By Laura Catherine Hermoza

All over the world Oktoberfest celebrations are held annually during the months of September and October. These elaborate “Volksfests” as they are traditionally known as in Germany bring about rousing good times with great beer, food and loads of festivities. While the largest Volksfest takes place in Munich, you don’t have to travel that far to have a good time, because there are plenty of Oktoberfest engagements taking place locally, right in the heart of Washington, D.C. Here’s your guide to five such Oktoberfest happenings.

Del Campo At Dusk: Oktoberfest
Del Campo Rooftop
900 7th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 289-7377
www.delcampodc.com

Date: Sept. 15, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Renowned locally as the place to go for Friday night happy hours and themed rooftop parties, Del Campo is setting the pace for Oktoberfest celebrations with a themed rooftop party on Friday, Sept. 15. For $35 admission, you can enjoy an evening of music, dance, delicious food, cocktails, and unbeatable beer. All the while, you will be treated to stunning views overlooking the surrounding city scenes below. For an additional $30 you can also enjoy the many enticements of the open bar. The party continues late into the night with an after party on the patio.

Hoppy Oktoberfest
Mad Fox Brewing Company
444 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 942-6840
www.madfoxbrewing.com

Sept. 16, 2017 at 11 a.m.

For this Oktoberfest you’ll find Market Square in Falls Church Virginia converted into a huge biergarten, showcasing food, fun and most importantly, beer. Enjoy authentic German brews linked to traditional Oktoberfest celebrations as well as hoppy beers from various Virginia breweries. And this Oktoberfest is a family-affair, complete with kid-friendly activities and festivities as well. General admission is at noon, with VIPs permitted entry beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets range between $25-$65.

District Oktoberfest
Penn Social
801 E. St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
www.districtoktoberfest.com

Date: Sept. 16 and 17, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Sign up for this ultimate Oktoberfest beer tour, taking you on an adventure through D.C.’s Chinatown. Go to each participating venue, in whichever order you choose, and enjoy a different featured 12-ounce beer offering at each stop. All participating venues are indicated on tickets. Check-in takes place between noon and 3 p.m., with the event lasting through 8 p.m. on both Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17. Tickets start at $50, and a portion of the proceeds benefit locally based charities.

Related: Best Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Washington, D.C.

Tysons’ Biergarten
8346 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA 22182
(703) 854-1123
www.tysonsbiergarten.com

Date: Sept. 16, 2017 at 1 p.m.

Tysons’ Biergarten is the place to go for Oktoberfest celebrations any time of the year. So throughout the months of September and October you can expect a wide range of themed events taking place. Get things started with the official Oktoberfest Kickoff on Sept. 16, followed by the Oktoberfest: American Tribute to German Style Bier Festival on Sept. 23. Other events include the Oktoberfest: Euro Beer Fest on Sept. 30, the Oktoberfest & Cider Festival on Oct. 7 and the Oktoberfest Finale on Oct. 21. All Oktoberfest celebrations take place on Saturdays between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., with each one presenting its own unique offerings.

Prince George’s Oktoberfest
Bowie Town Center
15606 Emerald Way
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 332-8318
www.concertsforcausesinc.org 

Date: Oct. 14, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Head to Bowie Town Center on Oct. 14, and join in all the Oktoberfest merriment to be had. Enjoy lively music, delicious food and even complimentary beer and wine tastings throughout the event. Festivities start at 11 a.m. and will continue on through 6 p.m. The Prince Georges Oktoberfest is part of Concerts for Causes, a nonprofit group known for bringing rich cultural entertainment and awareness for those in need.

Related: Best Ways To Celebrate Oktoberfest In Washington DC

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