Life changes when you become a parent, but it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on things you used to enjoy. Sure, you probably won’t party like you used to, but you can still indulge in a beer or two this fall. Here are some family-friendly Oktoberfest events around town for our beer loving parents.
Parktoberfest @ Beacon Park, Detroit (September 21-23): Dress in your best lederhosen or drindl for the three day Oktoberfest celebration complete with traditional German bands, food, dance and competition, like stein hoisting and keg rolling. Plus, and endless array of craft, seasonal and Oktoberfest beers with limited edition kegs, tapped hourly. For the kids there will be a root beer garden, lawn games and activities.
Saline Main Street Oktoeberfest @ Downtown Saline (Friday, September 28 & Saturday, September 29): The 14th Annual Saline Oktoberfest is family-friendly with German-style activities for our little ones. Bring the tots and have a ball at Kinderplatz! This FREE kid-friendly activity area will be buzzing with cool things to do including: inflatable bouncers and obstacle course, make-n-take it crafts station, Magic Joe and scarecrow making demonstration with Dr. Rob Borer
Franklin Biergarten @ Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield (Thursday, October 4): Cash Bar featuring Oktoberfest Beer and German food, open gym with bounce houses, prizes and giveaways.
Polkatoberfest at The Corner @ Corktown, Detroit (Saturday, October 13): PolkatoberFest at the Corner (former site of Tiger Stadium) will be a day of great Polish and German food, polka music and classic rock hits performed live, beer from Founder’s Brewing Company and select Polish breweries, shopping vendors, a pierogi eating competition, AND children’s activities.
Brew & Fall Fest @ Jimmy John’s Field, Utica (Saturday, October 13): The event will include more than 20 craft breweries, live music, the second annual Ace Run Derby Disc Golf event, a Cornhole Tournament, football games on in the AAA Clubhouse, Fall Food specials and concession stands throughout the ballpark, apple cider, donuts, caramel apples, kids craft stations, pumpkin painting, face painting, and USPBL mascot meet & greets.
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..