The Headwaters Park Bier Tent opens Wednesday, but until then, there are plenty of activities to enjoy as Germanfest starts today.
Germanfest activities for June 5, 2015:
11:00 a.m. – Göttesdienst (German Mass)
St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 518 East Dewald Street
Father Chuck Herman will conduct a German language church service with special musical accompaniment by Tom Remenschneider and the Fort Wayne Mannerchor/Damenchor. Immediately following the services, gather for a reception of brats and German style refreshments at the church Pavilion.
4:30 P.M. – Mannerchor/Damenchor Konzert (Admission Free)
Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive (747-2592)
Doors open at 3 p.m. Indiana’s second oldest German organization, The Fort Wayne Mannerchor/Damenchor will be your hosts for the official opening ceremony of Germanfest 2015, led by director Tom Remenschneider. Come hear authentic German folk music followed by Heimatabend!
5:00 P.M. – Eleganze Baroque Ensemble
Eleganza Baroque Ensemble’s Germanfest Concert
Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 West Berry Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana
In honor of Germanfest, once again Trinity Episcopal Church will be presenting a free program of 18th century German music played on period instruments.
5:30 P.M. – Heimatabend (German Night)
Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive
The Fort Wayne Männerchor/Damenchor are your hosts for an evening of great German food. Come for German beverages, live entertainment and of course, Gemutlichkeit to round out the evening. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Dinner tickets can be purchased at the door for $12.00.