An Oktoberfest to Remember!

This year, maybe more than ever before, we need to come together to celebrate community, heritage, friends + family and FUN!

Festival Countdown

September 24 to October 11

While Canada’s largest Bavarian Festival is taking a different form this year, we are committed to bringing as much of our favourite festival to you through virtual events, small gatherings and some very special contests. Onkel Hans and Tante Frieda are with us in spirit and we encourage everyone to don your Tracht, raise a stein, enjoy delicious Bavarian cuisine from our local restaurant partners, polka around and toast all that we love about Bavarian Culture and our communities.

Here’s to good times and good cheer, and to being back together next year. PROST!

Events

September 24 to October 11

We hope you’ll join us at our local Micro-Festhallen, online, and in spirit!

Oktoberfest Golf Experience

August 23 – August 23

The Oktoberfest Golf Experience is a proud supporter of the OktoberfestCares initiative, with proceeds from all fundraising activities going back to the community!

Oktoberfest Restaurant Program

September 24 – October 11

Get your festival on at one of our regions “Micro-Festhallen” this year. Each venue will feature live Oktoberfest entertainment, coordinating access to our live stream events, Oktoberfest food specials and beer pairings, prize programs and maybe even a visit from the keg tapping team or Onkel Hans!

Onkel Hans Food Drive

September 24 – October 11

Did you know that 1/3 of people served at the Food Bank of Waterloo Region are under 18 years old? And 1 in 20 households in Waterloo Region rely on food assistance. The Onkel Hans Food Drive is by far one of the most important aspects of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. In 2019, the initiative raised more than 67,000 meals for over 34,000 people in our community.

Opening Ceremonies

September 24 – September 24

Join us live online on Friday, September 24 as we tap the ceremonial keg and declare the festival open for 2021!

KWO Live@Home

October 9 – October 9

You can now experience all the same Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest ‘Gemütlichkeit’ you’re used to right from the comfort of your own home. Join in on a fun and interactive full-day virtual event happening on Saturday, October 9.

CTV Parade Special

October 11 – October 11

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving in Waterloo Region without the annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade! We have partnered with CTV Southwestern Ontario to bring your parade tradition home with the annual 1-hour special!

KWO Golf Experience

KW LIVE@HOME

Friday, October 9

This “FREE” virtual Oktoberfest experience will offer live (and some pre-recorded) Oktoberfest-themed entertainment and interactive experiences to bring Oktoberfest to your HAUS.

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest LIVE

Friday, October 9 & Saturday, October 10

Get your festival on at one of our regions “Micro-Festhallen” this year. Each venue will feature live Oktoberfest entertainment, coordinating access to our live stream events, Oktoberfest food specials and beer pairings, prize programs and maybe even a visit from the keg tapping team or Onkel Hans! Mask up and come celebrate!

Oktoberfest Cares

We are committed to supporting the cultural, economic and social vitality of Waterloo Region.

Oktoberfest Style & Souvenirs

Find your favourite piece to wear while you celebrate and honour 2021 with a special souvenir, or send a gift to someone special.

2021 Sponsors

We’re beyond grateful to our committed and caring sponsors as they support this year’s Festival!

Stay Up-To-Date

Looking for more information about Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest? Well you’ve come to the right place mein freund!

Get Involved

Want to be part of the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest?

Bands and Entertainers

There will be plenty of the Oktoberfest music and dancing to keep you entertained this year. Join us for our streaming events or at local participating restaurants.

Become a Micro-Festhalle

For 3 weekends and 7 nights you can become a Micro-Festhalle or Restaurant Partner.

Oktoberfest Golf Experience

Join us Monday, August 23rd to enjoy world-class golf on a stunning private course and so much more.