Oaktoberfest in the Dimond 2023

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Oaktoberfest in the Dimond 2023

Oaktoberfest ~ The Bay Area's Family-Friendly Craft Beer Festival: Saturday, September 30th - 11am - 7pm Sunday, October 1st - 10am - 5pm

By Oaktoberfest in the Dimond

When and where

Date and time

September 30 · 11am - October 1 · 5pm PDT


Oakland's Dimond District MacArthur Boulevard & Fruitvale Avenue Oakland, CA 94602

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 1 day 6 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Oaktoberfest ~ The Bay Area's Family-Friendly Craft Beer Festival:


Saturday, September 30th - 11am - 7pm

Sunday, October 1st - 10am - 5pm

Oaktoberfest turns 16! celebrating the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area. The Festival is a FREE public event, please support the effort by purchasing food and beverages from Oaktoberfest vendors and Dimond District businesses.

Get the full experience and reserve a table in the Bavarian Hall, and order an authentic German platter for delivery to your table. ORDER HERE

Oakland’s Dimond District hosts this one-of-a-kind Fall Festival, welcoming thousands with craft beer & food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. The Dimond continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900’s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined the boulevard. Oaktoberfest will bring world-class beer to the tented beer hall, serving steins of traditional German flavors and regional brew pub favorites.

The event is FREE to attend, but the drinks are not! Family-friendly, dog friendly, open to all. Highlighting this years festival will be a traditional Biergarten, the Head-Royce School Family Strasse featuring a Kid’s Area with Root Biergarten and anchored by the Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley Family Stage, German style homebrew competition featured in the homebrewers’ alley, and vendors from around the Bay. Celebrate Oktoberfest, Oakland style, in the Dimond at Fruitvale and MacArthur. 

The Dimond Improvement Association and the Dimond Business & Professional Association, the Oaktoberfest event brings together elements of the district vision for a one day, everyone welcome, family-friendly craft beer festival.

Oaktoberfest is an event designed not only to celebrate the proud history of a shining district in Oakland, but also to raise funds for improvement projects, community development programs, and future events. The success of this festival relies on committed volunteers and the generosity of area residents and engaged businesses. Your support for this non-profit event will create positive change in the community.

  • Music
  • Food
  • Beer
  • Eco Fair and Kid’s Area
  • Homebrew Competition and Homebrew Alley

The Music

Traditional sounds of Munich will be performed on the streets, stages, and in the Biergarten. The Main Stage will also feature modern sounds from renowned area artists.

Gather around the Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley Family Stage to see acts highlighting local performers, and children’s entertainment.

Instrumentalists and dancers will keep the steins swinging with entertainment around the beer hall and throughout the event. 

Visit our Entertainment Page for this year’s line-up.

The Food

German delicacies from Bratwurst to Strudel will be found next to other regional cuisines and street fare. Sample dishes from a host of vendors or fill your plate with your favorite. It’s dining in the Beer Hall!

The Beer

50+ breweries, local and regional, will pour 200+ varieties of beer.  HenHouse Brewing, Anchor Brewing, Dokkabier, Drake's Brewing Company, Del Cielo, Altamont Beer Works, Trumer, Line 51, Laughing Monk, Sierra Nevada, Federation Brewing, Old Kan Beer Co,, 21st Amendment, Oakland United, and many more will be alongside breweries from Santa Cruz to Sonoma and San Francisco to Oregon.  Great wines and distilled spirits (at a full bar) will also be available!   

Eco Fair and Kid’s Area

The Eco Fair will ensure an engaging stroll through exhibits and information booths, drawing from a wealth of local non-profits, and corporate partners like Loard's Ice Cream, and US Bank.

The Head-Royce School Family Strasse will host interactive games, crafts, and displays will be featured in the Kid’s Area courtesy of Dimond Library, Oakland Parks and Rec, and Komodo Toys. Celebrate an active day with a stein of root beer and Loard's ice cream from the Root Biergarten. Sit down and enjoy some children’s entertainment presented on the Family Stage.

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