Music lovers and fans of German food and craft beer will don their lederhosen and dirndls and gather at Aaron Bessant Park on Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6, to kick off the Annual Panama City Beach Oktoberfest.

German Beer

No Oktoberfest celebration would be complete without beer! The event will feature a massive 150'x50' tent decorated like the authentic Oktoberfest tent in Munich, Germany, as well as two outdoor beer gardens and a VIP section under the tent. 

The Hofbrauhaus in Munich (or Munchen as they have it in Germany) is the 500 hundred-year-old beer hall that attracts locals and visitors from around the world every single day of the year. It’s also home to one of the biggest and oldest Oktoberfests in Germany.

Oktoberfest will be featuring Erdinger Weissbrau and Samuel Adams Octoberfest. Erdinger Weissbrau is a 130-year-old wheat beer brewed exclusively in Erding, Germany and exported around the world. Samuel Adams® Octoberfest has a rich, deep golden amber hue which itself is reflective of the season.


Get ready for great German food! Pair your beer with brats, either famous or smoked, meterwurst, or hot dogs (with or without sauerkraut). Plus, nothing is better with your new and old favorite beer than giant pretzels with beer-infused cheese.

Music & Entertainment

Expect two days of music and entertainment from mixes from DJ Will, as well as live music by Krankenhaus, Darrell and Beatrice Band, the Heritage Band and more!

Family Fun & Games

Bring the kids and they will enjoy rounds of corn hole, or they can burn off excess energy in one (or all eight) of the blow-up bounce houses and slide zone. Kids and adults alike can get their faces painted and get a photo memento of the fun they had at the gif photo booth by Epic Photo Co.Opens a New Window., sponsored by Beachy Beach Real Estate and Coastal Insurance South Walton.

For the grown-up kids, don’t miss out on the stein hoisting competition on Saturday to test your strength and distance throwing abilities!

To purchase tickets and for more information, click here!