Quartyard and East Village Association Partner to Host Largest East Village Oktoberfest to Date on Saturday, September 30th

August 10, 2023

This year’s East Village Oktoberfest will feature traditional German favorites, with some Mexican flair, including craft beer, tasty bites, live music and a variety of themed activations and competitions. 

Grab your lederhosen and dirndl and get fitted for the 7th annual East Village Oktoberfest celebration! This year, Quartyard has partnered with the East Village Association to host the largest celebration to date, transforming East Village into a modern faced Oktoberfest activation with one-of-a-kind Latin flair for the evolving East Village community.

Taking place on Saturday, September 30th from 1pm-7pm, the German themed event infused with Mexican verve will feature endless craft beer, traditional Oktoberfest faire, live Polka music and tribute bands, a classic car show and tons of games encouraging guest interaction and maximum fun.

A person in a hat with people around him

Description automatically generated

The lively event will highlight the history of German influence on Mexican lager, music and food. At the celebration, attendees can expect to sample a variety of the best lagers, ales and local brews from the Quartyard taps. In addition to beer, attendees will enjoy traditional German and Mexican faire including favorites like soft pretzels with beer mustard, Bavarian sausages, tacos and much more from vendors including TNT Pizza, Papalo Kitchen, El Rey Tacos a Vapor and many others! Market Street and 13th Street will be packed with a massive row of family style tables for attendees to sit and enjoy the delicious faire alongside friends and strangers.

A person holding a glass of beer

Description automatically generated

Amping up in scale, this year’s event will close off Market Street between Park Avenue and 14th Street and 13th Street between Market Street and Island Avenue allowing for more San Diegans to join in the fun. The fenced-in streets will be filled with live musical performances including traditional Polka music, tribute bands and tunes with a Latin flair on the main vignette of entertainment. Musicians and neighbors dress the part in classic Oktoberfest apparel like lederhosen and dirndl, transforming the neighborhood into a Munich arts district.

East Village Oktoberfest will also feature a wide array of exciting activations and competitions including a classic car show, two stages of entertainment, 360 photobooth, games and more.

Offering everything from traditional food and drink to exciting activations and live music, the celebration will be open to attendees 21+. Tickets are available ranging from $10-$25 and limited VIP tickets for $60.

Hi-res images from past events are linked here. All image credit belongs to Quartyard.

About East Village Association

The East Village Association is San Diego’s largest downtown business district and neighborhood.  Encompassing 130 blocks, between Seventh Avenue to 17th Street, there is so much for guests to explore and enjoy. Over 700 businesses call East Village home and are made up of unique culinary experiences, hip gathering spots and watering holes, hotels, galleries, one-of-a-kind retail, and PETCO Park – the home of the San Diego Padres.

East Village also is a hub of several premier educational institutions including the New School of Architecture and Design, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Diego City College, and the newly built UCSD Extension Center on Market Street. To support these facilities and San Diegans, the City of San Diego built the new San Diego Library in 2013 with state-of-the-art spaces and resources for all to access.

The East Village community currently has over 40,000 (and growing) residents, with most living in mid-rise or luxury condominiums and lofts. Continuing urban development and the steady growth of new businesses continue to draw locals from neighboring Downtown areas, and elsewhere in San Diego County, to its diverse and vibrant community with a unique mix of arts, culture, education, and entertainment. For more information, please visit www.eastvillagesandiego.com