Oktoberfest

WHAT: Oktoberfest
WHEN: September 22–30, 2023

OEG Sports & Entertainment has announced that Western Canada’s largest Oktoberfest celebration is coming to Fan Park @ ICE District. For the first time ever at this scale, Edmontonians will have the chance to immerse themselves in the rich heritage of Oktoberfest—experiencing the warmth and hospitality of Germany right here in the heart of ICE District.

Friday, September 22 (SOLD OUT)
5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Saturday, September 23 (SOLD OUT) 2:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday, September 24 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Thursday, September 28 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Friday, September 29 (SOLD OUT)
5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Saturday, September 30 (SOLD OUT)
2:00 PM – 12:00 AM

 

Highlights of Oktoberfest @ ICE District include:

  • Authentic Bavarian cuisine: Savor the flavors of Germany with a delectable array of traditional dishes, including sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels and strudels, expertly crafted by local and international chefs.
  • Beer galore: Raise your glass to a wide selection of exceptional beers, with specially designed Oktoberfest @ ICE District steins available that guests can take home as cherished souvenirs.
  • Live music and entertainment: Get ready to dance the night away to lively tunes and engaging performances by a mix of traditional German bands and other entertainers, creating an atmosphere of unbridled fun and excitement.
  • Family-friendly activities: Oktoberfest @ ICE District is a celebration for all ages, with a variety of family-friendly activities.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the magic of Oktoberfest right here in Edmonton’s ICE District.

Beer partners for Oktoberfest @ ICE District include Fahr Brewery, Wild Rose Brewery, Troubled Tea, Blindman Brewing, Erdinger and Molson Canadian.

Oktoberfest Menu

Festival Policies

  • Oktoberfest will take place RAIN or SHINE.
  • No photo, video, or audio recording equipment aside from CELL PHONES are allowed (no detachable lenses, tripods, selfie-sticks).
  • The festival venue is a non-smoking venue, except in the assigned designated smoking area
  • No outside food & beverages allowed. Concessions and bars are available.
  • ICE District reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone at our discretion
  • Help keep the festival site looking great by cleaning up your trash and empties throughout the day.
  • All patrons are subject to being searched as a condition of entry.
  • All people attending Oktoberfest do so at their own risk. No liability is assumed by owners, managers, promoters, sponsors or others associated with the event.
WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO FRANKFURT!

As part of its presenting sponsorship, Condor Airlines will be giving away a grand prize of two non-stop economy class tickets to Frankfurt, Germany up to a maximum value of $3,500. Everyone attending Oktoberfest will have a chance to enter the draw, which will take place on the final day of Oktoberfest on Sunday, September 30.

Attendees will receive a ballot upon entry and additional ballots when purchasing beverages at the event.

About the Event

Where is Oktoberfest located?

ICE District – Fan Park, 10128 104 Ave NW Edmonton AB T5J 4Y8

Map of ICE District highlighting Oktoberfest

ICE District Central Parkade

Brightly lit & security patrolled, the ICE District Central Parkade has hundreds of heated spaces and convenient access to Rogers Place and located on the north side of 103 Ave just west of 103 St. The parkade offers 6’10” (2.08 m) clearance and quick indoor access to Rogers Place via the ICE District Central Parkade P1 elevator or through the Stantec Tower Level Two pedway.

ICE District Bag/Purse Policy

Bags and purses are allowed, however bags larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″ (i.e. backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, etc.) are prohibited from entry into Oktoberfest. All other bags will be permitted after a physical inspection of its contents.

To assist with entry into Oktoberfest with a medically necessary bag, please contact our Ticketing & Customer Services Team in advance of the event at 780-414-4625 or info@icedistrict.com

Smoking Policy

Smoking will be permitted within the designated smoking area within Fan Park.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

Blindman Brewing

FAQs

Is this a family friendly event?

  • Yes! Fans of all ages can attend the event. Children under the age of two do not require their own ticket.

Do you accept cash on-site?

  • This will be a cashless event, please plan accordingly for your trip.

Can I bring alcoholic beverages?

  • No, outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted inside the event area.

Can I bring a water bottle?

  • Yes, fans are allowed to bring in soft-sided water bottles to Fan Park and water stations will be available on site.

Can I bring my pet?

  • Unfortunately no, pets (with the exception of service animals) are not permitted on site.

Will there be food and beverage available on site?

  • Yes, food and beverages will be available for purchase inside the event area.

Can I take photos and videos?

  • Absolutely! We encourage you to take photos of your experience at Oktoberfest. Don’t forget to tag us @IceDistrict.
  • ICE District welcomes all guests to capture their moments through the permitted use of non-professional, non-flash still photography as long as the lens does not exceed 3” (detachable or non-detachable).

I found a lost item, where should I take it?

  • Guests who have lost or found an item can bring the item to any staff working the event located by the entrance.

I have lost an item, where can I find it?

  • If you are still on site, check in with the box office during operational hours
  • Guests inquiring about a lost item post-event can visit the Rogers Place Box Office during open hours or contact our team by emailing info@icedistrict.com or calling 780-414-LIVE (5483).

Where can I purchase tickets?

What does my ticket purchase get me?

  • Your ticket will include admission into the event as well as either one (1) alcoholic beverage or two (2) non-alcoholic beverages.

Is my general admission ticket transferable?

  • Tickets for individual days will be transferable through your Ticketmaster Account.
  • Visit https://www.ticketmaster.ca/ and click Sign In in the upper right.

Is the entire event outdoors?

  • While there will be activities outdoors, we will have a large, Oktoberfest tent to cover the majority of the festival site.

Are umbrellas allowed for Oktoberfest?

  • While guests are encouraged to plan for the weather and bring their own umbrellas, please note that umbrellas with pointed tops will not be permitted on the site.

Will restrooms be available on-site?

  • Yes, public washrooms are available onsite.

Is the site wheelchair accessible?

  • Yes! The site will be wheelchair accessible.We offer the accessible viewing deck to fans on a first come, first served basis.

Will you run the event if the forecast is calling for bad weather?

  • Outdoor event cancellation may occur should dangerous conditions arise (i.e. lightning in the area, winds greater than 50 km/hr or temperatures -20 or lower including wind chill).
  • We will make announcements on social media as well as this webpage with updates. Stay tuned to @IceDistrict across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.
  • If there is a cancellation for your time slot, Ticketmaster will issue a refund to the original purchase account.

Transit

  • The Downtown location makes ICE District accessible by transit, with over 40 bus routes and 5 LRT stations within walking distance from the arena. For more information on transit, visit takeETS.com/Downtown.

I have feedback about my experience, who do I contact?

  • We love to hear from our ICE District guests! Any guest looking to provide feedback regarding their Fan Park experience can utilize several avenues to ensure we are aware of your compliments, comments or concerns.
  • Post event, guests can provide feedback by contacting our ICE District Team at info@icedistrict.com or by calling 780-414-LIVE (5483).

The following items are prohibited from entering Fan Park:

  • Aerosol products or cans
  • Balls or Frisbees
  • Bota bags
  • Deodorant
  • Drones, remote-controlled aircraft, toys
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Glass, cans, cups, or coolers
  • Inflatables of any kind
  • Helium Balloons
  • Illegal substances
  • Large chains or spiked jewelry
  • Laser pointers, whistles, or air horns
  • Markers, pens, or spray paint
  • Outside food or beverages (including alcohol).
  • Pets
  • Professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment (detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs)
  • Selfie sticks
  • Stickers, flyers, posters
  • Tents, umbrellas with sharp points, chairs, or blankets
  • Toy guns, water guns, slingshots
  • No spray paint or permanent markers
  • No footballs, soccer balls, or other sports equipment
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