About 6 million people are expected to attend the official Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, Germany. The world’s largest beer festival begins Sept. 17, 2016, and runs through Oct. 3.
Festive program of events
Grand entry of the Oktoberfest landlords and breweries
Date: Saturday, 17th September 2016, duration about 45 minutes.
Oktoberfest Costume and Riflemen’s Parade
Date: Sunday, 18th September 2016, duration 2 – 2 1/2 hours, about 9000 performers, 7 km distance.
Open-Air Oktoberfest Music
Date: Sunday, 25th September 2016
Venue: on the steps of the Bavaria statue