Celebrate Maifest in America and Canada… Find Events HERE
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)
May 5 at the Phoenix Club- 1340 S Sanderson Ave., Anaheim, CA
Kids under 16 are free!
For more information–> Phoenix Club
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 19, 2018 – San Francisco Tourist Club, Mill Valley, Marin County, California
For more Information–> Tourist Club Maifest
hosted by the American German club of the Palm Beaches
For more information- American German Club Events
May 30-June 2 – Lincoln and Leland Ave.
for more information— Mayfest Chicago
Maifest Celebration Hofbrauhaus Chicago
Hofbrauhaus Chicago 5500 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018
May 3- May 31st a month long celebration with lots of special events!
For More Information- Hofbrauhaus Chicago
May 19, 2018 German American Heritage Center 25249 S. Center Road – Frankfort, IL.
For more information- 815)464-1514 or May Dance
May 4& 5, 2019
HUGE celebration with LOADS to do for the whole family
for more information- Festivals Amana
Greet the Spring German Style! with 2 events!
Mainstrasse Village Maifest TBD
Mainstrasse Village, Covington, KY
For more information- Mainstrasse Maifest
May 4th at Morgan Creek Vinyards
For more information- Maifest
Maifest at St Peter’s Lutheran Church
St. Peter Lutheran Church 3030 Navajo Ave rural Watertown MN.
For more information–> St Peter’s Church
May 17-18, 2019
this one looks HUGE with bands and parades
for more information- Hermann Maifest
April 27, 2019 3717 South 120th Street Omaha, NE 68144
for more information http://www.germanamericansociety.org/events/maifest/
Maifest at Germania of Poughkeepsie
May 17th-19th, 2019 Germania Festival Grounds 51 Old Degarmo Rd. Poughkeepsie NY 12603
for more information- Maifest
May Annual German American Society Germanfest- May 3-5th 2019
For more information-Germanfest
May 17-19, 2019 Tulsa International Mayfest is an annual tribute to
art and music in the heart of beautiful downtown Tulsa!
For More Information- http://tulsamayfest.org/
The most authentic in Cincinnati!
for more information–>http://germaniasociety.com/
For more information-> Schoolhaus Brewhaus
For more information- Brauhaus Schmitz
May 11th, 2019 Saengerrunde Hall 1607 San Jacinto Austin, TX
German beer tasting, live music and bowling.
For more information- Saengerrunde Maifest
May 3rd & 4th at Fireman’s Park
this looks like a huge celebration!
For more information–>Brenham Maifest
May 10th – 12th
800 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA,98826
this is a free event!
For more information–>Leavenworth Maifest
May 17-19th Deutschland Heritage Foundation
For more information- Germantown Maifest
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-
May 25-26th, 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
May 11, 2019 The Schwabenhof NW56 w 14750 Silver Spring Rd. Monomonee.
For More information- http://www.udommilwaukee.com/
May 4th Main Hall Toronto Donauschwaben
For more information- https://www.facebook.com/TorontoBlueDanube/
May 3-5th Heimat Windsor Banquet Centre 519 915-9821
For more information- Maifest Windsor