Maifest 2017

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Maifest 2017

May 13

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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until May 13, 2017

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.

Join us for a very Bavarian celebration of spring! The sun is out, the apple and pear blossoms have sprung to life, and the wildflowers are bursting at the buds! Willkommen!

Friday, May 12th

· Live German Music · Bavarian Hat & Ribbon Crown Craft ·
· Village Art in the Park · Bouncy Houses, Climbing Walls & More! ·

Saturday, May 13th

· Bavarian-Inspired “Festzug” (Bavarian March starts at noon) ·  Live  German Music ·
· The Maibaum Dance & Other Traditional German Dances ·
· German Medieval Antiques, Sword Battle & Trebuchet Demonstration ·
· Classic Porsches ·  Plant Sale · Hanging Flower Basket Planting Station ·
· Village Art in the Park · Bouncy Houses, Climbing Walls & More! ·


**Detailed schedule to come**


May 13, 2017


Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce
(509) 548-5807


No Charge