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Galveston Island Oktoberfest 2023 – TX
October 27, 2023 - October 28, 2023FREE
Galveston Island Oktoberfest
October 27-28, 2023
Galveston residents and visitors alike have enjoyed Island Oktoberfest for almost 40 years. Every October, festival-goers enjoy live music, German beer, a variety of food options, shopping and live auctions. The best thing about this fall festival, however, is free admission. German costumes are encouraged!
Island Oktoberfest will be held on the grounds of and streets adjacent to First Lutheran Church, 24th and Winnie – in historic downtown Galveston – and co-sponsored by Del Papa Distributing Company. Admission is free. German costumes encouraged! This fun, family weekend will feature continuous live entertainment with music and dancing on two stages!
In addition to great music and dancing, there will be superb food including smoked sausage, bratwurst, and“Wurstabendessen“– a sausage dinner comprised of German-style and Polish-style Wurst with all the traditional German side dishes. This special German Dinner will be available both Friday evening and on Saturday.
The historic and beautifully-renovated circa 1860 The Lyceum of Galveston Island will be open Friday evening from 5pm to 9pm and on Saturday 11am to 7pm with vendors showcasing exceptional hand-crafted arts, crafts, and gift items for those festival goers eager to get a head start on holiday shopping. There will also be outside vendors.