From our awesome craft breweries to unmissable events, check out some of our Oktoberfest recommendations below. Oktoberfest is actually celebrated in Germany beginning mid to late September, but because the festivities are just too fun, tons of events will carry through the month of October in A-Town. Here are 10 exciting things to do in Atlanta to celebrate and honor Oktoberfest, so get your steins, lederhosen and dirndls at the ready!
1. The anticipated return of Oktoberfest Atlanta
Where: Fourth Ward Skatepark
When: September 30-October 2
Oktoberfest Atlanta is finally returning following a couple of years of pandemic cancellations. This three day festival will turn the Fourth Ward Skatepark into a German wonderland for a weekend of music, German-inspired food, and of course, lots of beer! Click here for more information.
2. Marietta’s unique Chalktoberfest celebration
Where: Downtown Marietta
When: October 8 & 9
One of the most unique Oktoberfest celebrations in Atlanta is Marietta’s Chalktoberfest. Chalk artists will take to the streets to transform Marietta into a temporary art gallery, all while 40 breweries boast delicious craft brews for attendees to enjoy.
3. Oktoberfest at Tucker Brewing Company
When: September 17 until October 2
One of Atlanta’s most beloved beer gardens and breweries is hosting an epic Octoberfest celebration this fall. Taking over the iconic Tucker venue for two weeks and one day, there’s so much happening for their fifth annual Tucktoberfest, and you can read all about it here.
4. Check out Blacktoberfest
Where: Hippin Hops, Stone Mountain
When: From second week of October
Blacktoberfest 2022 are on their the third installment, thanks to Black Brew Culture’s amazing celebration of beer, food, art and entertainment. Atlanta’s festival will be taking place at Stone Mountain’s Hippin Hops’ Brewery beginning on the second week of October. They’ve even done an exciting collaboration brew with Elsewhere Brewing. Click here to visit Blacktober’s website.
4. Take a day trip or staycation to Helen
Where: Helen, Georgia
When: Thursday to Sunday in September, and every day from Sept. 29 to Oct. 30, 2022.
Helen is Georgia’s very own Germain-inspired Alpine village nestled in the North Georgia mountains. The enchanting town is renowned for its unmissable Oktoberfest celebration. So transport yourselves to Germany this Oktoberfest without even leaving the state! Click here for more information!
5. Check out Arches Brewing Oktoberfest celebration
When: September 17
Another one of Atlanta’s beloved breweries, Arches Brewing are throwing an unforgettable Oktoberfest party for all ATLien’s, and best of all, it’s free to attend! RSVP to this ASAP and you might even win tickets to Oktoberfest Atlanta. You won’t want to miss this as the brewery will be extending their brew selection just for the occasion, with limited edition Oktoberfest beers on offer! For more information and to RSVP, visit Arches Brewing website.
6. Oktoberfest at Wild Heaven Beer
Where: West End
When: September 23-25
Wild Heaven Beer will be hosting another fantastic Oktoberfest celebration. Featuring German food, music, and of course their Fest Beer, make sure to check out Wild Heaven Beer during their celebratory Oktoberfest weekend!
8-10. Support Atlanta’s thriving craft beer scene
We’ve mentioned a few breweries on this list, but there are so many incredible craft breweries in and around Atlanta that you can support this Oktoberfest. Some of which will be even throwing Oktoberfest celebrations and specials (check if you really need the Oktoberfest-feels)! Check out some of our recommendations, or view the full craft brewery round-up by clicking here or the link below.
- Elsewhere Brewing, Grant Park (Oktoberfest celebration starts September 24)
- Glover Park Brewery, Marietta (Oktoberfest party on September 25)
- Monday Night Brewing, West End (Special Oktoberfest brew)