Music can soothe one’s fiery temper, propel a rousing dance, or distract a roommate long enough so you can sell his television at a pawnshop. Enjoy some tunes outdoors with today's GrouponLive deal for an outing to Oktoberfest at Old Heidelberg Park in Glendale the weekend of September 16–17, September 23–24, or September 30–October 1. Each Groupon must be used in one visit. Choose between the following options:
For $15, you get an outing for two (up to a $30 total value) that includes:
- Two general-admission tickets valid for one day of the fest (up to a $10 value)
- One food and beverage voucher worth $20 (not valid for games or roasted nuts)
For $29, you get an outing for four (up to a $60 total value) that includes:
- Four general-admission tickets valid for one day of the fest (up to a $20 value)
- One food and beverage voucher worth $40 (not valid for games or roasted nuts)
Oktoberfest toasts Milwaukee's German heritage with a traditional Bavarian beer party featuring brass bands, folk dancing, and tasty brews and bites. Instead of licking a Volkswagen bus for a taste of German culture, guests may sip more than a dozen beers made by local German-Americans and across-the-pond Deutschlanders, including Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest, Spaten Franz Hefe Weiss, Hofbrau Munich, and Lakeshore Oktoberfest ($5.50/cup, $9/souvenir mug, and $7/refill for imports; $4/cup, $7.50/souvenir mug, and $5.50/refill for domestics). Visitors can watch open-pit flames tickle whole chickens and pigs, and then enjoy a pork or poultry meal ($9–$11) after piling warm potato salad, coleslaw, and bread onto a plate or into a lederhosen pocket. Hot dogs ($3) and Usinger brats ($4) are available for noshing, as well as desserts such as flaky apple strudels, custard-filled bienenstich, and homemade cakes whipped up by the ladies of the United German Society ($2–$3 each).
In addition to imbibing and ingesting, fest goers can applaud folk-dancing troupes, polka and oom-pah bands, or exchange yodels with the birds of Old Heidelberg Park. Drink in every last drop of the revelry by linking arms with a neighbor and singing Ein Prosit or challenging Grandma to a game of Red Rover.
Firefighters, police, and military receive free admission on Fridays.
Bock Bier Festival
Munich, Germany, has plenty to offer by way of Bavarian beer, cuisine, and music—but so does Glendale, Wisconsin, site of the Bock Bier Festival. For two days, visitors flock to the Bavarian Soccer Club Complex of Heidelberg Park, where they dance to live German musicians such as Austrian Express and Johnny Hoffman. To replenish their energies, they can dine on German sausages from the kitchen or American snacks such as coleslaw and nachos. German maibock beer washes everything down in 16-ounce cups, 1-liter glass steins, or pitchers. Parking is complimentary, so visitors can dance the night away without pausing to deposit more bratwurst in the meter.
700 W Lexington Blvd.
Glendale, Wisconsin 53217Get Directions