Quincy Sister City Commission is celebrating over 30 years of cross-cultural outreach with Germanfest! The event will take place from 5-11:30 pm in Quincy's South Park on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 2 from 3-11:30 pm.
Dance to German music including waltzes, polkas and foxtrots with the Heidelberg German Band on Friday from 5–8 pm. Then stay for local favorites Raised on Radio. On Saturday, the Waterloo German Band will start things off at 3 pm with their traditional German style and Raised on Radio will be back to finish out the festivities.
In addition to traditional German food, and fun family activities, the festival features specialty craft beers and wine in the new beer and wine tasting garden. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Bring your appetite because some of your favorite menu items including thueringer, weisswurst, kraut and potatoes, and brats will be available for purchase.
Children will be entertained with free games and activities during Kinderplatz on Saturday from 3–7 pm.
Attendees are welcome to use the shuttle service from the parking lot at Quincy Notre Dame High School to and from the festival at the park.
Proceeds from the event support the German language classes at Quincy High School and Quincy Notre Dame as well as Quincy University's Soccer team's Quadrennial trip to Herford, Germany and this summer's Quincy University Chamber Choir German concert tour. The festival also supports activities for adult and student guest programs.
You are invited to bring the family, raise a stein, polka the night away and discover your German heritage to make the festival YOUR family tradition!