COVID-19 Updates


(July 15, 2020)


The Duluth Oktoberfestival will wait until 2021 to host the celebration of German culture again after holding the inaugural event at Bayfront Festival Park in 2019.

“With the current health and safety restrictions in place for outdoor entertainment in the State of Minnesota due to covid-19 we are unable to offer an authentic experience that meets the expectations of our guests and our brand this year”, said Ryan Kern, President of Kern and Kompany Marketing and Special Events.

Event organizers shared that they look forward to celebrating German heritage with music, dancing, games, food, and beverages at an authentic multi-generational event safe for the entire family in 2021.

Next year’s event is scheduled for September 17-19, 2021 at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, MN.

No refunds or rainchecks will be issued for the event as tickets for 2020 had not gone on sale to the public at the time of the announcement.