Festivals

Looking for some fun inspired by Texas German past and present? Look no further. The German-Texan Heritage Society (GTHS) located in the heart of the Red River Cultural District offers the most authentic German events in the Austin area. Yearound. Join us for OKTOBERFEST in the fall and get to know its Little Sister, MAIFEST, in the spring.  Come back in winter and enjoy some Glühwein and real German holiday cheer at our  CHRISTMAS MARKET. The German-Texan Heritage Society in partnership with the Austin Sister City Alliance brings the German tradition of KARNEVAL to Austin. All events are held on the grounds of our historical German Free School. Wander back in time and experience live music, food, and Gemütlichkeit in our beautiful gardens. Gemütlichkeit, you ask? It’s a German word used to describe a state of belonging, warmth, and friendliness. Want to learn more German words? GTHS can help. We offer German language programs or both adults and children based on worldwide recognized standards set by the Goethe-Institut, Germany’s cultural institute.

Maifest: April 30th, 2022

Oktoberfest: October 8th, 2022
Christmas Market:
1. members only (get your GTHS membership here): November 26th, 2022 & December 1st, 2022
2. public: December 3rd, 2022

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