Frühlingsfest 2023: Indy’s Spring Festival Weekend is Friday and Saturday, April 28th and 29th at the Edelweiss in German Park

Sitting halfway between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice, Mayday is a special day in German and German-American culture, representing the opening of the door to summer.

Walpurgisnacht Friday—opens 5:00 PM:

Indy’s Spring Festival Weekend kicks off on Friday April 28th with Walpurgisnacht, and the Black Hat Society of Historic Irvington. We’ll tap the Frühlingsfest Maibock–the Bier of Spring–with Braumeister MashCraft Brewery, cast away Winter Spirits with the Dance of the Witches, cut up the Edelweiss Biergarten with DysFunction Brass, and light the Walpurgisnacht Fire ahead of Maitag (May Day). Special Spring German Menu.

Maibaumaufstellen Saturday—opens at 1:00 PM:

We fire up the Schwenker and griddles and sip our Maibock all day ahead of our 7th Annual Maibaumaufstellen (raising of the May Pole), including our Special Spring-inspired German Menu, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM: Garten and Art show and sale, Games, and live music from the Liederkranz German Band. At 6:00 PM, the brand new Maibaum will be raised and dedicated for 2023. Beer Barrel Boys will be playing all evening on the Biergarten, and the return of the Bandltanz: a special Ribbon Dance spring performance from die Fledermäuschen Tanzgruppe. Full table service dinner begins at 5:00 PM.

Join us for this special weekend in German-American culture!”

Ladies Auxiliary Annual Garage Sale!

Mark your calendars! Saturday, April 1 from 8 am–3 pm for the annual Ladies Auxiliary Garage Sale!

As you start your spring cleaning set those items aside for the annul garage sale—big items, small items—we take all but televisions. Donation drop off is Tuesday–Thursday, March 28-30 after 4 pm. Proceeds from the garage sale help fund our annual children’s Christmas party and Klub expenses.

Upcoming Events

  • 9 Feb, 7pm:BrauerAbend—Braumeister Alan Simons of St. Joseph’s Brewery
  • 28–29 April: Frühlingsfest Wóchenende
  • 13 May: Südzfest
  • TBD Jun: Schwenker Weekend
  • 7–8 Jul: Schwenker Weekend
  • 11–12 Aug: Schwenker Weekend
  • 7–9 Sep: Oktoberfest