Each October Honolulu Ave is transformed into 1 of the biggest Oktoberfest festivals in LA.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 5th, Noon-10 pm, Montrose, California
This free street fair offers something for everyone. Adults 21 and older can enjoy a wide selection of authentic German beer, all brewed in the heart of Bavaria. On tap will be Warsteiner Dunkel from one of the largest privately held breweries in Germany, along with Spaten Lager, Franziskaner Weis and Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen, the world’s first Oktoberfest Beer. Craft beer lovers can quench their thirst with delicious domestic drafts like Hangar 24 Oktoberfest blend, Drakes Hefeweizen, Kona Brewing Wailua Wheat Pale Ale and and specialties from Brewyard Brewery. Food stands throughout the fair will offer authentic Oktoberfest food. Enjoy sauerkraut, steamed pretzels and traditional Bavarian sausages provided by Schreiner’s Fine Sausages which supplies Pink’s, Dodger Stadium and Knotts Berry Farm. This year you may even want to try the vegan option.
Two stages will offer live entertainment under the direction of local MC, DJ Ernie. Highlights include the German American Brass Band, the D’Oberlanders German dancers, and the local Evolution Music Conservatory showcasing rock band performers of all age groups. Returning again this year to close out the festival is the awesome 80s flashback band Past Action Heroes, featured on the Monster Energy main stage. Lederhosen-wearing attendees can become part of the show too by entering one of the contests on the Bavarian Stage sponsored by local Montrose businesses. Prizes will be awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Oktoberfest, Lil Ms and Master and even Best Dressed Bavarian Dog.
Located at the western end of Honolulu, the family fun (yellow) zone will offer diversions for younger Oktoberfesters. There will be carnival rides, face painting and a craft area where kids can create their very own ceramic souvenir. The family-friendly activities kickoff at noon with the Kids Welcome to Oktoberfest Parade beginning at Las Palmas Avenue and Honolulu.
A food drive will take place throughout the day at the information booth in the Allure Travel Parking lot. Donated items need to be nonperishable and will go to the Bailey Center at the United Methodist Church in Tujunga and St Luke’s in La Crescenta. The first 250 people who donate will receive a free commemorative Oktoberfest Mug.
Come raise a stein, dance the chicken dance, and put on your best dirndl or lederhosen. Most of all “KOMMEN SIE FEIERN“ – Come Celebrate!
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