Family-Friendly Oktoberfests in Metro Detroit

Explore German culture and have some fun with your kids at these Oktoberfests in southeast Michigan.

Every fall, families in southeast Michigan come together to celebrate the rich culture of Germany at a local Oktoberfest. At these events, families can enjoy traditional cuisine, Polka music and more.

Parktoberfest at Campus Martius Park

Sept. 9-10, 2023  

Visit Detroit and Faygo have joined forces to offer two full days of Bavarian fun, including live music, games, seasonal beer and kid-friendly beverages.

Saline Main Street’s Oktoberfest

Sept. 15-16, 2023

This annual event offers German food and drink, live entertainment, games for the kids and much more.

St. Joseph Oktoberfest at Joseph Shrine

Sept. 23-24, 2023

This annual event boasts everything from authentic German food and beer to live Bavarian music, kids games, vendors, raffles and more.

Oktoberfest Run

Oct. 8, 2023

  • Address: Downtown Royal Oak area
  • Cost: $25-$35/kids fun run, $45-$55/short course, $50-$60/long course, $65-$75/double course 

Runners of all ages choose from a short, long or double course. There’s a kids fun run for younger racers. Runners get an event medal, race swag and Bavarian food after their run.

A2 Artoberfest

Oct. 28-29, 2023

Explore the work of 100 jury-selected fine artists. Plus, live entertainment, food, drinks and shopping.

Looking for even more family fun things to do this weekend and beyond? Check out Metro Parent’s online calendar for even more southeast Michigan events! 

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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.


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