Celebrate spring the German way at Maifest on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Oaks Amusement Park.
Join Zeitgeist Northwest for a unique experience of German culture and a day of fun for the whole family! We bring an old German tradition, the celebration of spring, to town.
The details of the Maifest custom vary in the German states, and sometimes even from town to town. All celebrations have in common the raising of a Maypole, dances, get togethers, drinks – a especially brewed for the occasion Maibock beer – and food.
In the Kids’ Zone the kinder will find craft workshops by Spielwerk Toys, music workshops by Musikhaus PDX, games, and more.
Performing on stage will be the Liederkreis Choir, the Portland Kinderschule May dancer, folk and pop singer Chris Gabriel, Jodelclub Edelwyss, Magician Tom Waldrop and the Portland based band Bodacious.
Food vendors include Urban German (bratwurst!), Sultan’s Kitchen (döner kebabs!), Fressen (pretzels and cakes!), and more. And of course, there’s a beer garden!
The fest runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and admission is free! Visit Zeitgeist Northwest’s event page for more details. Zeitgeist Northwest is a 501(3) c non-profit organization that provides a link to modern German culture, the German language and the arts.
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