You might not expect it, but Miami is one of the hotbeds of German culture in America. The 62nd Oktoberfest Miami is held every year during the second and third weekends of October. It’s one of the longest-running celebrations of German culture put on by the German American Social Club. It’s also the longest continuously-running Oktoberfest in the United States. The annual celebration will take place in Miami’s horse country at Miller Drive. This year’s Oktoberfest Miami will take place on Oct. 11–13 and 18–20.
The Miami chapter of the German American Social Club was founded in 1949. The Club first celebrated Oktoberfest nine years later in 1958. The Miami version of the event is the longest-running Oktoberfest in Florida. The event also owns the distinctions of being South Florida’s largest German cultural. Over the decades of putting it on, the organizers have refined the offerings while keeping the things that multiple generations of German Americans (and non-German Americans alike!) have come to expect and love.
Oktoberfest Miami is a celebration of German culture that includes live performances of German music and German folk dancing. It’s the real deal. There is also food and beer at the event that is popular in German culture. Magicians, bounce houses, and a large open field will be available for the enjoyment of children.
Miami Area Accommodations
The city of Miami is a year-round tourist attraction that is a destination of visitors from around the world. Individuals interested in Miami Hotels should take a close look at Hyatt Regency Miami. The hotel is located in the trendy Brickell neighborhood and offers guests upscale design comforts. The Mandarin Oriental, Miami is another hot choice. Situated on Brickell Key and surrounded by crystal blue water, it’s one of the city’s best luxury hotels.
Things to Do in Miami
Individuals in town for Oktoberfest who will be in search of other entertainment while visiting Miami will possess no shortage of options from which to choose.
Frost Science Museum
The Frost Museum of Science allows visitors to explore a variety of science topics that include the human body and the solar system. The education visitors will receive pertaining to nature and society has become a priceless part of the vacation of many travelers.
This prominent entertainment district is known for the vibrant and colorful walls it possesses. Visitors to the district will enjoy some of the best shopping, eating, and dancing experiences available in the city of Miami.
History of Miami Museum
The Historical Museum of South Florida is located not far from the Hyatt Regency Miami and features exhibits that tell the story of the southern portion of the state, as well as, the Caribbean Islands. There is also a research center and gift store present in the museum.
Adrienne Arsht Center
Visitors to Miami that appreciate the performing arts will enjoy an evening at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Dance productions, Broadway shows, and concerts are all on the schedule at the center.
This motor racing track is located a little bit away from the city of Miami in Homestead, Florida. There are several configurations available at the track and it has played host to major races like NASCAR, the Championship Cup Series, and the Rolex Sports Car Series.
Hard Rock Stadium
The Oktoberfest Miami takes place in the heart of the football season for both college and professional football teams in the area. Football fans can catch a game played by the Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes, or another guest team at the Hard Rock Stadium while in town for Oktoberfest Miami.