34th Annual Oktoberfest and HONK! Parade on October 7th
The 34th Annual Oktoberfest and HONK! Parade to Harvard Square to Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes and Feet
Oktoberfest by the Numbers, the BSO Joins the Celebration and the After Party Continues at Grendel’s Den!
Sunday, October 7th, 2012 from noon to 6:00pm (rain date, Monday, October 8th, 2012)
The Harvard Square Business Association is thrilled to announce the return of the 34th Annual Oktoberfest and the legendary HONK! Parade on Sunday, October 7th, 2012. Join us as we reclaim the streets for horns, bikes and feet!
Let the countdown begin!
• 34th Annual Oktoberfest
• 7th Annual HONK! Parade featuring 34 outrageous and energetic marching bands, hailing from 18 states and 3 countries!
• 8 stages of entertainment hosting 44 musical acts. Reggae, Rock and Roll, Acapella, Country and more – something for everyone!
• 50+ food vendors selling delectable festival fare and authentic international cuisine!
• 1 hot air balloon in Cambridge Common providing panoramic views of the festival and Cambridge!
• 150+ stalls of unique crafts, vintage items, artwork and one-of-a -kind gifts!
• 3 festive beer gardens hosted by Grafton Street, FiRE + iCE and John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House!
• 6 hours of merriment and dancing in the streets!
And most importantly…
• 200,000+ happy attendees!
Still looking for something to do after Oktoberfest? Come to Grendel’s Den at 7pm for raucous keg tapping, beer drinking songs, and lederhosen. Bavarian food and beer served on October 7th from 11:30am until closing. Brunch is served from 11:30am until 3:00pm. Seating is first come, first served, no reservations.
89 Winthrop Street
The music doesn’t stop after Oktoberfest! Stop by the New School of Music and the Boston Symphony Orchestra stalls to find out more about their 2012 – 2013 seasons.
Oktoberfest 2012 partners include:
Google +/ Zagat, Stonyfield, Polar Beverages, Irving House and Harding House, Eastern Bank, Grafton Street, Michael’s, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Larabar, Cascadian Farms, Renewal by Andersen, John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, ZipCar, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, RE/Max Destiny, Boston Baby Dolls, Offer Beam, Vacation Getaways, FiRE + iCE, Newbury Comics, Nantucket Nectars, The Phoenix, Yelp, Boston’s Weekly Dig, Samuel Adams, D’Angelos, and Beck’s Oktoberfest
The Boston Symphony's 2012-13 season, September 22-May 4, offers concertgoers an impressive array of programs featuring both familiar friends and new faces, in performances ranging from powerful, large-scale masterpieces for symphony orchestra, soloists, and chorus to distinctive works rarely performed by the BSO, as well as a conductor-less program focusing on the virtuosic individual sections of the orchestra. The BSO's 132nd season continues the BSO's proud tradition of extraordinary music-making and presenting the important composers of our time, with the new season showcasing eight works by the most prominent living composers of our time.
The BSO also offers three Family Concerts per year designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Symphony Hall. One of the three, March 9, 2013, 10:15am and 12noon, is performed by the BSO and conducted by Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins, the other two are performed by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, November 10, 2012, 12noon and April 27, 2013, 12noon.
The BSO College Card and High School Card are the best way for students and aspiring young musicians to experience the BSO on a regular basis. For only $25 (College Card) or $10 (High School Card) students can attend most BSO concerts at no additional cost by registering the card online to receive text and email notifications of real-time ticket availability.
Tickets may be purchased by phone through SymphonyCharge (617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200), online through the BSO's website (www.bso.org), or in person at the Symphony Hall Box Office (301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston). There is a $6.25 service fee for all tickets purchased online or by phone through SymphonyCharge.
Entertainment schedule available here!
Oktoberfest is FREE and open to the public
For more information, please visit www.harvardsquare.com
Rain date: Monday, October 8th
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