Fall in Sarasota and Siesta Key brings cooler days and nights to enjoy the many festivals and events in and around our area. Lively music, eclectic food scenes, and family fun bring together Floridians and visitors. Below is a list of this year’s OKTOBERFEST events with details on what to expect.

Sarasota Rocktoberfest: October 13th – 15th

Paragon Festivals with the Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association bring an authentic 3-Day Oktoberfest experience coupled with fantastic live musical performances to downtown Sarasota in JD Hamel Park. Admission to this family-friendly event is free!

Festivalgoers will find a wide variety of food plus a German feast fit for King Ludwig himself! Dine on German foods like Schweinshaxe (roasted ham hock), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Wurstl (Sausages), Brezen (pretzels, Knodel (potato or flour dumplings), Kasespatzel (cheese noodles), sweet mustards, sauerkraut, red cabbage and more!

Between performances shop the Marketplace of arts, crafts and select fine products and services.

For More Information: https://www.paragonfestivals.com/festival/sarasota-rocktoberfest-2023/

Book a condo to stay at for the event just down the street HERE

Motorworks Brewing CeltOberfest: October 13 – 14

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Experience the ultimate blend of Celtic & Bavarian culture at Celtoberfest 2023, hosted by The New World Celts and Motorworks Brewing! Join us in the beautiful biergarten from October 13th-14th for a weekend filled with live music, games, special vendors, bagpipers, food specials, and steins for sale. Embrace the festive spirit as men & women don their kilts, lederhosen, and dirndls! Family and dog-friendly, don’t miss this unforgettable Oktoberfest celebration with a Celtic twist! Get your tickets now!


Friday October 13th

Bill Mullen • 5pm

Tuatha Dea • 730pm


Saturday October 14th

Black Velvet Band • 11:00 am

Clovers Revenge • 1:30 pm

Mac Tier • 4:00 pm

Seven Nations 6:30 pm

Tickets: $15 – $45

Get Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celtoberfest-2023-at-motorworks-brewing-tickets-692029096657

Book a home to stay at for the event just minutes from the event HERE

Oktoberfest ar Edelweiss: Oct. 11th 4PM – Oct. 15th 7PM

Wilkommen to the best Oktoberfest in Bradenton! By your favorite German Place– Peoples Choice Gold Winner– Edelweiss!!

Get out your German Garb and come eat drink schunkel and yodel with us at our 11th annual Oktoberfest!

Book a waterfront home to stay at for the event just down the street HERE


Oktoberfest TAMPA: Oct. 13th – Oct. 15th

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We’ll be celebrating with german cheer, dancing and singing to cooler weather and colder beer along the Hillsborough river downtown at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park this Oktober 13th, 14th, and 15th. Oktoberfest Tampa 2023 is a time to unwind and make new friends. Learn new customs and sing a few songs. Help us tap the inaugural keg Friday, Oktober 13th, as we open the doors to Tampa’s largest Oktoberfest.

More information and TICKETS: https://oktoberfesttampa.com/

Book a vacation rental to stay at for the event HERE