Sun -Tues from 11 am to 9 pm
Wed – Sat from 11 am to 10 pm
Get ready to “O’zapft is!” Pronounced…well you’ll have to come and find out at the 1st Annual Germany’s Best and Oktoberfest! As its name suggests, it combines two distinct yet closely intertwined aspects of German culture to bring you the ultimate hands-on history lesson.
Germany’s Best lets you dive in head first (or rather Kopf first) and see a showcase of modern Germany’s technological marvels, including strengths in innovative manufacturing, green technologies, arts and education/training. This refers to Germany itself as a prime location for investment, study, work, and quality of life, as well as to “Germany within the US.”
Ready, set, Oktoberfest at Navy Pier!
In tandem, Navy Pier’s Oktoberfest will feature the much-celebrated German traditions that have existed in Munich for centuries. German American Services, Inc. will be working directly with partners both locally and in Germany to bring you a truly authentic German experience.
Festivities will begin with a Grand Opening Event on Friday, September 23rd and continue in the Oktoberfest tents, which will be made to mimic the ones that are found in Munich! We expect to see you all out there in your lederhosen – what are lederhosen, you say?
Well, to add to the authentic experience, waitresses in dirndls and waiters in lederhosen will roam the tents as you sit back and enjoy the smell of authentic German cuisine being prepared by the vendors. It’s all here, smelling delicious and waiting for you! Come find out what your favorite German food is…
Live music and groups welcome, mark you calendar for Oktoberfest!
As if you didn’t already think you were in Munich with your freunde celebrating Oktoberfest, live music will be playing from the center stage that will feature traditional and modern German sounds. And just like the real deal in Munich, groups and corporations can reserve a private table (stammtisch) to entertain clients or guests from out of town.
If your goal is to have fun and leave with a deeper knowledge of Germany’s culture, technology, companies, and other initiatives, Germany’s Best and Oktoberfest at Navy Pier is the place to be!
Check out this video from the Keg Tapping Ceremony at Germany’s Best and Oktoberfest at Navy Pier: (see more)