Date Night: Celebrate Oktoberfest in Des Moines

Oktoberfest in Des Moines 2019

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Des Moines. Grab your significant other for a date night or your girlfriends for a mom’s night out and celebrate. Take a close look there is an Oktoberfest for families too! There are several Oktoberfest’s happening in Des Moines. Enjoy live music, beer, games, dressing up, prizes and more.

Exile’s Oktoberfest Party

Exile Brewing Co.

Saturday, September 21

11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Your ticket will get you a custom 1L stein and two free fills* of their 2019 Oktoberfest.

Enjoy German-inspired food options, music from The Twisted Roots and Exile’s Beer Band, and our first annual wiener dog races (free to sign up for)!

Pick up your stein any time after 11 am and festivities will start around noon!

Des Moines Oktoberfest 

Downtown Des Moines 

Friday, September 27 – Saturday, September 28

3 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

Held in the heart of the Historic Court District. Complete with the Craft Beer Village, Lederhosen Lane, and the Silent Disco Party Plaza. Tickets will be $10/night at the door. Includes commemorative Oktoberfest mug. Bring mug back Saturday for $5 admission. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Ankeny Oktoberfest – Family Friendly!

Uptown Ankeny 

Saturday, September 28

3 to 10:30 p.m.

Tons of beer, live music, food trucks, Oktoberfest contests, and lots of prizes to win. Located in the Ankeny Market & Pavilion you will stay cool and cozy. Open to all, families and kids welcome.


Sisters in Cheese; 203 S State Street, Madrid

Friday, October 4

5 to 8 p.m.

Enjoy soft pretzels & mustard/cheese, Oktoberfest beer, bratwurst burgers, brat patty, Oktoberfest themed mini grazers and more!

Adventureland Oktoberfest 


Saturday, October 5 

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Adventureland Park’s fifth annual Oktoberfest will be held Saturday, October 5th from 11 am to 10 pm. There will be live music, amazing food, games, rides, contests, great German beers and so much more!

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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