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Oktoberfest is a world-renowned Bavarian folk festival, which is held annually in Munich and attracts more than six million people from around the world in search of German beer, music, and food. We’re bringing you an authentic taste of the legendary festivities, curated with the German-American Heritage Foundation and the German Embassy.

Your ticket includes:

A complimentary beer for attendees 21+ (need ID to claim)

Access to the Bavarian market featuring an authentic selection of beer, food, & goods

Traditional cultural music and dance performances

Oktoberfest games & entertainment curated with the German embassy and led by DC Fray

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Franklin Park
1332 I St NW, Washington, DC 20005

thank you to

International City Food Stories

International City invites DC immigrants and visitors from other countries to share a food story and a piece of home.


Is the event family-friendly?

Yes! While we do not have child-specific activities or entertainment, there are a variety of things for all ages to enjoy, such as performances, traditional games, delicious food, and nonalcoholic beverages.

Can pets come?

Service animals may attend. Other pets are not permitted at the event.

What’s included with the $10 ticket cost?

One free beverage is included with your ticket. Attendees 21+ may claim a free beer, and attendees under 21 may claim a free nonalcoholic beverage.

Do we need tickets for young kids?

Infants or children under 2 are free. All other attendees must have a ticket.

What’s the parking situation like?

There is limited street parking near the event. We encourage attendees to take the metro (McPherson Square is less than one block away!), use a ride share app, other public transportation. If you wish to drive, we recommend that you identify a nearby parking garage ahead of the event.

Where’s the nearest metro stop?

McPherson Square is the nearest stop (less than a block away from Franklin Park) for gray, blue, and orange lines. For the red line, Metro Center is the nearest stop (0.3 miles). For yellow and green lines, Gallery Pl-Chinatown is the closest stop (0.5 miles)

What kind of beers are available?

We have curated a selection of beers with the German Embassy and German American Heritage Foundation inspired by what you would find at the Munich Oktoberfest. The selection includes: Allgäuer Büble Festbier, Allgäuer Büble Edelwiessebier, Atlas Brewworks Hefeweizen, DC Brau Oktoberfest (Märzen), Sam Adams Oktoberfest (Märzen), and Warsteiner Dunkel

Are nonalcoholic drinks available/included in the free pour?

Yes, non-beer drinkers and those under 21 can get a complimentary nonalcoholic beverage instead.

Are bags allowed inside?

Bags are permitted inside the event, and may be checked upon entrance

Can I buy tickets at the door?

This is event is sold out! No more tickets will be available for sale at the door.