As summer blues start to sink in and autumn approaches again it begins to feel like there’s not much to do but the German festival ‘Oktoberfest’ in Valencia makes for a memorable experience. The event has been ongoing since September 15th but it’s not too late to visit as it will still run until the end of the week (1 October). Located in an area in front of Las Ánimas Puerto y el Hotel Las Arenas, C/ Eugenia Viñes con C/ Dr. Marcos Sopena 46011 Valencia, the festival is only a short walk from the beach (Playa de las Arenas).
While the event is open every day, I ventured there on a Saturday night. We were welcomed in with the neon ‘OKTOBERFEST’ sign and then invited to show our tickets (which can be bought at the event or online at the link below). With a selection of different beers and different sizes, a beer aficionado would hardly be disappointed and I was certainly impressed with the variety of beers offered. Even for those not drinking the event offers pretzels, sausages, waffles and more.
However, the highlight of the night had to be the atmosphere. Sitting on the benches were decidedly optional as by the end of the night more people were stood on them rather than sat, singing along to songs which filled every corner of the marquee. Strangers became friends as they bonded over the beer and catchy songs, making it an entertaining and unforgettable night.
Report by Mia Raja
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Photo copyright Mia Raja/ 24/7 Valencia
Opening hours are Monday-Thursday 18.00h-00.00h and Friday, Saturday, Sunday- 13.00h-00.00h.
Tickets and more information can be found at https://valenciaoktoberfest.com/.