Prost! Five Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Colorado

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Prost! Five Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Colorado

This year, Germany’s famous Oktoberfest celebration is canceled due to health and safety concerns but don’t pack up your lederhosen just yet. There are plenty of places around Colorado where you can sample schnitzel, sip on delicious brews, and dance the polka. So raise a pint glass to and make a toast to fall fun. Prost!


Head to the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge to join, Brecktoberfest, one of the earliest Oktoberfest celebrations of the season. Taking place from September 24th-26th, this street party will feature live music, tasty eats, and of course plenty of beer. Make sure you purchase a ticket for this event, which includes an authentic stein glass and two complimentary beers. Click here to learn more. 


Visit Vail  for an authentic German experience set against the Bavarian-style architecture of Vail Village. Vail’s Oktoberfest is one party you won’t want to miss. Try your hand at keg bowling, test your strength in a stein lifting competition, and enter an eating competition if you dare. This event is so nice that it happens twice – taking place September 10th-12th, 2021 at Lionshead and also September 17th-19th at Vail Village. Click here to learn more. 


Since 1969, Denver has been hosting the nation’s second largest Oktoberfest celebration. For two weekends,  September 17th to 19th and then from September 24th to 26th, the city’s Ballpark neighborhood is buzzing with beer-lovers. This festival has all of the fun, food, and activities one might find in Munich. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance. This event has different ticket types available including general admission, general admission with stein, and VIP. Click here to learn more. 

Colorado Springs

For a celebration with a side of exercise, plan to attend Colorado Spring’s Oktoberfest. Sign up for the costume-friendly 8k race to burn off some of the beer you’ll drink throughout the day. This festival features live entertainment, yard games, and even more elevated experiences such as a German wine tour. This event will take place at the Western Museum of Mining from September 24th-26th. While entry is free, you will need to purchase beer and stein tickets at the event or online ahead of time. Click here to learn more.


No lederhosen necessary for this event! While not a traditional german celebration the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is a great excuse to escape to the mountains, sip on craft beers, and listen to an eclectic mix of blues, funk, indie, rock, jam-band, gospel, and soul music. The three-day festival will take place from September 17th – 19th. All ages are welcome! There will be activities for kids, free yoga sessions, late-night shows, and loads of local food vendors. Click here to learn more. 

For more things to do around Colorado, and for the best insight into the local real estate market, contact LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.

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