Oktoberfest season is the perfect time to enjoy all things beer. Celebrate Oktoberfest 2018 in Chicago through a variety of festivals, events, craft beer specials and more!
Things to Do for Oktoberfest in Chicago 2018
Chinese Cultural Festival 2018
at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School
Chinese Cultural Festival And Confucius Institute Day A fun and educational event, free admission & free parking
2018 Chicago Country Crawl - A Country Themed Bar Crawl in Wrigley
at Wrigleyville's BEST Bars! (Full List in Event Description)
Throw on your cowboy boots & daisy dukes for the Chicago Country Crawl in Wrigleyville! Whether you're a country fan or not, this All-American event is not to be missed!
Chicago Food Truck Festival (Fall Festival)
at LaBagh Woods
It is the last day of Summer! So let's enjoy and celebrate the end of the season over gourmet cuisine served by foods. We are welcoming all of our Chicagoan area foodies.
Fire-Tober Fest 2018
at Old Crow Smokehouse River North
Join the Chicago Fire Soccer Club at our 2nd annual Fire-Tober Fest! Come find your perfect pint while enjoying selections from various local breweries and tasty bites. Don’t miss out on an afternoon of beer, food, raffles, and more!
Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration
at Chinese American Museum of Chicago
Come celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with the Chinese American Museum of Chicago with music, food, storytelling, arts and craft, and more!
Whiskey Festival on the Beach-Chicago Whiskey Tasting at North Ave. Beach!
at Shore Club
Taste a variety of whiskeys, bourbons & scotches while hanging out at Shore Club on North Avenue Beach! Tickets include whiskey tastings, giveaways & MORE! We will have a variety of different whiskeys available for sampling!
This is Your Brain on Beer Comedy Show!
at Motor Row Brewing
See comedians put their skills to the test after indulging in a few brews from Motor Row Brewing!
at St Alphonsus Church
Sessions are 6pm to 9pm daily Friday and Saturday Only.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille Goes Pink for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month
at Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
$5 from every pink cocktail is donated
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille Goes Pink! for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month
at Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
$5 from Pink Cocktails Sold will be Donated
Sketch Comedy Artists Around the World Are Invited to Apply for the 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival January 10-20, 2019
at Stage 773
Stage 773 announces applications are now open for The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival’s 18th Anniversary. The nation’s largest and most highly anticipated sketch comedy festival takes place January 10th through 20st, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont.
6th Annual Harvest Hop Down
at Park Grill
Celebrate Fall in Chicago's Millennium Park with our annual beer tasting event! Guests receive a complimentary tasting glass and a beer cap to pick the 2018 Harvest HopDown winner!
Urban Fêtes presents: SILENT
CHICAGO: "It's R&B Night!!!" Join Urban Fêtes and friends Friday, October 5th at LITE for our special "R&B WARS" Silent Party.
Amps & Eats Festival
at Silvie's Lounge
Amps & Eats is a one day festival of local music and food trucks.
Das Bueno Oktoberfest 2018
at Cruz Blanca Brewery & Taqueria
TICKETS NOW ON SALE: We invite you to celebrate our annual #DasBueno Oktoberfest at Cruz Blanca.
Women in Podcasting Festival
at Otherworld Theatre Performance Venue and Bar
The Women in Podcasting Festival is a live event at the Otherworld Theatre Performance Venue which will be held October 6, 2018 from 10am to 4pm.
Chicago Bacon and Beer Classic
at Soldier Field & Field Museum
The 4th annual Bacon and Beer Classic is taking over Soldier Field for one massive festival devoted to the best things in life: bacon and beer.
Oktoberfest on the Beach - A Chicago Beer Fest at North Avenue Beach!
at Shore Club
Taste a variety of beers while hanging out at Shore Club on North Avenue Beach! Tickets include beer tastings, giveaways & MORE! We will have a variety of different beers available for sampling!
A Night in Havana at ROOF on theWit
at ROOF on theWit
ROOF on theWit, located at 201 N State St, is inviting guests to escape to the capital of Cuba for one night, without ever leaving the city with its A Night in Havana event Friday, October 12, with doors opening at 9pm.
Here Come the Mummies
at Concord Music Hall
Friday, October 12th, 2018Silver Wrapper Presents...Here Come the Mummies[ www.herecomethemummies.com ]w/ special guests TBA!Doors: 8:00pmShow: 9:00pm18+ w/ gov't-issued ID$27.50 GA adv | $32.50 GA doors | $37.50 VIPConcord Music Hall2047 N Milwaukee Ave
Lit & Luz Festival Kickoff/Opening for *So close, far away*
at Sector 2337
So close, far away presents work by a group of emerging and mid-career artists from Mexico and Chicago who explore the parallels and intersections between art, communication and writing.
Chicago Rare and Wild Beer Fest
at The Field Museum
The Chicago Beer Fest returns to The Field Museum with the Rare and Wild Beer Fest on Oct 13th.
Saturday Night Booze Cruise on October 13th!
at Anita Dee II Boarding at Dusable Harbor (See map and directions at bottom of page for exact location
Come out on our three story luxury yacht for a cruise on Lake Michigan! Tickets include a Live DJ, Dancing, Giveaways, the best views of Chicago and a drink at the After-Party!
At present Jalaram Khichdi centre has a 3 outlets in Sura. Here in this outlet we starts new dishes and some more fusion of Desi like Gujarati Sizzler. And after sizzling hot success of this dish we starts new venture of Jalaram Khichdi named Foodza an express counter w
Bloody Mary Fest
at Theatre on the Lake
Bloody Mary Fest returns Sunday, October 14th to the beautiful lakefront venue, Theater On The Lake! Enjoy some of the city's best Bloody Marys featured in Chicago's Bloody Mary Competition 6.
Bloody Mary Fest
at Theater on the Lake
Bloody Mary Fest returns Sunday, October 14th to the beautiful lakefront venue, Theater on the Lake. Enjoy some of the city's best Bloody Marys featured in our Bloody Mary Competition 6.
Say Cheese Fest: Chicago October 2018
at Concord FiftyFive
In honor of National Cheese Month, Say Cheese! Say Cheese Fest presented by Social Power Hour is a social event that highlights restaurants and retailers that serve the cheesiest products.
Keep the Pint Night with Hofbrau Brewing!
at The Harding Tavern
KEEP THE PINT NIGHT ft. Hofbrau Brewing You know the drill! On October 16th, The Harding Tavern will be hosting Keep the Pint night, featuring Hofbrau Brewing and their Oktoberfestbier beer!
9th Annual Pumpkin Carving & Pumpkin Beers at Lincoln Station
at Lincoln Station
Come show off your creative skills or just hack away! We supply everything for you including some outstanding seasonal brews to keep the creative juices flowing! We have had some AMAZING winners in the past and looking forward to some more this year!
Spooky Pooch Parade
at Chicago Botanic Garden
For two very special hours only, dogs are allowed in the Chicago Botanic Garden. Cleverly costumed canines march the parade route to celebrate Halloween. Spectators are invited to line the parade route for a barking good time.
River North Halloween Bar Crawl - A Nightmare on Hubbard Street
at River North
DON'T MISS THE BIGGEST HALLOWEEN PARTY IN CHICAGO!
Halloween Havoc in Edison Park
at Edison Park Inn
Housemob and Zombie friends return to Edison Park October 20th with their Halloween Havoc Dance Party. Hosted by Eddie and JoRo these six DJs plan to keep the dance floor moving all night long to music for all the ages.
Roscoe Village 5k
at Roscoe Village
This October 21, 2018, building on the established success of the Roscoe Village Neighbors Halloween Parade, which is attended by over 5,000 people per year, RVN intends to organize the 1st annual Roscoe Village 5K race and Fun Run.
Lincoln Avenue Beer Stroll
at West Lakeview
The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, together with its partners, presents the second annual Lincoln Avenue Beer Stroll!