California Festivals


Ocean Beach's OB San Diego Oktoberfest

October 8-9, 2021.

It's two days and two long nights where Newport meets the beach in Ocean Beach, a neighborhood of San Diego, CA. When we posted info and stories about OB Oktoberfest years back, a woman contacted and found it offensive that girls & ladies would wear skimpy bikinis and hold beer steins in an Oktoberfest contest. Why would we even run photos like that? Sorry, Ma'am, that how Ocean Beach is. You can close your eyes and definitely NOT attend if this event offends. Of ALL the Oktoberfests in California, OB Oktoberfest is in a league of its own.



  • Friday 4-11 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.


  • Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest Contest
  • Balloon Blow (7 balloons) cash prizes
  • Stein Holding
  • Brat Eating
  • Sports on the big screens in portable bars
  • Bands galore
  • Dancing
  • Great costumes
  • Beach setting
  • Oktoberfest like no other in OB


  • Friday: The Electric Waste Band, Sensi Trails, The Windbreakers + Surprise Headliner
  • Saturday: ALO, Band of Gringos, Boostiv, MRDN HSTRY, Paging the 90s

Ocean Beach is an irreplaceable slice of California life that beach-lovers and partiers find irresistible. It's hard to be in a bad mood when you have the ocean at your door, the fabulous Ocean Beach Pier and this tucked away neighborhood of San Diego that's actually a close-knit community of businesses and residences welcoming tourists from all over the world. To know it is it love it and to experience OB Oktoberfest sets this German-inspired event apart from all the rest. Prosit!

Other San Diego County Oktoberfest events include:

El Cajon Oktoberfest

La Mesa Oktoberfest

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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