You don't need to travel halfway around the world to enjoy Oktoberfest. Kirkland will feature its own version of the German festival with its own Northwest flavor, reports Kirkland Views.
Starting Friday evening, the fun begins with live German music, German biers, special games, and other entertainment and food. You can even shoot free throws with former Seattle Supersonic Detlef Schrempf. Unlike the 16-day party held in Munich, the Kirkland Oktoberfest event will end on Sunday when you can watch dachshunds race and enjoy plenty of beer.
Oktoberfest is a free event and will be open to all ages. However, to be admitted to the Biergarten, you must be at least 21 years of age.
While Oktoberfest is a fun family event, residents in the Kirkland area should be aware that authorities will be on high alert for drunk drivers. To help avoid a drunk driving charge, you should make sure to stick to a strict limit on drinks if you plan to drive, to have a designated driver ready, or to take public transportation to the event.
A DUI attorney in the Seattle and Kirkland areas can tell you that a drunk driving charge carries very serious penalties in Washington. The penalties are enhanced if you are an underage drinker or a repeat DUI offender. As a result, you will want to plan ahead if you plan on drinking.
To learn more about drunk driving charges in the Kirkland and Seattle areas or to discuss the details of your specific case with experienced counsel, contact a DUI attorney at Wolff Criminal Defense by calling 425-284-2000.