Oktoberfest Celebration 2016 Programme

Oktoberfest is one of the most loved celebrations in Germany and all over the world. This is the festival of food and drinks, good mood and singing; it is a great place for tourists to visit and for locals to have fun.

Festival Program

Entertainment-in-germany-in-autumnThe Oktoberfest breweries and landlords grand entry

This procedure is the official preliminary act before the opening of the Oktoberfest. Nearly thousand of people take part in this prelude. These are the families and friends of the landlords, music bands, all moving along the streets on big decorated floats.

The procedure starts on September 25 and lasts nearly 45 minutes.

Oktoberfest Costume and Riflemen’s Parade
It is a well-known procession that includes people and animals, all decorated and dressed up in costumes, singing, waving, performing, playing all way long. It lasts nearly 2 hours, involves over 9 thousand people and its route is 7 km long. This procession is carried out on the first Sunday of the German Oktoberfest and is a tremendous insight into the history, culture of its regions, highlighting not only the gastronomic traditions of various German provinces, but paying attention to the cultural and regional differences between their inhabitants. This parade is a tremendous view that everyone should see at least once in a lifetime!

Date: Sunday, 18th September, 2016

Open-Air Oktoberfest Music
Over 400 music performers make a huge live open air concert on the steps of the Bavaria statue. It takes place on the second Sunday of the German Oktoberfest.

Date: Sunday, 25th September, 2016
The Beginning
The Oktoberfest date is September 17, 2016. 

Drinking hours

Opening day 12.00 noon – 10.30 p.m
Weekdays 10.00 a.m – 10.30 p.m
Saturday, Sunday & holiday 09.00 a.m – 10.30 p.m
Daily closing hour 11.30 p.m

Opening hours of stalls
Opening day 10.00 noon – 12.00 midnight
Monday – Thursday 10 a.m – 11.30 p.m
Friday 10.00 a.m – 12.00 midnight
Saturday 9 a.m – midnight
Sunday 9 a.m – 11.30 p.m

Fairground attractions & sideshows
Opening day 12.00 noon – 12.00 midnight
Monday – Thursday 10 a.m – 11.30 p.m
Friday, Saturday 10.00 a.m – 12.00 midnight
Sunday 10 a.m – 11.30 p.m

Noon- Wiesn
Monday – Friday 10.00 a.m – 15.00 p.m

End of Oktoberfest
Monday, October 3, 2016 11.30 p.m.

Published: October 12, 2016