Oktoberfest & HONK! Parade

The 40th Annual Oktoberfest and HONK! Parade will take place on Sunday, October 7th from 12-6p. 

Attended by over 200,000 people, Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest features food from all over the world, arts, crafts, vintage goods, free samples, sidewalk sales, and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Oktoberfest wouldn't be complete without beer gardens. Oktoberfest will feature five beer gardens throughout Harvard Square hosted by Alden & Harlow, Charlie’s Kitchen, El Jefe’s Taqueria, The Hourly Oyster House and The Sinclair. 

This annual celebration of fall features four stages of live music, including a Passim stage and an all-HONK! Review!

The highlight of the festival is the HONK! Parade which arrives in the Square at approximately 1p. In its eleventh year, the HONK! movement has become a global phenomenon. HONK! bands from around the country will march from Davis to Harvard. Spectators will be treated to a horn-tooting, handclapping, foot-stomping, mind-blowing spectacle and are welcomed to join the back of the parade and make their way to Oktoberfest!


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Date & Time

  • Sun, October 7, 2018
    12:00 pm — 6:00 pm


Free and open to the public


  • Annual Events
  • Fairs & Festivals
  • Food
  • Kids / Families
  • Music
  • Outdoor Event