At its August 2015 meeting, the Board of Directors of La Crosse Festivals, Inc. (Oktoberfest USA) approved the following future dates for the Oktoberfest celebration:

2017 – Thursday, September 28 to Sunday, October 1

2018 – Thursday, September 27 to Sunday, September 30

2019 – Thursday, September 26 to Sunday, September 29

2020 – Thursday, September 24 to Sunday, September 27

Starting with 2016, the “rule of thumb” for Oktoberfest dates is “the Torchlight parade (first day) is always the last Thursday of September.”