Oktoberfest Grand Rapids

Oktoberfest Grand Rapids is an annual event that is held at Riverside Park. The event dates are September 29, 2023 3pm to 10pm and September 30, 2023 12pm to 10pm. The event is a community event, family friendly and free to attend.

Drink tickets are required for the purchase of alcohol. These can be purchased ahead of time or the day of the event. Onsite ticket sales will be by the entrance to the beer tent.

Tokens to Tickets

Last year (2022) we switch away from tokens. This means shorter wait times and less guessing as you try to convert dollars to tokens. All food and merchandise vendors will accept cash and major credit cards. The entrance to the beer tent will have a ticket station where you can purchase drink tickets ($6) and your wristband ($6).

Anyone drinking alcohol anywhere on the festival grounds must be wearing a wristband to prove you are at least 21 years old.

Our Sponsors


Proceeds Benefit Edelweiss Club of Grand Rapids

Edelweiss Club of Grand Rapids

Edelweiss Club of Grand Rapids is a German/American club founded in 1980. We are located in the scenic city of Grand Rapids, 45 miles east of beautiful Lake Michigan. We are a non-profit, social club designed to promote and celebrate German culture in many ways, including singing, dancing, biking, hiking, picnicking, and of course, celebrating Oktoberfest!