Saturday, June 8, 11 AM–10 PM
In our 61st year! Deutsche Tage (German Days) is one of the Germanic-American Institute's (GAI) longest-standing traditions and the oldest heritage festival in St. Paul. For 60 years, the GAI has shared the arts, traditions, and cuisine of the German-speaking world, and inspired thousands of Minnesotans to discover new aspects of German culture.
Headlining the main stage is the Joey Johnson Band, a local trio that can polka with the best. A full schedule of entertainers include Ron Machel on accordion, the lovely Swiss Alp Horns, and concertina virtuoso Josh Eidsor.
Food and drink are the cornerstone of Deutsche Tage: There will be plenty of bratwurst, German potato salad, and sauerkraut. Drinks include Paulaner beers, Germanic wines, Jägermeister, and Apfelschorle. Dampfwerk Distilling will create a special Deutsche Tage cocktail and will have their German-style spirits for sale.
Das Moderne Deutschland
Environmental Pavilion: Festival-goers can learn about alternative energy, energy efficiency, and passive house design. Featuring eco-friendly invasive plant eradicators—goats from Goat Dispatch.
Modern Apprenticeship Pavilion: Learn about the German Dual Education system and local apprenticeship options, part of a larger GAI initiative highlighting German-style apprenticeships.
Deutsche Tage is free, with food, drink*, and merchandise for sale. Proceeds benefit the programs of the GAI which include German language classes for adults and children, Kinderstube German Immersion Preschool, and cultural programing for all ages and interests.
*A $3 wristband is required for alcoholic purchases. Please bring your I.D.
Vielen Dank, Deutsche Tage Schwarz and Weiss Level Sponsors:
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