Feel the gemütlichkeit (warm feelings) with our Oktoberfest Event Guide for Southern Ontario… dance to the polka, eat a huge pretzel and raise your glass. Prost!


Toronto Oktoberfest
When: September 30-October 1
Toronto’s largest and most authentic Oktoberfest celebration takes place at Ontario Place.

West of Toronto

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest
When: September 23 – October 15, 2022
K.W. is the grand poobah of Oktoberfest parties, second only to Munich! Their website has an event calendar chock-full of events sure to bring the merriment, with family-friendly options including:

KIDtoberfest at THEMUSEUM
When: October 7-9, 2022
KIDtoberfest combines traditional music and dancing with curriculum-based learning stations and activities, created by local arts organizations.

Bingeman’s Kinderfest
When: October 1-2, 2022
This year-round family entertainment facility hosts the region’s newest Fall Festival, plus a Bavarian feast on three Saturday evenings during the Oktoberfest season.

Family Day at Concordia Club
When: October 9-10, 2022
Party in your lederhosen at this classic beer hall for a daytime event during Thanksgiving weekend.

Family Day at Habsburg Haus
When: October 10, 2022
Spend Thanksgiving Monday enjoying some fun and food, and treating the kids to balloon animals or face-painting.

Family Day at Hubertushaus
When: October 9, 2022
Kids can get involved in the spirit by tapping a root beer keg! There’s also great food, games and polka music for the whole family.

Schwaben Club Family Day Sundays
When: October 2 & 9, 2022
Children 10 and under are free at this daytime family party. Kids also get a special rate at their All-You-Can-Eat Oktoberfest Buffet on Friday and Saturday evenings.

North of Toronto

Harbourfest at Friday Harbour
When: September 30 – October 2 & October 7-9, 2022
Celebrate Harbourfest at Friday Harbour over two weekends surrounded by the beautiful colours of Fall with the tastes and sounds of Germany.

Oktoberfest Muskoka
When: October 20-23, 2022
The taste and sounds of this free festival will be on full display, with music, food and beer at participating breweries and restaurants across Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Lake of Bays and Muskoka Lakes.

Looking for more ideas for Thanksgiving Weekend in the GTA? Find them here!