Naperville Gears Up for Oktoberfest and All Hallows Eve!
Looking for some family fun activities to welcome in the fall? Naperville has two exciting opportunities coming up to help you enjoy the cool weather while spending some quality time supporting our community!
Oktoberfest is one of the world’s largest fairs held annually in Munich, Germany. This 16-day festival, which runs from late September until the first weekend of October, was originally established to celebrate the wedding of two royals. Today, Oktoberfest is known as a celebration of beer. In 2013, 6.4 million people attended the fair where vendors sold 6.7 million liters of beer!
While there won’t be 6 million liters of beer, the annual fall event will celebrate Naperville’s long history while providing plenty of family fun. Oh yeah… there will also be beer. This year, the event will run on Friday, October 3 from 5-10 pm and Saturday, October 4 from noon-10 pm. Advanced tickets are only $10 for adults/senior and $5 for kids 4-12 years old. However, day of tickets are $5 more, respectively. All kids under 4 years old are free both days.
The festival will be located at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center. For parking, head over to the Municipal Parking Garage located on the corner of Eagle and Aurora. One can also park at the Naper Settlement visitor’s lot at the corner of Porter Avenue and Webster Street.
Something to look forward to on both days is the assortment of live music. On Friday, October 3 between 6-10 pm Alpine Thunder, a lively German folk bad, will be performing. Throughout Saturday, look forward to music from Jimmy’s Bavarians, The Happy Wanderers, Freeze Dried, and The Polkaholics.
Friday, October 3
- 5-6 p.m. Recorded Oktoberfest music
- 6-10 p.m. Alpine Thunder (Lively German folk/pop band)
Saturday, October 4
- noon-2 p.m. Jimmy’s Bavarians (old and new “oompah” favorites)
- 2:20-4:15 p.m. The Happy Wanderers (German-style music)
- 4:40-6:30 p.m. Freeze Dried (Polka)
- 7-10 p.m. The Polkaholics (new Polka – fast, furious and fun)
To celebrate Halloween, Naperville will be offering two epic nights of horrors featuring creepy creatures, scary entertainment, and must-see tricks! The city will also bring to life some of the scariest characters from all walks of life, including those that might have already died. Spooky!
All Hallows Eve will be held at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center located at Webster St. and Aurora Avenue. When pre-ordered, tickets are just $10 per person, however day of tickets are $15. For those attending, costumes are not permitted and it is recommended to keep those under 8 years old or who get scared easily at home.
Friday, October 17
Saturday, October 18
Land Rover Hinsdale is proud to be a part of such a welcoming community with celebrations and entertainment the whole family can enjoy. Choose Land Rover Hinsdale as your Naperville Land Rover dealer of choice! We have a quality selection of vehicles and a friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to help you find the perfect vehicle to fit your needs!