Here’s where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Palm Springs, the Inland Empire, and So Cal

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It’s Oktoberfest Season!!! So grab a stein, a brat, and an Uber and get read to do the Chicken Dance! Here’s where you can enjoy Oktoberfest in and around Greater Palm Springs, the Inland Empire, and Southern California this fall. 


La Quinta Brewing Co. Oktoberfest – October 26

(La Quinta Brewing)

The Palm Springs area brewery is hosting their 4th Annual Oktoberfest party in their parking lot on October 26.  There will be games, music, authentic german eats and German-style beers – plus your ticket gets you a collectible glass stein to drink all that tasty beer in.  You can grab your advance tickets for $10 here.

La Quinta Brewing Co. 



Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

It’s the 48th installment of Oktoberfest at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center.  The event runs weekends from September 7 through November 3.  There’s music, Brats & Knockwursts, German beer, vendors, contests, dancing and more. and enjoy the very same beers poured at Munich’s Oktoberfest

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest

Another option for getting your Oktoberfest on in the San Bernardino mountains!  The event is happening Saturdays and Sundays in the Lake Arrowhead Village from September 14 through October 27.

Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest

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King Ludwig’s Oktoberfest in Beaumont – September 20 – 22

Beaumont Oktoberfest
(Beaumont-Cherry Valley Parks and Rec.)

Food, beer, games, and so much more – and, best of all, it’s free to get in (though it is $5 to park).  The event takes place Friday – Sunday at Noble Creek Park.

30th Annual King Ludwig’s Oktoberfest

San Diego Festival of Beer – September 21

So technically, this is not an Oktoberfest.  But hey, tons of beer tastings, music, and food – so, still, good times and the weather is always nice in San Diego.  If you go, save a lot of cash by grabbing the Groupon.

San Diego Festival of Beer

Coachella Valley Brewing Oktoberfest – September 21

(Instagram: @coachellavalleybrewing)

The desert brewer is holding a parking lot party to kick off Oktoberfest season with 8 live musical acts, beer, games, keg bowling (!), and more from noon to 9 pm.

Coachella Valley Brewing

Fairplex Oktoberfest – October 4 to 19

The LA County Fairplex will have Bavarian music, beer, Authentic German food, contests, and did I say Beer? – every Friday and Saturday from October 4 – October 19, 6pm to midnight each day.

LA Fairplex

Draughtsman, Palm Springs – October 5

For $25, you get a beer, brat, and custom stein.  There will be games, music, and more from noon to 5 pm.


Redlands Oktoberfest – October 5

The Redlands Optimist Club hosts their 7th annual event at  Sylvan Park on Saturday Oct. 6 from 11 am to 7pm.  It’s a kid friendly event with live music, German food, and, of course, beer.

Redlands Oktoberfest

Have a great time at whatever Oktoberfest in Southern California you attend!  Cheers!!

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