Join us for our 1st Annual Oktoberfest in Highland Park. Help us ring in autumn and celebrate fall. This year’s event will take place on 2nd Street from Beelow’s to Central. The weekend excitement to include beer, specialty Oktoberfest cocktails, brats, pretzels and great music acts on our stage along with activities for youngsters and families.
Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: Noon to 10pm
Location: 2nd Street from Beelow’s to Central (Closed Road)
Talent Show - presented by the Irina Makkai Classical Ballet and Dance School
The Talent Showcase at Oktoberfest Highland Park 2019 gives local youth ages 9 to 18 the opportunity to showcase their talents by performing in front of their community. The goals of this talent showcase are solely to celebrate performing efforts, have fun, and encourage positive feedback. It is not a competition. Downtown Highland Park seeks to celebrate its vibrancy through fostering local talent. Single and group acts are eligible but some *restrictions apply.
*No lip syncing, backing tracks cannot have vocals, no animals, no liquids and no pyrotechnics allowed. Must be ages 9 to 18 to perform.
Registration Fee: $20 per child.
Registration End Date: All registrations must be submitted online due by September 15th. Must submit an audio sample (2.5 minute limit) to email@example.com after completion of registration.
Show Time: Talent showcase starts at 1:00 pm and is open to the public. You must arrive next to the Razny Jewelers Stage by noon to be eligible to perfom. The Razny Jewelers Stage will be located on Second Street near Beelow's.
Daniel Cronson is a Chicago artist who blends blues guitar, soul elements and RnB rhythms into his own personal brand of Blue Eyed Soul. He has been independently releasing music since 2016, his first collection of self released music being “Say it Softly”. In 2018 he released his first studio album, Easy D. In 2019 his single “Grand Visions” featuring local artist Kehinde reached #10 on Chicago’s Top 40 BDS HitsYouLove. On may 2nd, 2019, “I Won’t Let You Down” was released globally. Daniel continues to build a reputation as an excellent performer and musician in the Chicago-land area. Daniel has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with great artists such as 3x Grammy Nominated Chicago Bluesman, Billy Branch, Ebony Taylor and more. In 2019 Daniel opened for Los Lonely Boys. Daniel continues to locally tour and release music independently.
Razny Jewelers Main Stage Line Up:
- 12-12:45pm: The Performers School teaches the Laendler from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music
- 1-2pm:Bubble performance and Talent Showcase, sponsored by Irina Makkai Classical Ballet and Dance School of Dance
- 2:15-2:45pm: Irina Makkai Classical Ballet and Dance School performance
- 3-3:30pm: Arthur Murray Dance FREE Polka Lessons
- 3:30-4:30pm: Musical performances by local kids groups
- 4:30-5pm: Arthur Murray Dance FREE Polka Lessons
- 6-8pm: Saturday June Band
- 8-10pm: Daniel Cronson Band
Freedom Home Care & Medical Staffing Activity Area:
- 12-2pm: Butterflies & Zebra’s Face Painting
- 12-3pm: Henna’s by Madi
- 12-3pm: Glitter and Temporary Tattoos by Laine Too
- 12-3pm: Instrument Petting Zoo sponsored by Music Gallery
- 12-10pm: Community Art Project sponsored by Sherwin Williams, Beelow’s and The Art Center Highland Park
- 4pm: Bratwurst Eating Contest sponsored by Once Upon A Bagel family of restaurants. First 12 competitors to sign on will compete to see who can eat the most Brats in two minutes. To reserve your spot call 847.436.3117 or email info@DowntownHP.com
- 5pm: German Beer Steinholding Contest sponsored by Ravinia Brewing Company