5th annual Oktoberfest
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Feast on German food and beer while enjoying live music, kids' activities, a parade and contests galore at this annual festival hosted by the Rotary Club of Palatine. Friday kicks off the weekend with a keg rolling ceremony and Palatine Mayor Jim Schwantz leads the ceremonial tapping of the firkin. Saturday is Family Day at the fest, and features scarecrows on parade, a performance from the Palatine Children's Choir, face painting, a music making station and live music. Wine lovers are invited to a German wine tasting from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, followed by live music until the conclusion of the fest.