The biggest Art Walk of the year, Oktoberfest @ Art Walk returns with fan-favorites, polka band Dan Witucki and Mein Heimatland Musikanten and German folk dance performances by Dansational. Enjoy a traditional Tapping of the Keg featuring at 6:30 p.m.and Oktoberfest-themed contests throughout the night. All this and more hosted by Curtis Dvorak from First Coast Living in Hemming Park.

Hemming Park - Check out artists ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Stenotab Handmade, Takeisha Brown, Mochi B, Chaos Lights, Art by Joe and Gerry, Viktor Lazarev, Fawn Owens, Kram Kan Photo, Pranasolcreations, Photography by River, Tressa Linzy Designs, Dream in Color, Jumping Jackalopes and Designs by De.

And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Lincoln Cars, Hello Fresh, WellCare Health, Jax Metro Credit Union, All-American Gutter Protection, National Brain Tumor Society, Year Up, Animal Care and Protective Services, One Blood and Well Care Health. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and concessions, swag and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.

Kinder Zone in Hemming Park - Features interactive mural art by Jax Kid Mural Project, bounce houses by Backyard Carnivals, Inc., My Gym and other fun activities.

Carnival Zone on Laura Street - Enjoy a variety show by Jeff Bradley, Wiener dog races and life-sized games including: Connect Four, Jenga and corn hole. Plus, check out the CW17 Sunday Nights at Art Walk featuring WJXT, Rethreaded and Nitrogen Creamery ice-cream food truck, who will be giving out sundaes to visitors.

German & Craft Beer Tents - Five Art Walk beer tents will be located in Hemming Park, along Laura Street and in Regions Bank Food Truck Village. 

Oktoberfest beer list includes: 
  • Bold City Brewery - Dukes Brown Ale
  • Bold City Brewery - Killer Whale
  • Bold City Brewery - Mad Manatee
  • Bold City Brewery - 1901 Red Ale
  • Intuition Ale Works - 1-10 IPA
  • Intuition Ale Works - Easy on the Eyes
  • Wicked Barley - TBD
  • Mackenzie's Pumpkin Cider
  • Spaten Oktoberfest
  • Tücher Weiss
  • Full Sail Oktoberfest

How To Be Part of the Fun

Whether you're an emerging or established artist or performer, Oktoberfest at Art Walk is the perfect opportunity to showcase your talents in front of thousands of patrons. Here's how:

In addition to the online application, you'll find all the rules, regulations and answers to frequently asked questions here. This option is for artists exhibiting their own, original, family-friendly artwork.

Please note: All interested artists must apply online by September 9, 2017.

DVI books a limited number of performing artists each month. Find the the rules and regulations here.

Indoor Venue Artists & Performers

More than 60 indoor venues participate in Art Walk each month. Learn more about participating at a venue here.


Each month DVI books up to 5 non-profits at the Oktoberfest @ Art Walk. Learn more about showcasing your organization here. Please note that for Oktoberfest, fees may be higher than listed.


Downtown businesses are eligible to be listed on the monthly event map. Businesses outside of Downtown may work with a Downtown business, sponsor the event or pay a set up fee. Learn more about eligibility and opportunities herePlease note that for Oktoberfest, fees may be higher than listed. 

Food Vendors

At this time we are not accepting any applications for food vendors for Oktoberfest 2017.

Oktoberfest at Art Walk is a tremendous opportunity to reach the local community to promote your business at a favorite Jacksonville event. Sponsorship offers visibility at Art Walk and recognition in the promotion of the event. In 2015, Oktoberfest brought in an estimated 25,000 people. For the complete sponsorship kit, download it here: 2017 Oktoberfest Kit.


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  • Jacksonville, FL 32202