HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- On Friday September 30, 2011 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, the Arts District and Boston Beer Company will present the second annual Octoberfest Street Festival. This celebration is free to the public, and will include music, dance, Bavarian cuisine and fun competitions.
Octoberfest is traditionally celebrated in Bavaria and throughout the world from the end of September, with hearty food, steins of beer, singing and games. Many of the Bavarian favorite games will be featured at the Nuuanu Street Festival, such as Stein Hoisting, Fashion-forward Fraulein, and the Lederhosen Barrel Relay. Masters of ceremonies will be Paul Sato and Kilin Reece of the Saloon Pilots, and prizes will range from free beer to a Las Vegas trip for two.
Nuuanu Avenue and Hotel Street will be decorated with Bavarian flags and themed décor. Three main stages will feature celtic rock from the Doolin Rakes, bluegrass from the Saloon Pilots, Oompah from the Zickes Zackes Band and the Royal Elephant Brass Band, punk/ska from Pimpbot, Ukulele from Taimane Gardner and driving rock from Virgin Mary. The all woman Music of Matter led by Ms. Rhythm Speaker will celebrate African drum 'n dance, and Epica Latin Dance will show off their Latin hip hop. Street performers from Monkey Waterfall and the athlete/dancers of Capoeira Besouro will join face painters and fortune tellers to fill out the street festival experience.
Food will be served from 6pm, to be provided by downtown favorites Indigo Restaurant, Otto Cake, Brasserie du Vin, Murphy's Bar and Restaurant, Soul de Cuba as well as Mama's Soul Kitchen, Shogunai Tacos, Not Just Desserts and more. Expect Bockurst, Bratwurst, Pretzels, and Sauerkraut alongside Jambalaya, Chicken Mole, Cheesecake and Churros.
Live music will run from 6pm to 10pm on stages at Nuuanu and Hotel Street, Nuuanu at ARTS at Marks Garage, and Nuuanu at King St. Octoberfest Street Festival 2011 is free to all. Over 21s will be carded and $3 wristbands required for enjoying alcoholic beverages including Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Harvest Double Pumpkin, and the Marzen style Octoberfest Beer.
The Festival is presented by the Arts District and the Boston Beer Company, sponsored by KPOI Radio and the Honolulu Weekly, supported by City and County of Honolulu and Hawaii Tourism Authority, and produced by Tim Bostock Productions.