Where to Find the Best Oktoberfest in Philly

The month of October brings lots of exciting fall fun: sweater weather, pumpkin spice and firepit parties. One of the best ways to welcome autumn near your The Isle apartment is at one of the many fall festivals taking place in and around Philly this month. Some emphasize fashion, others art and still others music—but most have one thing in common: brews! Oktoberfest-themed events abound in the area this month, offering you plenty of opportunities to enjoy some sudsy socializing in the spectacular October weather.

If you’re looking for a fall festival close to hom, check out Roxtoberfest on Oct. 5 in neighboring Roxborough. The massive street festival is one of the city’s biggest and best Oktoberfest celebrations, drawing hundreds to Ridge Avenue for a day of food, fun and festivities—and it’s all just six blocks from your The Isle apartment.

The German spirit will be alive and well throughout the festival, with German dancers and musicians, brew-themed contests—like the popular stein-holding competition!—and an introduction to New Ridge Brewing. Get a first taste of the brand-new Ridge Avenue brewery’s concoctions before the venue officially opens later this fall. Bring along the four-legged friends for this pup-friendly festival, and if you have little ones in your life, they’ll love the kid-friendly games and activities throughout the day. Stop by vendors set up throughout Ridge for one-of-a-kind artisans, merchants and more. And of course, no fall festival would be complete without the food—from German faves to local hot spots and everything in between. 

Roxtoberfest is now in its seventh year and has become one of Roxborough’s most beloved neighborhood traditions. And since it’s just minutes away from your The Isle apartment, throw on your favorite fall fashions, grab a warm drink from one of Manayunk’s Main Street coffee shops and stroll on over to Roxborough for a day of fall fun in the sun.


Ridge Avenue, between Lyceum Avenue and Leverington Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19128