38th Annual Maifest 2017
Maifest is based on the German tradition of welcoming the first spring wines and is the first major festival of the summer for the Tri-State region. The assortment of arts and crafts and international foods becomes the main course to attract approximately 125,000 visitors.
Maifest fills over SIX city blocks along the tree-lined 6th Street Promenade, Main Street and Philadelphia Street, and extends into Goebel Park. The German park-like atmosphere creates the perfect backdrop for the variety of appealing food, drink and works by nearly 90 artisans and craftsmen. Be sure to visit our expanded Kinderplatz, full of adventures and rides for the small children. We are planning for more rides as well as new activities for children and families to enjoy together. And don't miss the Street Chalk Art Contest on Main Street Saturday.
Plans are also being made to open the Clock Tower for guided tours. If you've ever been curious about how it works and looks on the inside, this is the perfect opportunity!
This year we will be adding the Village Showcase. Various MainStrasse retail shops and restaurants will fill the sidewalks along the Main Street corridor. Also, we will be expanding and adding new arts & crafts booths, as well as exciting new food options for you to enjoy.
Quality live entertainment by top performers will spread the festive mood throughout Maifest. Great music of a variety of genres will be featured, along with traditional German music and dancing.
Friday, May 19 - 5pm to 11pm
Saturday, May 20 - Noon to 11pm
Sunday, May 21 - Noon to 8pm
Free Parking is available nearby in the IRS Parking Lot at 5th and Johnson Streets.
Follow our Maifest Facebook Event Page here, where we will be posting information and events in the weeks leading up to the festival.
Pet Policy: For the safety of all of our guests and vendors pets are not allowed in the festival grounds during our events. The only exceptions to this policy are Village resident pets (with proper resident pet ID tags) which need short walks to and from their homes, and recognized assistance animals. Security officers will be enforcing this policy at all times. Anyone with an unauthorized pet will be asked to leave and escorted from the festival grounds.
Chalk Art Competition!
Entertainment & Event Schedule