IA: Maifest Celebration on April 28

The traditional German “welcoming of spring” event, or Maifest, will take place this Saturday, April 28 at the Schuetzen Park Historic Site in west Davenport (700 Waverly Road).

From 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., visitors to the Park will hear the Guttenberg German band perform live ethnic music throughout the day. The Eulenspiegle Puppet Theater will also perform at 12:30 p.m.. Visitors to the event will also have an opportunity to try the Maitanz, or May dance, which includes colorful ribbons and a central May pole. Homemade German food will be served from the Jens Lorenzen pavilion. Entrance into the Park is free. The event is sponsored by the German-American Clubs of the Quad Cities.

For more information, email SchuetzenPark@yahoo.com.