Celebrate Oktoberfest in Southeast Michigan

By: Amber Ogden | September 11, 2015

Fall brings many great things, one of which is the traditional Oktoberfest celebration. While surely everyone would love to enjoy the 16-day long festivities in Munich, you can still get your fix in Metro Detroit.

Arbor Brewing Company of Ann Arbor will host its Oktoberfest celebration this Friday and Saturday. The street party at Main and Washington will include beer, brats and music. From 5 p.m. to midnight both nights, enjoy live music by the Immigrant Sons, food, beer and wine available for purchase and, best of all, no cover charge!

Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, also of Ann Arbor, is holding its 20th Anniversary Oktoberfest Street Party on the same nights, so you can party hop! The event will feature two beers brewed exclusively for the event, XX Anniversary Pale Ale “Concentrate” and Le Grand Portage Biere D’Garde. Food booths, a live band, cornhole and photo booth are a few of the additional offerings. No cover charge.

The Old Miami in Detroit is hosting Rocktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 19, the official Oktoberfest Kickoff Party presented by Short’s Brewing Company. From 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., enjoy live music and Short’s Oktoberfest. The party will be moved inside afterward until close. Live bands in the lineup include The Native Howl, Those Hounds and The ILL Itches.

Canterbury Village of Lake Orion is celebrating Oktoberfest Friday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 27. German food and music will be plentiful all three days, and admission costs $5, except for Sunday, which is free. Bring your kids on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy the family-friendly fun, when bounce houses, face painting and a petting zoo are available from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional Oktoberfest events in southeast Michigan worth checking out include:

Enjoy commemorating Oktoberfest in Metro Detroit, and as always, celebrate responsibly!