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Attend the 43rd annual Harvard Square Oktoberfest

This celebration is a long-standing Cambridge tradition.

Elizabeth Banks at a Parade in Harvard Square (Elise Amendola / AP Photo)

Annually attended by over 100,000 people, the Harvard Square Oktoberfest is a long-standing tradition for Harvard Square. Planned and executed by The Harvard Square Business Association, which hosts multiple events throughout the year, Oktoberfest is one of the group’s largest and most popular celebrations. 

This year, Oktoberfest will feature:

  • Live music
  • Dancing
  • Street performers
  • Family-friendly activities
  • Sidewalk sales
  • Arts and craft vendors
  • Vintage goods
  • Free goodies
  • Globally inspired food

The event will take place as planned unless rain showers are predicted for the entire day. The rain date is Oct. 16. Attendees can visit their website after 4 p.m. on the Saturday prior to the event to learn if the festival will go on as planned. 

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