One of my personal favorite events of the year, Oktoberfest at ArtWalk turns Hemming Park into a giant biergarten. Mayor Lenny Curry performs the tapping of the keg ceremony. Curtis Dvorak serves as emcee. Live music provided by Dan Witucki & The Heimat Musikanten Band. Plus German food, contests, a carnival zone, VIP tent, etc.
FUN FACT: Dan Witucki is considered one of the country’s finest concertina players (look it up; you’ll learn something) and has been inducted into the Concertina Hall of Fame.