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What You Need To Know for Oktoberfest in La Mesa This Weekend

The 39th annual Oktoberfest celebration will begin Friday at 11 a.m. It ends at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The City of La Mesa will again host the annual Oktoberfest event sponsored by the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the La Mesa Village Merchants’ Association.  The event days and hours are:

Friday, October 5 - 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, Octobe 6 - 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 7 - Noon to 5:00 p.m.

More than 400 vendors will be offering goods and services, including a variety of food and drink options. The event is expected to attract approximately 200,000 people for the three-day festival.

The five block section of La Mesa Boulevard from Acacia Avenue to 4th Street, and eastbound Allison Avenue from Palm Avenue to Pine Street will be closed to vehicles and open to pedestrians only.  Spring Street traffic may be subject to delays.

Normally scheduled bus service on these streets has been routed around the event area, and bus riders should consult with their transit operators for route changes.

As parking around the Oktoberfest is limited, the La Mesa Police Department encourages event patrons to car pool and use the San Diego Trolley, which will be providing additional transportation capacity to accommodate this event.

Parking laws will be strictly enforced.  Disabled parking has been set aside in the Lemon Avenue Municipal Parking Lot and Acacia Avenue north of La Mesa Boulevard.

The presence of all animals at this event is prohibited, except for guide dogs, signal dogs, and service dogs as defined by California State law.  Violators are subject to arrest.

The La Mesa Municipal Code prohibits the possession of all alcoholic beverages at this event except in designated areas such as the Beer Garden, Beer Courts, and businesses licensed by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.  Violators of local and State alcoholic beverage laws will be arrested.

The La Mesa Police Department, in partnership with our community, anticipates a safe and enjoyable event for everyone in attendance.

 Additional event information can be found at the sponsors’ websites:

The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce at www.lamesachamber.net

The La Mesa Village Merchants’ Association at www.lmvma.com

Schedule of Events

Friday
Open 11 a.m. -11:30 p.m.
(Beer Garden opens 4 - 11:30 p.m.)
Car Tune Dogs (Classic Rock) - 6-10pm

Saturday
Open 11 a.m.-11:30pm 
Raving Polka - German Music 1-5 
CarTune Dogs (Classic Rock) - 6-10pm

Sunday
Open Noon -5:00pm 
El Cajon German Band (German Music) - 1-4pm
Jumpin Jack Flash (Jack Leary) Mobile Music Entertainment and Productions official Beermeister all weekend

Beer Garden Location:  

In the Allison St. parking lot between Pine and Palm on Allison.

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