Ocean Beach Oktoberfest

Beer and the beach are a great combination all year long. Enjoy them both with great special events at the Ocean Beach Oktoberfest in San Diego October 6-7.

The Oktoberfest event starts Friday at noon with a chance to get your beer belly in shape at the OktoberStretch Yoga + Music festival. Stretch out your mat on the grass and enjoy yoga classes, games, meditation and breathwork, and drum circles, right in front of the ocean. There’ll be vendors, music, and a beer garden featuring the best German and local brews.

Saturday’s event starts with another great fitness activity, the OB Brat Trot Beach Run. There’s a 5K and a 2K family race on the beach. If you want a tougher workout, stick around for the post-run Drill Instructor workout. Then head over to enjoy great music and other entertainment at Oktoberfest, including sausage tossing, steing holding, and bratwurst eating contests, plus Ms Oktoberfest. Of course there’s plenty of beer, too.

Can’t make Oktoberfest? San Diego’s a major craft beer center, so you can create your own great beer event whenever you visit–how many of the more than 100 breweries can you visit? You can kick back and relax by the pool at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina after your exploration, then pick it up again at dinner. You’ll find great local beer on the menu at Blue Wave Bar & Grill at the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina. Make your reservation!