Date(s) - 09/01/2023 - 09/04/2023
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One of Michigan City’s most well-known and long standing traditions is back ! Celebrating Labor Day Weekend with the event that is the single most requested event by Michigan City residents. Oktoberfest will feature multiple live music stages, local and regional food vendors, as well as art, craft and merchandise vendors from all over. This day/night festival closes out summer with style…Oktoberfest is back!!
Michigan City Special Events is proud to announce the return of Michigan City’s most requested event, Oktoberfest. The four-day festival, being held in Washington Park over Labor Day weekend, September 1-4, will feature 53 music and entertainment groups, as well as local and regional food, art, craft and merchandise vendors.
“The return of Oktoberfest last year was a huge success” said Mayor Duane Parry. “This event was the highlight of the summer for many years, and it is great to have it back. The events this summer have been amazing, and now we close out the summer in traditional style. It doesn’t get any better than this!”
Entertainment will be spread over three stages. The Oktoberfest Stage, located in the Michigan City Port Authority Tent, the Sunset Grille Pavilion, and the Sunset Grille Rooftop will feature a variety of entertainment options throughout the weekend. Each area will have a full bar, and there will be 18 food vendors to choose from.
Terry Greetham, Director of Michigan City Special Events, is looking forward to Oktoberfest and is confident the entertainment line-up will draw great crowds. “We have a great mix of bands returning from last year, including the Together Band and Dr. Duke Tumatoe, as well as some new bands and genres,” he said. “Last year we brought it back, and it was a huge success. This year, it is bigger and better!”
Oktoberfest will feature over 40 art/craft and merchandise vendors, including the Kidpreneur’s, which is a program designed to teach kids between the ages of 6 and 18 how to become entrepreneurs. In addition, well known caricature artist Roger Hurtado from Chicago will be on hand, as well as magician Matt Kalita performing on Monday. The Great Lakers Auto Club will sponsor a Show & Shine on Sunday, September 3 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and there will be a Blind Draw Bags Tournament on Sunday starting at noon.
Oktoberfest starts Friday, September 1 and runs through Monday, September 4. Event hours are 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm Friday through Sunday, and 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday.
Friday, 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Monday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Arts and Craft Booths
Call 219.873.1400 x 2003.
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