Calling all beer enthusiasts and partygoers! If you're seeking an unforgettable Oktoberfest experience that combines picturesque waterfront views, authentic German cuisine, exhilarating competitions, and, of course, beer, look no further than Catalina Island. Save the dates: Friday, September 29th to Sunday, October 1st, 2023. You’ll want to strap on your lederhosen and join us for a one-of-a-kind celebration!

Your 3-Day Oktoberfest Adventure on Catalina Island

Begin your Oktoberfest adventure by securing your Catalina Ale Trail Passport and souvenir Beer Stein at Flx Biergarten. Please note that all events are exclusively for those aged 21 and over. View event information. Prost!

Day 1: Let the Fun Begin!

Kick-off the festivities at 3 PM on Friday, September 29, 2023, at the recently opened Flx Biergarten. This is where you can secure your passport and the iconic 22 oz. souvenir Beer Stein for $25. This special mug isn't just a souvenir; it's your ticket to a beer-filled adventure along the celebrated Catalina Ale Trail, where 20-ounces of beer cost the same as a 12-ounce pour at more than 15 participating venues. An offer worth raising your stein for!

Once you've equipped yourself with your trusty stein, enjoy games and mouthwatering, authentic German cuisine, all while taking in breathtaking waterfront vistas. Savor bratwurst, pretzels, and a crisp cold brew—it's the epitome of the Oktoberfest experience.

But hold on to your lederhosen, there's more fun in store! Test your mettle in the Steinholding Competition, taking place hourly from 3 PM to 7 PM. The top finalists will square off at 8 PM back at Flx Biergarten, vying for cash prizes! Don't forget to bring your water-filled Ale Trail Stein to partake in the challenge.

After an afternoon filled with competitions and music, treat yourself to a delectable dinner at Avalon Grille to recharge your energy for the evening's festivities. Then, head back to Flx Biergarten for more entertainment and a memorable night.

Day 2: Keep the Party Pouring

Kick off your Saturday morning at Bistro at the Atwater with a rejuvenating cup of coffee to energize yourself for the festivities ahead. 

The excitement continues with more Steinholding Competitions culminating in the finals at 8 PM back at Flx Biergarten on Saturday, September 30. The prizes are certainly enticing - 1st Place walks away with $50, 2nd Place grabs $25, and 3rd Place receives $15 in gift cards!!

Dance the night away to live music from the Bavarian Beer Garden Band from 3 PM to 5 PM and Poor Boy Yacht Club from 7 PM to 9 PM. The beer will be flowing, and the music will be rocking!

Day 3: A Delicious Farewell

Wrap up your unforgettable Oktoberfest weekend with a German Food Specials. Savor the flavors of Germany before continuing your musical journey at Flx Biergarten from 12 PM to 2 PM.

As your Oktoberfest adventure comes to a close, consider extending your stay on this beautiful island. After lunch, take a leisurely stroll to Descanso Beach Club and let the soft sand and swaying palms ease your soul. To fully bask in the picturesque setting, be sure to rent a Cabana or Chaise Lounge. It's the perfect way to soak up the relaxed vibes of Descanso Beach Club before bidding farewell to Catalina Island.

Stay for the Weekend

  • With a Catalina Island Boat & Hotel package, all you have to do is choose your accommodations and boat schedule aboard the Catalina Express, hop on the ferry and create your own Catalina Island experience. Catalina Express boats depart from San Pedro, Long Beach and Dana Point. 
  • Catalina Flyer Boat & Hotel Package offers departures from Newport Beach!

Now pack your bags, hop on the ferry, and get ready for an unforgettable Oktoberfest weekend on Catalina Island. It's sure to be a perfect blend of beer, food, music, and fun. Gather your friends for a celebration you won't soon forget. Cheers to Oktoberfest on Catalina Island! 🍻🌴🎉