Oktoberfest/Beerfest is the first weekend in October.

    • Friday, October 3rd, 5 - 11PM
    • Saturday, October 4th, 12 - 11PM
    • Beerfest runs Saturday from 12PM - 5PM.

    Enjoy friends, drinks, and music.

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    Summer won't be complete without us.

    At Beerfest, taste samples and meet brewery representatives from 17 of SouthWest Michigan's local breweries.

    • Pleasant House
    • Final Gravity
    • Gonzos
    • Boatyard
    • Ruperts
    • Old Mill
    • Tibbs
    • Tapistry
    • Latitude 42
    • Arcadia
    • Round Barn
    • Old Peninsula
    • Paw Paw
    • Livery
    • Hideout
    • Waldorf
    • Saugutuck

    Free admission for kids under 12 and for anyone wearing lederhosen and dirndl!

    Tents! We're ready for all types of weather, so dress warmly and we'll keep you dry!

    To bring cash. The festival site operates in cash only, though you can buy tickets in advance via credit/debit here on our website!

    Some of the best local bands the Kalamazoo Area has to offer.

    Kalamazoo's finest artisans and food vendors.

    Pretzels and Beer!

    A variety of local breweries and representatives from SouthWest Michigan at Kalamazoo's original Beerfest.

  • Three Thousand

    Last year, more than three thousand people came downtown to make Kalamazoo's first Oktoberfest explosive.

    Imagine what this year will be like.

  • The Music

    • The Go Rounds
    • Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts
    • Pro Con Pro
    • Forget The Times
    • More bands TBA
    • The Corn Fed Girls
    • The Mainstays
    • Ghost Bunnies
    • Bridge Band
    • Moxieville
    • Chuck Whiting and the Tip Rail Ramblers
    • Fiona Dickinson
    • Kaitlin Rose
    • Deep Waters
    • Secret Animals
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