The Toronto Oktoberfest celebration is the closest you're going to get to Germany, without actually hopping on a plane to Germany.

Join thousands of Torontonians (and other visitors who come to the city just for this) dressed in lederhosen and dirndls, under a massive Bavarian-style Festhalle Tent to celebrate German culture. (And beer.)

There will be food, beer, music, beer, a fun fair modelled after the original Munich event, and beer.

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New Things To Check Out At Toronto Oktoberfest This Year

An Extra Day

Thursday's event will officially kick off the festival, featuring a tapping of the keg, traditional oompah band, followed by an evening of Bierhaus Beats with local DJs spinning European-influenced dance music.

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VIP Tickets

Improving on last year's already exclusive experience, the Private Bavarian Lodge is the place to be.

Perks include the best view of the stage, easy access to the dance floor, private washrooms, exclusive bar, early entry, and entry line bypass.

Better Food

Come prepared to eat incredible Oktoberfest fare at the Food Hall, Bavarian Village, and main Festhalle Tent.

Authentic Brass Band

Joining Toronto all the way from South Germany, one of the oldest, most authentic, and largest brass bands in all of Germany will be showcasing traditional tunes at both Saturday sessions.

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Dates And Times

Thursday, September 27 to Saturday, September 29

Thursday Bierhaus Beats – 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Friday Wiesen Bash – 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Saturday Volksfest Carnival – 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (all ages)

Saturday Ein Prosit Party – 6 p.m. to midnight

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Festhalle Tent and Bavarian Village in the Ontario Place East parking lot

How To Get Tickets

  •  A weekend pass is available so you and friends can enter and exit as many times as you like.

  • Out-of-town guests who stay at one of the partner hotels receive a pair of free tickets to the event.