Have a passion for the Oktoberfest style of German culture, foods and drinks but lack the funds to hop a flight to Munich?
The Tampa Downtown Partnership is working with the Goethe-Institut USA (Germany’s cultural institute) to bring the Oktoberfest party on the road with Wiesn in a Box, a traveling beer garden rolling throughout the country and making its appearance in three different Downtown Tampa neighborhoods this month. This iconic German biergarten event will feature Hofbräu beers, freshly baked pretzels and culturally significant live Bavarian music. The traveling truck includes a fully featured, Bauhaus-style trailer with a handmade Hofbrau bar.
The Wiesn in a Box road tour will take stop at MacDill Park along the Tampa Riverwalk February 15-17, The Barrymore along the Riverwalk February 25-27, and the Grand Central at Kennedy Courtyard March 1-3. Food and drinks will be flowing from 4 to 11 p.m. on Fridays, noon to 11 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Alcohol sales end an hour before the beer garden closes each night.
This traveling event comes as a result of the year-long Wunderbar Together: Year of German American Friendship Campaign, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, helped by the Goethe-Institut and sponsored by the Federation of German Industries.