Oktoberfest Grand Rapids

Oktoberfest Grand Rapids is an annual event that is held at Riverside Park. The event dates are September 23, 2022 3pm to 10pm and September 24, 2022 12pm to 10pm. The event is a community event, family friendly and free to attend.

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 main entrance.

Tokens to Tickets

For this years event we are no longer using 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).

One time exchange

Tokens purchased at a past event can be converted into drink tickets at the ticket booth. Tokens used to be purchased for $1 each. Conversion will be at a rate of six (6) tokens for one (1) drink ticket. Alternatively, tokens can be placed into the donation bucket to make a Charitable donation to Hearts of Hope.

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

Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors - Erdinger, Bitburger and Imperial Beverage



Imperial Beverage

Supporting Sponsor - Grand Rapids Office of Special Events

Grand Rapids Office of Special Events

Supporting Sponsor - Mercantile Bank

Mercantile Bank

Wristband Sponsor - Grand River Realty

Grand River Realty

Printing Sponsor - Abby’s Printing

Abby's Printing

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!