The biggest Art Walk of the year, Oktoberfest @ Art Walk returns with fan-favorites, polka band Dan Witucki and Mein Heimatland Musikanten and German folk dance performances by Dansational. Enjoy a traditional tapping of the keg featuring Bold City Brewery’s German Chocolate Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale at 6 p.m.and Oktoberfest-themed contests throughout the night. All this and more hosted by TANK from X102.9 in Hemming Park.

Hemming Park - Check out local artists: ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Automotive Fine Art, Aviation Art Store, BijuBee Jewelry, Copper Head, Cross Workshops, LLC, Imaginarium Gifts, James A. Lacey, Kai Indie Jewelry, LJ Designs,Lemoree, mochi + bella, Pandora’s Boxes, The Pen Crafter, Phoenix Art, Teresa Cook Art, Thestraldust Designs, Stenotab Handmade, Steven Teller Arts and Viktor Lazarev; and vendors: The Hyppo, 904 Happy Hour, European Street Café, Mensa of Jacksonville, Operation New Hope, Bad To The Bone Pet Care, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, American Pharmacists Association at University of Florida, The Florida Theatre, Generation and Leaf Filter. Plus, live mural artist Cody Edwards.

Kinder Zone on Laura Street - Features interactive mural art by Jax Kid Mural Project, a magician from Crossroads Magic, a balloon artist Skip Bressler, My Gym and other fun activities.

Carnival Zone on Laura Street - Enjoy America's Got Talent juggler David Ferman, Wiener dog races and life-sized games including: Connect Four, Jenga and corn hole.

German & Craft Beer Tents - Five Art Walk beer tents will be located in Hemming Park, along Laura Street and in Regions Bank Food Truck Village. 

Oktoberfest @ Art Walk: pre-purchase group drink tickets - perfect for office outings, happy hour

New this year, purchase a block of Oktoberfest drink tickets in advance to share. Beginning Thursday, September 21, visit to pre-purchase a block of drink tickets, redeemable at any of five official Art Walk beer tents, which will be noted on the Art Walk event map. Drink tickets are $5 and good for either beer or wine. Purchase four tickets and get a fifth ticket free. 

Tickets will be available for pickup prior to Oktoberfest @ Art Walk at the Downtown Vision office (214 N. Hogan St., Suite 120, 32202) during normal business hours or at the Art Walk merchandise tent, located in Hemming Park at the corner of Laura and Monroe streets, beginning at 4 p.m. on October 4

Tickets are non-refundable. Must be 21 and up. IDs will be checked upon ticket redemption.

Oktoberfest beer list includes: 
  • Bold City Brewery - Dukes Brown Ale
  • Bold City Brewery - Killer Whale
  • Bold City Brewery - Mad Manatee
  • Bold City Brewery - 1901 Red Ale
  • Intuition Ale Works - 1-10 IPA
  • Intuition Ale Works - Easy on the Eyes
  • Wicked Barley - TBD
  • Mackenzie's Pumpkin Cider
  • Spaten Oktoberfest
  • Tücher Weiss
  • Full Sail Oktoberfest

How To Be Part of the Fun

Whether you're an emerging or established artist or performer, Oktoberfest at Art Walk is the perfect opportunity to showcase your talents in front of thousands of patrons. Here's how:

In addition to the online application, you'll find all the rules, regulations and answers to frequently asked questions here. This option is for artists exhibiting their own, original, family-friendly artwork.

Please note: All interested artists must apply online by September 9, 2017.

DVI books a limited number of performing artists each month. Find the the rules and regulations here.

Indoor Venue Artists & Performers

More than 60 indoor venues participate in Art Walk each month. Learn more about participating at a venue here.


Each month DVI books up to 5 non-profits at the Oktoberfest @ Art Walk. Learn more about showcasing your organization here. Please note that for Oktoberfest, fees may be higher than listed.


Downtown businesses are eligible to be listed on the monthly event map. Businesses outside of Downtown may work with a Downtown business, sponsor the event or pay a set up fee. Learn more about eligibility and opportunities herePlease note that for Oktoberfest, fees may be higher than listed. 

Food Vendors

At this time we are not accepting any applications for food vendors for Oktoberfest 2017.

Oktoberfest at Art Walk is a tremendous opportunity to reach the local community to promote your business at a favorite Jacksonville event. Sponsorship offers visibility at Art Walk and recognition in the promotion of the event. In 2015, Oktoberfest brought in an estimated 25,000 people. For the complete sponsorship kit, download it here: 2017 Oktoberfest Kit.


Contact Us

  • Downtown Vision, Inc
  • 214 N. Hogan St.
  • Suite 120
  • Jacksonville, FL 32202