Now that the temperatures in Atlanta have finally started to hang out under 90 degrees we know that fall is right around the corner. Before you know it, the pumpkin patches will be open, football season will be in full swing, and it will be time for one of our favorite fall festival themes – Oktoberfest! We’ve compiled a list of some of the local and regional celebrations in or near Atlanta, so go ahead and put some of these fun events on your calendar!
Atlanta’s authentic German Biergarten gets in on the action with 18 different German beers, live music and German food at their “Munich on Marietta” event! The celebration kicks off with a 5K race through the downtown streets.
When: Saturday, October 12th
Where: Der Biergarten – 300 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Now in its 49th year, Helen’s Oktoberfest spans almost two full months throughout September and October, with the entire town joining in the celebration! The main event takes place in the Helen Festhalle though, with German music and dancing and traditional German food and beer.
When: September 5th – October 27th
Where: Helen Festhalle – 1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA 30545
Oktoberfest Atlanta is our city’s largest Oktoberfest event. You’ll enjoy plenty of German beer and food, live music, along with fun German-themed games like the Pretzel Toss and Stein Hoisting Contest and even a dog parade!
When: Friday, October 11th, 5pm – 11pm and Saturday, October 12th, 11am – 11pm
Where: Historic Fourth Ward Park – 680 Dallas Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Savannah’s River Street Oktoberfest is a three day festival held on historic River Street overlooking the Savannah River and featuring German beer, food and entertainment. Perhaps the highlight of the festival is the world famous Wiener Dog Races!
Friday October 4th, 4pm-10pm
Saturday, October 5th, 10am-10pm
Sunday, October 6th, 10am – 5pm
Where: Downtown Rousakis Plaza – 115 East River Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Live music, German dancing, games and crafts are are the focus of this annual festival, and of course, plenty of authentic German food and beer! This festival has been going on for 17 years, and this year’s highlight is the 22-piece Classic City German Polka Band!
When: Saturday, October 5th, 12pm – 9pm
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church – 1826 Killian Hill Road, Lilburn, GA 30047