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Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest 2020

Cultural & Heritage, Fall, Festivals, Things to Do

September 25 to October 12, 2020

While Canada’s largest Bavarian Festival is taking a different form this year, Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is committed to bringing as much of your favourite festival to you through virtual events, small gatherings and some very special contests. Onkel Hans, Tante Frieda and Oktoberfest Ambassador (Erin Wetzel) encourage everyone to don your Tracht, raise a stein, enjoy delicious Bavarian cuisine, polka, and toast all that you love about Bavarian culture and our communities. Bring the celebration home with Oktoberfest in a Box!

Here’s to good times and good cheer, and to being back together next year. PROST!

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Live Stream

This live stream will be jammed packed full of Oktoberfest-themed entertainment including The Golden Keys, The Black Forest Band, The Seven Castles, and other Festhalle favourites. There will also be programming for the entire family to enjoy.

This event is FREE with a donation to the Onkel Hans Food Drive which benefits the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

Schedule for Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest LIVE

CTV Oktoberfest Parade Special- Monday, October 12, 2020

While there won’t be a live parade this year, you can enjoy this nostalgic special look back at the annual Oktoberfest parade over the last 50 years. Gather the family around, break out your souvenir steins, enjoy a schnitzel, and parade down memory lane!

CTV Oktoberfest Parade Special

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Restaurant Program

From September 25th to October 12th, get your festival on at one of the region’s “Micro-Festhallen”. Participating restaurants from around the region will feature live Oktoberfest entertainment, Oktoberfest food specials and beer pairings, prize programs and maybe even a visit from the keg tapping team or Onkel Hans! Mask up and come celebrate!

View the List of Participating Restaurants

Find our more about this year’s Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest celebrations

    Due to COVID-19 please contact businesses directly for modifications to hours, services and closures.