Oktoberfest in Panama City, Florida

Raise Your Glass to Oktoberfest in Panama City, Florida

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Panama City

Dust off your lederhosen and celebrate the 35th 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 3rd 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!

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When is Oktoberfest?

We know what you’re thinking, but keep guessing. Oktoberfest does not start 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 29 with the Craft Beer Tasting and end on Saturday, September 30 with a family-friendly Oktoberfest Festival.

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Annual Craft Beer Tasting

Raise a glass to Destination Panama City’s 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Craft Beer Tasting, kicking off the 35th Annual Panama City Oktoberfest weekend!

Live music by BB and Polkahaus will fill the air on the #LovePC lawn from 6 – 9pm 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 (food not included in ticket price). Our portfolio will feature one-off, rare, seasonal craft beer not found anywhere else in the area.

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+)

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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, and authentic German cuisine and a variety of food vendors will line 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, Pass the Pumpkin for kids, and Best Costume Contest. And of course, there will be craft and seasonal beer. Prost!

Schedule of Events

  • 3:00 – 4:30pm DJ Pop
  • 4:30 – 5:00pm Kids’ Competition “Pass the Pumpkin”
  • 5:00 – 5:30pm Panama City A Cappella Chorus
  • 5:30 – 6:00pm Men and Women’s Stein Hoisting Competition
  • 6:00 – 7:30pm BB & Polkahaus First Set
  • 7:30 – 8:00pm Costume Competition
  • 8:00 – 9:00pm BB & Polkahaus Second Set

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 Event Page is updated regularly so you can easily find a tried and true activity or something new just about every day of the week.