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It's Almost Time for the 41st Annual Harvard Square Oktoberfest and HONK! Parade

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Every autumn, Harvard Square blocks off its streets to traffic so pedestrians can have full reign for the 41st Annual Harvard Square Oktoberfest and HONK! Parade. The local tradition brings together the best parts of Germany’s world-renowned Oktoberfest and a live music festival, resulting in a full day of fun.

This year, the festival is slated for Sunday, October 13th from noon to 6 p.m. That should give you plenty of time to explore at least a few of the six distinct beer gardens scattered throughout Harvard Square—just make sure you block out some time at 1 p.m. for the HONK! parade! It will feature a slew of high-energy bands that will surely get revelers dancing to the beat. For the rest of the day, explore arts and crafts vendors, savor hot food from local chefs, and check out everything else the bash has to offer.