Oktoberfest Chicago


Fri, September 22, 2023 | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sat, September 23, 2023 | Noon-10:00pm
Sun, September 24, 2023 | Noon-7:00pm
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Bring on autumn and pull out the lederhosen! One of Chicago’s most popular celebrations of fall and all things Bavarian — Oktoberfest Chicago at St. Alphonsus — returns for its 20th year of seasonal revelry. It takes place both in and outside the iconic church located in Chicago’s West Lakeview neighborhood.

Suggested donation:

Friday: $10
Saturday: $10

Main Stage on Southport
6:00pm – Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute
8:00pm – Trippin Billies

2:00pm – Fletcher Rockwell
4:00pm – The Gingers
6:00pm – Hello Weekend
8:00pm – 16 Candles

Parking Lot Stage
5:30pm – Leslie Hunt Band
8:00pm – Stache

2:00pm – School of Rock
4:00pm – The 77 Solution
6:00pm – Ipop
8:00pm – The Polkaholics


Friday, September 22 – 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, September 23 – 4pm to 7pm

Cost: $40 in advance, $50 at the door

Note: This event is limited to 700 tasters!

What You Get:

  • 15 tastings
  • Souvenir tasting glass

*All ticket sales are final–NO REFUNDS. The Beer Tasting Event is held completely indoors so inclement weather does not affect the Tasting Event.

*Must be 21 years of age or older with valid ID to participate in this event.



Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

We are completely booked and are no longer taking vending application.

If you have any questions please email [email protected] or call 773-868-3010

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With its soaring central bell tower clad in weathered green copper, St. Alphonsus has been a prominent feature of the six-way intersection of Southport, Lincoln, and Wellington since 1896. The Gothic-Revival interior features a royal blue ceiling with pointed arches and golden ribwork in starburst patterns. Murals, statuary, stained glass and bas-reliefs round out the rich interior.

Visitors are encouraged to join them for Mass on Sunday to experience the incredible music of the St. Alphonsus Choir. The music ministry of St. Alphonsus is dedicated to excellence in liturgical music. The choir inspirationally leads the worshipers in a variety of hymns, songs, and outstanding choral music.


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