September 28, 2010 (La Mesa) -- The City of La Mesa, the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the La Mesa Village Merchants’ Association invite you to La Mesa's annual Oktoberfest celebration in the downtown Village October 1-3. This year's event will feature 400 vendors, two beer gardens, live music, carnival rides, and an estimated 200,000 visitors.
Friday, October 1st 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 2nd 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 3rd 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The five block section of La Mesa Boulevard from Acacia Avenue to 4th Street, and eastbound Allison Avenue from Palm Avenue to Pine Street will be closed to vehicles and open to pedestrians only. As parking around the Oktoberfest is limited, the La Mesa Police Department encourages event patrons to car pool and use the San Diego Trolley, which will be providing additional transportation capacity to accommodate this event.
Parking laws will be strictly enforced. Disabled parking has been set aside in the Lemon Avenue Municipal Parking Lot and Acacia Avenue north of La Mesa Boulevard. The presence of all animals at this event is prohibited, except for guide dogs, signal dogs, and service dogs as defined by California State law. Violators are subject to arrest.
The La Mesa Municipal Code prohibits the possession of all alcoholic beverages at this event except in designated areas such as the Beer Garden, Beer Courts, and businesses licensed by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.