College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Oktoberfest in Indianapolis

OktoberfestThe Family Oktoberfest downtown in the Athenaeum gives Butler students a nice chance to get out and help in the community.  Students help with games and face-painting for the kids. It is a real "German-speaking" environment as many of the people who come for the fun and games are from Indy's large German community, and therefore a really good opportunity to meet people and speak German!

The German-American Klub (GAK) of Indianapolis (south side in Greenwood) hosts its annual Oktoberfest early in September every year. Students often come to take in the fun, music and dancing.  Again, there are more Germans in Indy than you can imagine, and many congregate at the GAK! The GAK also has a fine German restaurant called the "Edelweis Restaurant" and hosts other events such as adult and children's dancing groups, card playing tournaments, music evenings and special dinners.