Everyone loves a great “Sommerfest” which provide opportunity to get in touch with your German heritage and culture.
Here is a list of German Festivals throughout the U.S. that will allow you to let out your “Prosit” and satisfy your hankering for some German cuisine.
► DANK Haus Open Deutsch-Mic Where: 4740 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 What: Fans of German music and words come together at this open Mic night and enjoy more than German beer and wine. Whether you want to participate or just enjoy and watch the show – everyone is welcome. When: July 9th, 7.30 pm and every second Tuesday of the month
► 136th Plattdeutsche Volksfest Where: 1132 Hempstead Tpk., Franklin Square, NY 11010 What: Enjoy music, traditional food and drinks in the Biergarten as well as children’s activities and a Miss Plattdeutsche Queen and Princess contest. Admission $10, Children under are 12 free. When: July 13-14th →www.parkrestaurant.com/event/136th-plattduetsche-volksfest-2019-07-14/
► Deutsche Classics Where: Oley Fairgrounds, 26 Jefferson St., Oley, PA 19547 What: At this car show, all fans of classic and vintage German car engineering will find what they are looking for. In addition to cars this event also offers Motorcycles, food and drinks as well as activities for the whole family. Admission $17 (incl. free parking, 5 food and drink coupons), Children under 12 free When: July 13th, 8am – 4pm → www.deutscheclassic.com/
► German Fest 2019 Where: 320 5th St., Syracuse, NE 68446 What: The 14th annual Dachshund race, Polka bands, a German car show, parade, kid’s activities, market, wine tasting and Rib fest all in one festival. When: July 13th → www.gosyracusene.com/events/germanfest2019/
► 119th Maryland German Festival Where: Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., 4H Building, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 What: Enjoy German pastries, beer, wine, folk music, imported and local crafts as well as rock climbing, face painting and other activities. Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $7, Active military or Student ID $7, or go all out and arrive in full Tracht and save the admission, Children free with paying adult, free parking When: July 13th-14th, 11.30am → www.md-germans.org/maryland-german-festival/
► 71st Mountain Brauhaus Festival Where: Crystal Brooke Brauhaus Resort, 430 Winter Clove Rd., Round Top, NY 12473 What: Enjoy traditional music, food and drinks When: July 20th – 28th, every Saturday and Sunday → www.crystalbrook.com/mountain-brauhaus/brauhaus-events
► German Fest Milwaukee Where: Henry W. Maier Festival Park, 639 E Summerfest Pl., Milwaukee, WI 53202 What: This annual Sommerfest offers family fun German style. With Music, Foods and drinks as well as Fireworks and a Dachshund race, this festival is a Milwaukee tradition since 1981. Check website for daily opening times and admission fees. When: July 26-28th → www.germanfest.com
► Swiss National Day 2019 Where: Boat Basin Café, W 79th St., New York, NY 10024 What: Celebrate Swiss National Day with Music, speeches and raffle in NYC. Organized by the Swiss Society of New York. Admission: $10, Children under 6 free. When: July 27th, 12-5pm