Des Moines' 17th Annual Oktoberfest

  • South of Court Avenue on 4th Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Dates: September 24, 2021 - September 25, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Court Avenue District
  • Start/End Time: 3:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Price: Cost: $7.00 in advance or $10 at the door. Guests returning on Saturday with their pint glasses will get in for $5. Discount Tickets will be available at all Des Moines area Hy-Vee stores starting in September or anytime at
  • Overview

    Held in the heart of the Historic Court District, we are excited to return in 2021 after a year off in 2020! Complete with the Craft Beer Village, Lederhosen Lane, and the Silent Disco Party Plaza! Check out all Oktoberfest has to offer! Festival runs 3 pm - 1 am both evenings.

    Tapping of Golden Keg @ 3:00 Friday - mark the commencement of the event with free beer for all in attendance and a giant group toast.

    Live Music, Authentic Food, Tented Beer Gardens, Contests & More!

    Oktoberfest will be held rain or shine as there are plenty of tents to shelter revelers from the elements. Prizes will be awarded to attendees who dress in traditional German attire!

    Visit for a schedule of events, photos from past Oktoberfests, event updates, contest information and other details. Contests will include a Bier Maiden contest on Friday night and a Stein Holding competition on Saturday.
    Saturday night will have live Polka dancing demonstration and lessons from the Polka Club of Iowa from 3-5.