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Date Night: Celebrate Oktoberfest in Des Moines

Oktoberfest, date night, Des Moines, Iowa

Oktoberfest in Des Moines 2018


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

Oktoberfest, date night, Des Moines, Iowa


Blank Park Zoo

Thursday, September 27

5:30 to 8 p.m. 

Zoo Brew is back with an Oktoberfest twist. Come out and enjoy live music, the best seasonal beers, Oktoberfest-style food, pretzel necklaces and of course a handful of your Zoo animal friends.

Zoo members: Free
Non-members: $9

Des Moines Oktoberfest 

Downtown Des Moines 

Friday, September 28 – Saturday, September 29 

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

Uptown Ankeny 

Saturday, September 29

3 to 11 p.m. 

Enjoy a polka band from 3:30 until 6 p.m. and another band from 7 to 11 p.m. Food trucks, beer, prizes and more! Tickets are $10 each and include one beer.

Adventureland Oktoberfest 


Saturday, October 6 

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Adventureland Park’s fourth annual Oktoberfest will be held Saturday, October 6th from 11 am to 10 pm. There will be live music, amazing food, games, rides, contests, great German beers and so much more!

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