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Deutsche Tage (German Days)

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Saturday, June 8, 2024 - Sunday, June 9, 2024

The Germanic-American Institute is celebrating 30 years as a leading language and cultural non-profit in Minnesota with our 66th annual Deutsche Tage (German Days).

Event hours
Saturday, June 8 | 11 AM to 9 PM
Sunday, June 9 | 11 AM to 5 PM

One of St. Paul’s longest-running ethnic festivals, the family-friendly event takes place on the grounds of the Germanic-American Institute. To celebrate the GAI’s 30th anniversary as the non-profit for Germanic language and cultural studies in the state of Minnesota, the event features authentic German and European food fare, Paulaner beer, music and traditional dance and fun for the whole family. Proceeds from the event help the Germanic-American Institute raise the necessary funds to support it’s cultural and language education programming all year long.

Highlights of 2024 include guests Pommersche Tanzdeel Freistadt from Western Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, featuring traditional dance and song from Pomeranian regions of Germany.

Admission is free. Adults 21 and over may buy a $10 wristbands for beer and wine purchase with valid ID. No pets allowed, but service animals are always welcome.

Entertainment
The GAI welcomes the Pommersche Tanzdeel Freistadt, Bavarian Musikmeisters, The Jolly Huntsman, Minnesänger Choir, Jimi the Polka Pirate and Rivers Ballet.

We are excited to provide an ASL interpreter to our Deutsche Tage festival on Sunday, June 9. This addition ensures that all attendees can fully engage with the exciting lineup of cultural performances and activities.
Full entertainment schedule

Vendors
Educational
: Nacel Open Door student exchange program, Germanic Genealogy Society & Pommern Regional Group, Twin Cities German Immersion School, Youth for Understanding
Merchandise: Amber Tree Jewelry, author Evelyn Klein, German Specialty Imports

Around the Haus
Volksmarsch Group
neighborhood walks: Saturday only, at 10 AM, 12 and 2 PM
Haus Tours: 1 and 4 PM Saturday and 1 PM Sunday

Kinderecke (Kid’s Corner)
German model trains; Now Make Art (11 AM – 4 PM both Saturday and Sunday)

Food
Aki’s Pretzels, Black Forest Inn, Burbach’s Potato Pancakes, Ruhland’s Strudel, German Brat Haus, Spatzi Spatzle, Nuttin’ Like It, and home-baked cakes and tortes by the GAI’s volunteer women’s booster group, the Damenklub.

Beverages
Paulaner German beers on tap, and non-alcoholic beer and soft drinks.

PARKING
FREE parking at St. Paul College surface lots B, C, and E and in the parking ramp, just a few blocks north on N. Farrington Street, along with street parking in the Summit neighborhood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be handicap parking spots reserved in the front of the GAI Haus. A drop-off only zone will also be available on N Farrington St, (near the entrance of the GAI parking lot).

Become a Personal Sponsor

Purchase Presale Drink Package 

Volunteer for Deutsche Tage 

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Saturday, June 8, 2024 - Sunday, June 9, 2024

Location

GAI Haus and grounds
301 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
(651) 222-7027
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