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Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Long Beach

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Long Beach

Jeanette Lem

Oktoberfest is here! Long Beach is preparing to come alive with the spirit of this iconic German festival. Lively beer gardens, authentic German eats, and traditional games await eventgoers. Here is a list of the festivities taking place in the city in the next few weeks where you can raise your stein, dance to lively polkas, and revel in the spirit of Oktoberfest. Prost to a memorable celebration ahead!


3rd Annual Long Beach Oktoberfest
Flyer for the 3rd annual Long Beach Oktoberfest via Instagram: @lboktoberfest

Kicking the list off is a month-long Oktoberfest celebration at Long Beach Scottish Rite! The 3rd Annual Long Beach Oktoberfest takes place from September 29th to October 22nd, 2023. This lively celebration will feature an array of authentic German beer and cuisine. The festivities are tailored for various audiences, with daytime events on Saturday and Sunday welcoming families of all ages, and Friday and Saturday nights reserved for those 21 and over. General admission is priced at $20, covering entry and entertainment, while food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Children under 12 enjoy free admission. For an enhanced experience, consider VIP admission at $150, which includes parking, festival entry, a guaranteed seat in the prime “best view” riser rows near the stage, an official LB Oktoberfest stein, a plate of food (with a vegan option available), and five beverage tickets valid for any beer or wine selection. Note that the VIP area is restricted to those 21 and over. For tickets and more information, visit the event’s webpage here.

Long Beach Scottish Rite is located at 855 Elm Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813


Oktoberfest Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Research at Port City Tavern

 

Flyer for Port City’s Oktoberfest via Instagram: @portcitytavern

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Port City Tavern on Saturday, September 30, and support a cause! Your participation at this event is dedicated to supporting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Barber Hayley Mackanin, a childhood cancer survivor, will also be providing complimentary head shaves for those willing to stand in solidarity with children battling cancer. Starting at 5 p.m., enjoy live musical performances, traditional fare, engaging Oktoberfest activities, a meticulously curated silent auction, and an assortment of chilled beverages. Please note that attendance is complimentary, but restricted to individuals aged 21 and above. Learn more here.

Port City Tavern is located at 4306 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90804


 

Doodlefest at Trademark Brewing
Flyer for Doodlefest at Trademark Brewing via eventbrite.com

Put on your finest lederhosen or dirndls and head over to Trademark Brewing on Saturday, September 30, to celebrate the brewery’s release of  LAGERDOODLE, a 5% Amber Lager. From 12-6 PM, be prepared for an array of German-inspired delights, including beer, food, games, and a not-to-be-missed dog costume contest! General admission is free, but you can purchase a 30-dollar ticket on Eventbrite to receive a 1-liter fill of the Lagerdoodle Amber Lager, an Oktoberfest pretzel necklace, and complimentary entry into the Stein-Holding Contest. Learn more here.

Trademark Brewing is located at 233 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90813


Ten Mile Brewing’s Oktoberfest & 6th Anniversary Celebration 
Flyer for Oktoberfest at Ten Mile Brewing via eventbrite.com

Ten Mile Brewing is hosting a day of beer, food, and celebration at their Oktoberfest & 6th Anniversary event! On Saturday, September 30th, 2023, from 12-6 p.m., the brewery will be transformed into a festive beer garden, providing special releases and traditional Oktoberfest-style lagers. Their pizza kitchen will be serving up pies all day, including a special German pizza. Rasselbock, the Bixby Knolls German eatery and pub, will also be present, offering authentic and delicious German cuisine. Dance and sing along to live music performed by a German band, and participate in an array of games such as stein hoisting, a wiener dog race, log saw, brat toss, Hi Striker carnival game, and more, with prizes up for grabs! This event is family-friendly, with activities for all ages! Learn more here.

Ten Mile Brewing is located at 1136 East Willow Street, Signal Hill, CA 90755


Oktoberfest at SteelCraft Long Beach 
Flyer for Oktoberfest at SteelCraft Long Beach via eventbrite.com

Experience the festivities of Oktoberfest at SteelCraft Long Beach on Saturday, October 7th, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy food specials at participating restaurants and live polka music and dancing. This event will also host a stein-holding contest and family-friendly games. This celebration is the perfect way to welcome the autumn season. For more details, visit the event page here.

SteelCraft Long Beach is located at 3768 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90807


LB Beer Lab 6th Anniversary & Oktoberfest
Flyer for Long Beach Beer Lab 6th Anniversary and Oktoberfest via eventbrite.com

Long Beach Beer Lab is another brewery in Long Beach celebrating its 6th year anniversary! The 6-Year Anniversary event and Oktoberfest celebration will take place feature on October 15th from 12-5 p.m. From a bustling craft fair to specialty food, engaging competitions, music, and a refreshing lager beer garden, there’s something for everyone. This family-friendly gathering, held in their spacious back lot, comes with no cover charge. Here’s to six fantastic years for LB Beer Lab! Learn more here.

Long Beach Beer Lab is located at 518 West Willow Street Long Beach, CA 90806


Oktoberfest Beer Festival at The Mosaic
Flyer for Oktoberfest Beer Festival at the Mosaic via eventbrite.com

The Mosaic in Long Beach is hosting a family-friendly Oktoberfest event on October 28th, 2023, from 3-7 p.m. This event features an array of German food specials, a beer garden, games, photo props, and live music featuring West Coast Prost. There will also be classic contests such as the Beer Stein Holding and Weiner Dog Costume contests. There will also be shopping, kids activities, and a variety of vendors. Admission is free, so enjoy a day of fun, food, and festivities! Learn more here.

The Mosaic is located at 300 North Promenade, Long Beach, CA 90802

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