Celebrate Oktoberfest in Panama City
Dust off your lederhosen and celebrate the 34th Annual Oktoberfest in Panama City! That’s right, no plane ticket to Germany required because you can join us in Historic Downtown for a weekend of fun Oktoberfest festivities and traditions. Beer and brats, anyone? As if the Oktoberfest Festival isn’t already exciting enough, Destination Panama City will be hosting the 2nd Annual Craft Beer Tasting to kick off the weekend! While the Historic Downtown Festival is free and family-friendly, the Craft Beer Tasting requires tickets – and they’re going to sell quick, so make sure you purchase yours early! (P.S. The first 100 people to purchase tickets get a discount PLUS a commemorative bottle opener!)
When is Oktoberfest?
We know what you’re thinking, but keep guessing. Oktoberfest is in not in October.
Traditionally, Oktoberfest begins in September and is celebrated for a few weeks before ending on the first Sunday of October.
The important dates for you to know is when is Oktoberfest in Panama City? While we’re sad to say that it won’t be a multi-week long festival like those being celebrated in Germany, we are excited to announce our weekend of festivities! Oktoberfest in Panama City will kick off on Friday, September 23 with the Craft Beer Tasting and end on Saturday, September 24 with a family-friendly Oktoberfest Festival.
Annual Craft Beer Tasting
Raise a glass to Destination Panama City’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Craft Beer Tasting, kicking off the 34th Annual Panama City Oktoberfest weekend!
Live music, featuring Sons of Saints, will fill the air on the #LovePC lawn while guests enjoy unlimited access to craft beers, ciders, and meads outside the Destination Panama City Visitor’s Center. Pair your favorites with a tasty meal from on-site local food trucks including El Weirdo, Getchewabox, and The Spice is Right (food not included in ticket price). Our portfolio will feature one-off, rare, seasonal craft beer not found anywhere else in the area.
*Attendees will receive a tasting glass and the first 100 tickets purchased will receive a commemorative Oktoberfest bottle opener. (*only attendees who are 21+)
All attendees over 21 years of age must provide a valid I.D. (Under 21 years of age MUST have “Under 21 Ticket” and be accompanied by 21+)
Family Friendly Festival in Historic Downtown Panama City
This Oktoberfest Festival is a free family-friendly event offering a fun-filled day for everyone!
Live music will be playing all day long, featuring The Steinhaus Gang, the Panama City A Capella Group, and Tyler James and the Voodoo Jelly. Authentic German cuisine and a variety of food vendors will line the alongside Historic Downtown businesses offering shopping, dining, and entertainment. Children will be able to enjoy face painting and other fun activities. Feeling competitive? Test your strength and creativity and take home the prize with the annual Stein Hoisting Competition, Cornhole Tournament, and Best Costume Contest. And of course, there will be craft and seasonal beer. Prost!
Find More Events in Panama City
There is always something to do in Panama City! Annual events that occur year-round and regular local events fill the nights and weekends with live music, trivia, comedy, karaoke, beer tastings, pool tournaments, escape room experiences, line dancing, painting, art classes, farmers markets and so much more! Our Weekly Event Calendar is updated regularly so you can easily find a tried and true activity or something new just about every day of the week.