Maifest 2018

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Maifest 2018

May 11 - May 13

Celebrate Spring With Us! It’s May, spring is here…and not a moment too soon! The sun is out, the wildflowers are bursting, the apple and pear blossoms are springing to life, and the Bavarian Village is ready to celebrate with our annual Bavarian Maifest weekend May 11-13, 2018.

Maifest is a German tradition dating back to the 10th century, when villagers would gather to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting flowers, playing music and games, and raising a “maipole” in the local square. The pole would be decorated with sausages, cakes, flowers, and ribbons, and villagers believed that dancing around it would bring good luck and wealth to the village. We invite you to our very Bavarian Maifest, celebrate Mom and Spring in Leavenworth!

Our weekend is packed with Bavarian fun, we can’t wait to see you!


Maifest Program


Maifest 2018 Schedule (**Subject to Change**)


11:30am-12pm- Illahee High School

3:15pm- Maifest Volksmarch- Our local Volksmarch group will lead you on a beautiful 2.9 mile walk through town and Waterfront Park.

3:30pm – 5:30pm Bavarian Brass

5:30pm-5:45pm Edelweiss Dance Acadamie

5:45-8pm Alpenfolk


10am-11am Alpenfolk

11am-11:15am Edelweiss Dance Acadamie

11am-5pm Artisan Craftsmen

11:15am-11:45am Alpenfolk

12pm Festzug

12:30 Welcome Ceremony/Maifest Crowning/Mini Maipole Raising

12:45-1:15pm Maipole Dance Performance

12:15-5pm Knights of Veritas~Trebuchet Program

1:15pm-3:30pm Musikkapelle

2pm-2:30pm Longsword Battle Presentation (Knights of Veritas)

3pm-3:30pm Longsword Battle Presentation (Knights of Veritas)

3:30pm-4:00pm Tradition German Dance Performances

4:00pm-5:30pm Musikkapelle

5:30pm-6pm Traditional German Dance Performances

6pm-8pm Alpenfolk

8pm Alphorn Serenade


12pm-12:30pm Maipole Dance Lesson

12pm-2pm Mother’s Day Seed Packets & Flowers

12:30pm-1:30pm Alpenfolk

1:30pm-2pm Traditional German Dance Performances

2pm-5pm Alpenfolk



May 11, 2018
May 13, 2018
All Day


Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce
(509) 548-5807


No Charge