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September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Opening Ceremonies: At 5:00 on Friday evening, Oktoberfest begins with the blessing and tapping of a ceremonial keg on the main stage, performed by local dignitaries.
Saturday is Family Day! While parents are welcome to bring their children to every part of Oktoberfest, we have set aside a special time for families to enjoy the festive spirit of this classic German cultural fest. Family Day is held on Saturday beginning at 12:00 noon and lasting until about 3:30 p.m. In addition to all the enjoyable foods and beverages available throughout the fest, special programming and activities for children are provided during this time.
Musical performances featuring students from local school groups and Palatine-based youth organizations highlight the afternoon’s events on the main stage. Adjacent to Oktoberfest in Palatine’s Towne Square Park there will be face painting, balloon-art, and a variety of children’s games .
Family Day will kick off with an Oktoberfest Family Bike Ride sponsored by the Bike Palatine Club on Saturday morning at the corner of Smith & Slade Streets. Registration is free for this casual ride. That will depart at 10:00 a.m. Riders are expected to return around 11:00 a.m. Bike racks will be provided. This is a family, casual ride of 12 miles. Children under 12 will need an adult to accompany them. Helmets are required.Meet at town square at 10 am. This event is free! Visit www.bikepalatine.com for more information about the Family Bike Ride.
Family Day Schedule: