IL: Maifest Chicago 2017, June 1 – 4

Mayfest (Maifest in German) is the traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring. Maifest is still celebrated throughout Germany with the maypole (maibaum) decorated to show off the history and crafts of the local village or town.

Mayfest, like Octoberfest, has now become a popular celebration throughout the world. Chicago’s German community welcomes all to their Mayfest in Lincoln Square; the heart of Chicago’s German Community.

Mayfest Chicago (June 1 – 4, 2017) is an effort to promote Chicago’s German heritage. Mayfest Chicago benefits a number of German organizations including the DANK HAUS, the American Aid Society, the Donauschwaben Youth Group, German American Policy , and others.

This 18th annual German festival features German foods, live music, maypole dance and other traditional German presentations.

For the full schedule and more information, click here.