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Celebrate Maifest in America and Canada… Find Events HERE

Celebrate Maifest in America and Canada… Find Events HERE

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Maifest is a celebration of the arrival of spring. This old tradition has deep roots in Germany, and became an official German Holiday in 1934. To learn more about Maifest, click here–> What is Maifest?

Today, like many other traditions, Maifest came to America with German immigrants (it’s been celebrated in Ohio since 1873). Trachtverein keep the tradition of building and decorating a Maypole… and they still dance. Take a look around at any large German Fest, you may see a Maibaum… and maybe you can identify the different symbols attached to it.

Maifest is a wonderful time to come together and celebrate the end of winter… and rejoice your way into spring!

Maifest In America

This list is updated annually to the best of my abilities.

This is not a complete list… if you have any Maifest Celebrations you wish to add, please list them in the comments, or send me an email at GermangirlinAmerica@gmail.com

Maifest Celebrations in America (and Canada)

 

California

Anaheim
May 6 at the Phoenix Club- 1340 S Sanderson Ave., Anaheim, CA
Kids under 16 are free!

For more information–> Phoenix Club

Oakland

Oakland Nature Friends Maifest

1st Sunday in May- Oakland Nature Friends Tourist Club 3115 Butters Drive, Oakland, CA 94602

For more information–> Oakland Nature Friends

San Francisco (Mill Valley)

Tourist Club San Francisco Maifest

May 20, 2018  – San Francisco Tourist Club, Mill Valley, Marin County, California

For more Information–> Tourist Club Maifest

Florida

Lake Worth

Maifest
Raising the Maibaum, Celebration and dinner dance
hosted by the American German club of the Palm Beaches

For more information- American German Club Events

 

Illinois

Chicago
Maifest Chicago 

May 31-June 3  – Lincoln and Leland Ave.
for more information— Mayfest Chicago

Chicago (Rosemont)

Maifest Celebration Hofbrauhaus Chicago 

Hofbrauhaus Chicago 5500 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018
April 20- May 25th a month long celebration with lots of special events!

For More Information- Hofbrauhaus Chicago

Frankfurt

German May Dance

May 19,  2018 German American Heritage Center 25249 S. Center Road – Frankfort, IL.

For more information- 815)464-1514 or May Dance

Indiana

Indianapolis

Indianapolis Liederkranz Maifest
May 5, 6- 10 pm   Dinner, concert and Dancing!
for more information –>Indy Maifest

Iowa

Amana

Maifest

May 5-6, 2018
HUGE celebration with LOADS to do for the whole family

for more information- Festivals Amana

Davenport

Maifest

April 28th, 2018
Greet the Spring German Style! with 2 events!

For more information- German American Heritage Museum
Second Saturdays Maypole- Maypole Event

Kentucky

Covington

Mainstrasse Village Maifest

May 18th, 20st, 2017    Mainstrasse Village, Covington, KY

For more information- Mainstrasse Maifest

Minnesota

Excelsior

Maifest at Excelsior Brewing Company

May 11th & 12th 2018 – Excelsior Brewing Company 421 3rd Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

For More information–>Excelsior Brewing
 

New Ulm

Mai Fest

May 5th at Morgan Creek Vinyards

For more information- Maifest

Watertown

Maifest at St Peter’s Lutheran Church
St. Peter Lutheran Church 3030 Navajo Ave rural Watertown MN.
May 20

For more information–> St Peter’s Church

Missouri

Hermann

Hermann Maifest

May 18-20, 2018
this one looks HUGE with bands and parades

for more information- Hermann Maifest

Nebraska

Omaha

German American Society Maifest

April 21, 2018  3717 South 120th Street  Omaha, NE 68144
for more information http://www.germanamericansociety.org/events/maifest/

New York

Poughkeepsie

Maifest at Germania of Poughkeepsie

May 18th-20th, 2018 Germania Festival Grounds 51 Old Degarmo Rd. Poughkeepsie NY 12603

for more information- Maifest

Oaklahoma

Tulsa

Tulsa Germanfest

May Annual German American Society Germanfest-

For more information-Germanfest

Tulsa May Fest

May  11- 13, 2018 Tulsa International Mayfest is an annual tribute to
art and music in the heart of beautiful downtown Tulsa!

For More Information- http://tulsamayfest.org/

 

Ohio

Cincinnati

Germania Society of Cincinnati Maifest

TBD??
The most authentic in Cincinnati!

for more information–>http://germaniasociety.com/

 

Oregon

Jacksonville

Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus Maifest
Dancing, Maypole and German BBQ
1st Sunday in May

For more information-> Schoolhaus Brewhaus

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Brauhaus Schmitz Maifest
May 5th, 2018
 700 Block South Street
Coincides with South Street Spring festival

For mor information- Brauhaus Schmitz

 

Texas

Austin

Maifest

May 19th, 2018 Saengerrunde Hall 1607 San Jacinto Austin, TX
German beer tasting, live music and bowling.

For more information- Saengerrunde Maifest

Brenham

Maifest German Festival

May 4th-5th at Fireman’s Park
this looks like a huge celebration!

For more information–>Brenham Maifest

 

Washington

Leavenworth

Authentic Bavarian Maifest

May 11th – 13th
800 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA,98826
this is a free event!

For more information–>Leavenworth Maifest

Gourmet Food

Wisconsin

Germantown

Maifest

May 18-20th Deutschland Heritage Foundation

For more information- Germantown Maifest

Glendale

Mayfest at the Bavarian Bierhaus Will return in 2019

Mayfest is one of the world’s oldest traditions, the celebration of nature’s bright reawakening after winter’s cold darkness. The Bavarian Bierhaus is hosting our first annual Mayfest at Heidelberg Park during the second and third weekends of May. Celebrate the arrival of spring with live bands, plenty of food and beer, pig roasts, carnival rides, and more!
For more information-

 

Jacksonport

Jacksonport Maifest Celebration

May 26-27th, 2018 with a Parade and Art Fair
Maifest includes a juried art fair; midway activities for children; concession stands selling funnel cakes, kolaches, brats and hot dogs; live music; helicopter rides; and a car show
More information–>Jacksonport Maifest

Menomonee Falls

Maiball 2018

May 5, 2018The Schwabenhof NW56 w 14750 Silver Spring Rd. Monomonee.
Reservations- (262)547-1371
For More information- http://www.udommilwaukee.com/

 

 

Canada

Windsor, ON

Maifest Windsor

May 4,5, & 6th, 2018  Heimat Windsor Banquet Centre  519 915-9821

For more information- Maifest Windsor

Comment(4)

  1. wonderful information! I had no idea there was a German-American club fairly close to me having a Maifest!! (Tulsa, OK) It’s about an hour drive away….I hope to go!

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