Annual waterfront festival celebrates beer, oompah pah music, and fun
Kirkland, WA - September 23-25, 2016 – Hang on to your lederhosen, as Downtown Kirkland
will soon transform into an authentic German “biergarten” for the 4th Annual Kirkland
Oktoberfest Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 25th in Marina Park on
Kirkland’s picturesque waterfront. This three-day beer festival benefitting local nonprofit
charitable organizations attracts roughly 10,000 enthusiasts each year. Read More>>
Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold will do the honors of tapping the firkin when doors open Friday night,
and rumor has it that he will be dressed in the traditional Oktoberfest fashion. Dirndl and
lederhosen are the highly encouraged attire to enjoy German food and beer, local Northwest
brews, and games like beer pong and human foosball. Sizzling oompah pah bands will add to
the authentic atmosphere on two different stages.
We know how much Kirkland loves pooches! Dog Day is Sunday, September 25th, when our
furry companions are permitted inside the Biergarten. The 4th Annual Wiener Dog Race begins
at 1pm outside the Biergarten, and spectators of all ages are welcome to cheer on the dogs as
they compete for the gold.
Hours for Kirkland Oktoberfest are Friday, September 23rd from 4pm-11pm (last call at
10:15pm), Saturday, September 24th from 11am-11pm (last call at 10:15pm), and Sunday,
September 25th from 11am-6pm (last call at 5:30pm). Please note the City of Kirkland will not
allow people under the age of 21 inside the Biergarten, so all attendees must be 21 or older.
Volunteers are at the heart and core of this event and make it so much fun for everyone. We
need you—sign up at http://www.oktoberfestkirkland.com/volunteer/ for more information about
how to get involved. Read More>>
About Kirkland Oktoberfest
Kirkland Oktoberfest is produced by Kirkland Events and sponsors. Kirkland Oktoberfest
benefits these 501(c)3 nonprofits in our community: American Cancer Society, MEOW (Mercer
Island Eastside Orphans and Waifs), Imagine Housing, Sibling House, Eastside Timebank and
the Kirkland Downtown Association. For more information, visit
http://www.oktoberfestkirkland.com/ or follow @KirklandOktober on Twitter.