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It's a Dayton tradition that is rooted in beer, wine and good times. Oktoberfest, on the grounds of The Dayton Art Institute!
The 47th Oktoberfest takes place Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 2018. A Dayton tradition since 1972, Oktoberfest includes artisans, unique international foods, one of the best selections of domestic, international and craft beers in the area, family-friendly art activities, live music, a Weingarten with a variety of international wines, and much more! Oktoberfest includes a fully covered main stage viewing area, an expanded craft beer tent with big-screen TVs for all of the weekend’s football action, and live music on two stages throughout the weekend.
Getting to and from Oktoberfest is easy, with free shuttle services offered on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23! Park for free at the University of Dayton parking lot on River Park Drive. The lot is located between the Dayton Marriott and Dayton Daily News building. River Park Drive may be accessed from either Main Street or Patterson Boulevard. From there, take the free shuttle directly to and from Oktoberfest. On Saturday, shuttles will run continuously from 11:30 a.m. - midnight. On Sunday, shuttles will run continuously from 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
RTA SHUTTLE SERVICE: You may also park downtown and catch a free RTA shuttle to and from Oktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday. RTA shuttles will run directly to the event from stops along Monument Avenue, Wilkinson Street, Second Street, Main Street, and Fifth Street. Look for the RTA shuttles with Oktoberfest destination signs and board at any stop along this route. There is no charge for the RTA shuttle ride. RTA shuttles will run from 11:00 a.m. - midnight on Saturday, September 22, and 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 23.
BIKE PARKING: There will also be free on-site bike parking, from noon - 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Limited street parking is available in the neighborhoods surrounding The DAI on Saturday and Sunday, but we encourage attendees to use the free shuttles. There is absolutely no parking on the levy across from the museum or in McKinley Park. Please park only in approved locations.
All proceeds from the event are to help benefit The Dayton Art Institute. This is one Dayton tradition you won't want to miss!
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