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Frequently Asked Questions

2023 Milwaukee Oktoberfest

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the 2023 Milwaukee Oktoberfest happening?

Yes, we are excited to be in Cathedral Square in downtown Milwaukee

How much does the event cost?

The event is FREE.

There's a Drink Package available in advance.

Does the event support a local charity?


Yes, the event supports the non-profit, Music in the Park LLC to continue to provide FREE entertainment in Cathedral Square Park.

Do I need a ticket?

No, the festival is free. However if you choose to consume alcohol, There will be a $2 wristband fee that supports our local non-profit.

Can I bring my own stein?

It wouldn’t be Oktoberfest if you couldn’t! Please make sure they are cleaned and sanitized upon arrival.

Are any carry-in’s allowed?

No food or alcohol carry-in's are allowed. You may bring your own stein.

What events will be happening?

Miss Oktoberfest, stein hoisting, wiener dog beauty pageant & more!

Will there be food?

Yes - the finest German food provided by Kegels Inn.

Will there be live music?

Yes we will have live music the entire weekend long by some great German bands.

Where do I park?

There is street parking surrounding the park.
You can also park in the BMO Harris Parking Structure and use the code "JAZZ" for 25% parking.

What COVID rules do we need to follow?

The event is entirely outside so everyone should be safe.

Did Kegels and Swarmm and East Town partner on the event?

Yes! We are excited to be working together to bring downtown Milwaukee its biggest Oktoberfest yet!

Is there a designated UBER | LYFT | TAXI pickup point?

No there is not. The streets are open around the grounds so you should not have any issues getting to us.

What kinds of security measures will be taken?

Security guards and Milwaukee Police will be located on site 24-7.

I heard this is a fundraiser, where does the money go?

It is not widely known, but event that happen in Cathedral Square park are always FREE so payments to this event go to that continued support and free events.