When: Sept. 8-11 2011
Indianapolis has a long history of German immigrants settling in the city and continuing to celebrate culture from the homeland even as they adapted to Hoosier life. While an annual Oktoberfest celebration dates back more 200 years, theses days German Park on the city’s southside is home to the annual party. Founded in 1934 by the Federation of German Societies, a group of 22 organizations dedicated to perpetuating German culture in Indianapolis, the 15-acre park is shaded with sycamore and walnut trees and, in September, it serves as site for Oktoberfest, an annual gathering that seeks to recreate the spirit of Munich’s famous festival in Indianapolis with beer, brats, dancing, and an array of midway rides. For more info, visit wwwindianapolisgak.com
Price: Prices vary.