German Karneval Fasching Celebrations in the United States
Do you want to celebrate Karneval Fasching like a German?
Fasching (in the South) and Karneval (in the North) are a time of celebration of food and fun in the time before the austerity of Lent. Costumes and Masks are meant to scare away evil spirits. Parades and dancing add to the fun.
The celebration begins on November 11, the beginning of the 5th Season, when the Karneval Prinz and court are elected. Often there are Karneval Parties, Balls and Gala events.
The merriment kicks into high gear the Thursday (Weiberfastnacht) before Ash Wednesday… and continues until Faschnachtdienstag (Shrove Tuesday) the night before Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of Lent.
Weiberfastnacht falls on Thursday February 16
Ash Wednesday falls on February 22
Learn More About Karneval / Fasching Here- What is Karneval Fasching?
We’ve gathered a list of some local (to the US) German celebrations…. I’ve tried to put them into some order so you can find one close to you. Come join the Celebrations!
Feel free to add more in the comments or send me an email at [email protected]
GAMGA- Jan in Las Vegas 13-15
Join us in Las Vegas, NV at the Rio Hotel & Casino to celebrate 36 years of German Mardi Gras
The Phoenix Club
NO Karneval celebrations this year because of the move. For More information Anaheim Karnevalgesellshaft
Energren Brewing Rosenmontag Feb. 20
With Festmeister Hans!
For more information- Energren Brewing
San Luis Obispo
California Central Coast German Club
Karneval Party at Beda’s Biergarten Sunday, Feb 5
For more information- CCCGC
Pueblo German Club Fasching Feb. 11
American German Club
Fasching Maskenball- Feb 11
For More Information- American German Club
Fasching Party- Feb 3
March to River & Parade- Feb 4
Fasching Party Feb 11
Fasching Party Feb 18
For more information –>Fasching Verein Helen
Maskenball Karneval Samstag Feb 18
Kappenball- Feb 4
Kostümball – Feb 19
Weiberfastnacht- Feb 24
for more information- Spielmanzug Minnesota
GAMGA Gala Karneval Jan 14th & 15th
For more information – German American Mardi Gras Association
Germania Society of Cincinnati
Winterkarneval -January 27th, 28th & 29th
Fasching Masquerade Ball–cancelled
For More Information- http://saengerbund.org/
Fastnacht- Feb 18
For more information- Helvetia
Muller Fasching Verein
January 8th, 2023: Muller Bummel Tour
January 15th, 2023: United Donauschwaben of Milwaukee Schlachtfest at the Schwabenhof
February 5th, 2023: Spielmannszug Milwaukee Maskenball
February 11th, 2023: Fasching with the Mullers, Tickets Required Presented by the Kegel’s Inn
February 18 th, 2023: Rheinischer Verein Milwaukee Maskenball Presented by the Rheinischer Verein Milwaukee
Feb 21, 2023: Muller Fasching Verein Nordamerika & Big Boy (Used to be Old Town), Fat Tuesday
Join us as we celebrate the official end of the Fasching Season with Big Boy. German Bier Stube
Various locations for more information- Milwaukee Mullers
Rheinischer Verein Gruen Weiss
Weiberfastnacht Feb 16 (CANCELLED Snowstorm)
Maskenball- Feb 18
Kehraus- Feb 25
For more information- Rheinischer Verein Milwaukee
Remember also to check the Events Page for more German Festivals and Events–> Events Page