If Polka’s wrong, we don’t want to be right. The best polka bands around will keep you moving as you immerse yourself in the best traditions from Bavaria to Bremen.

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Friday Night Gemütlichkeit will be held from 4pm-10pm. The night will be filled with German food, beer and a live band, the Polka Police. They will be traveling from Omaha, Nebraska to perform at GermanFest! There will be plenty of street parking around the brewery for Friday Night Gemütlichkeit and all weekend.

As part of FILO Production’s upcoming GermanFest and Saint Paul Fire’s “Operation Warm,” firefighters are wearing less clothing to help low income Saint Paul students receive more warm winter clothing.


Ride the Metro Rail for FREE the weekend of June 17-19th. Click here for the downloadable pass! 


German food is the Wurst. Help yourself to a mix of classic German delicatessen and modern cuisine, and we’ll help you test the boundaries of your lederhosen. From local restaurants to food trucks, we will have eats and treats for all palettes.

German Beer

What’s a German festival without a tall stein of hoppy goodness? Prost your way to a great time with traditional German libations and local Minnesotan brews served in glasses shaped like footwear. The traditional German beer on tap includes 4 varieties of Schell's and premium wine provided by Villa Wolf Wine.

German Heritage

Sausage, Beer, and more Lederhosen per square foot than the fashion police will allow. Come celebrate Minnesota’s ties to German heritage with music, food, art, games, and more. Cultural programming includes talks and tours, a cultural tent and stage, a place to share your heritage story and a full program of German Cinema.


From Polka and German activities, to Human Foosball and Tours of the Historic Schmidt Brewery, we’ve got something for attention spans of all shapes and sizes. Don't forget the FREE parking and FREE admission!