Everyone is invited to enjoy the fifth annual Oktoberfest celebration downtown at Centennial Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2 to 9 p.m. at 401 S. Fourth St. Located on the campus of the Historic Fifth Street School at Fourth and Clark streets, the outdoor event on Centennial Plaza will be free and open to the public. A children’s activity area will feature face painting, music, magician, balloon artist, games and other activities.
The plaza will come alive with Alpine music by Salzburger Echo and master yodeler Kerry Christensen, and German folk dancing by The Las Vegas Bavarian Dancers throughout the day. Salzburger Echo brings the Alps to their audiences, playing Old World and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They continue to amaze audiences with their 12-foot alphorns, Swiss cowbells, holzernes g'lächter and harmony yodeling. Christensen specializes in all styles of yodeling, offering his fans cowboy, alpine, Cajun, Latin, Jewish, Hawaiian, jazz, classical, and his always-popular humorous yodeling renditions.
Traditional food and drink will be available for purchase. Limited free parking is available at the Historic Fifth Street School parking lot. The metered parking garage across from the school and the lot south of the school will offer parking for a flat $3 for the day. The Oktoberfest celebration is presented by the city of Las Vegas and the German-American Social Club of Nevada. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org
or call (702) 229-3515 or (702) 649-8503.