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7th Annual Parktoberfest

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 20, 2021

Prost! Parktoberfest sponsored by Samuel Adams and Absopure returns to Downtown Detroit with three full days of entertainment. Campus Martius Park will host the event and feature an open-air Biergarten pavilion, an impressive selection of craft seasonal, fall food favorites, live music, photo displays, and dance demonstrations.

Inside an open-air Biergarten pavilion, attendees can sample beers and hard seltzers from an impressive selection of craft and Oktoberfest beer, including Samuel Adams, Truly Hard Seltzer, Angry Orchard and traditional beers from Munich, as well as selections from Michigan-based Blake’s Hard Cider Co. in Armada and Griffin Claw Brewing Company that has locations in Birmingham and Rochester Hills.

The following is the thoughtfully curated beer list:

  • Paulaner Oktoberfest
  • Spaten Oktoberfest
  • Truly Hard Seltzer
  • Samuel Adams Oktoberfest
  • Angry Orchard
  • Griffin Claw Festbier
  • Griffin Claw Screamin’ Pumpkin
  • Griffin Claw Blue Sky
  • Hacker-Pschorr
  • Blake’s Flannel Mouth
  • Blake’s Caramel Apple Cider or Apple Pie Cider (Limited editions)
  • Frankenmuth Oktoberfest
  • Warsteiner

*All beers subject to change 

Parktoberfest isn’t just for adults. Kids, too, can have fun inside the Faygo Root Biergarten. There, they can make their very own ice cream floats or enjoy some refreshing and sweet ice cream by the scoop. Options include flavors such as vanilla, baked apple pie, Vernors cream, cookies and cream and strawberry sorbet. Floats are $4 and ice cream is $2 per scoop.

Food trucks will be on site both days to offer attendees delectable delights, such as brats, burgers, fries and black-eyed pea salad courtesy of the D Loft Mobile Café, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Poppos Barbecue will be there on Sunday, offering grilled smokey southern barbecue sandwiches, ribs, wraps, bowls, nachos and also brats that make for a consummate outdoor dining experience.

Revelers can partake in a variety of traditional Oktoberfest games, such as stein hoisting, keg hoisting and keg rolling, and enjoy a full lineup of live musical entertainment on both days. Acts scheduled to perform on stage at Campus Martius Park include the always entertaining master turntablist DJ InvisibleThe Motor City Brass Quintet, known as one of the most creative, versatile and exciting British-style brass bands; and Moose & Da Sharks!, Michigan’s premier oldies show band. Saturday’s headlining act is the Polish Muslims, Detroit’s premiere polka rockers who have been performing parodies in the Midwest for 40 years, and headlining on Sunday is Frame 42, a six-member band that started in Lapeer, Michigan under the direction of four-time Grammy nominee Deb Barber and is fronted by two female powerhouse lead singers.

The following is the complete entertainment schedule:

Saturday, Sept. 18    

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.          DJ Invisible
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.            The Motor City Brass Quintet
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.            Games
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.          DJ Skeez
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.            Moose & Da Sharks!
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.            Games
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.            Polish Muslims

Sunday, Sept. 19

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.          DJ Invisible
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.            The Motor City Brass Quintet
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.            Games
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.            DJ Skeez
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.            Cancel Monday
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.            Games
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.            Frame 42

Joining the festivities on the Saturday of the event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. is the Mana Mobile, which is inspired by Teremana Tequila Founder Dwayne Johnson’s famous phrase – “Mana. Gratitude. Tequila.”

The Mana Mobile is the rolling envoy for Teremana Small Batch Tequila and has been visiting towns, communities and cities across the country to “Bring the Mana to America.” It makes its way to Detroit to be a part of this year’s Parktoberfest, bringing samples of its tequila, as well as its fresh chicken, steak and veggie tacos, The Rock’s infamous French Toast served with a peanut butter Teremana syrup. To help support Downtown Detroit businesses, guests who show a receipt from a local business can receive a complimentary snack.

The annual Downtown Parktoberfest runs from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. 



September 18
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Campus Martius
800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, 48226 United States
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