The Headwaters Park Bier Tent opens Wednesday, but until then, there are plenty of activities to enjoy as Germanfest kicks off today.
Germanfest activities for June 4, 2017:
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.
1:00 to 4:00 P.M. – Germanfest Kickoff Beer and Winefest
Fort Wayne Turners, 3636 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Presale discounted tickets thru the link, day of festival $35
Sample over 25 beer and wine selections.
Tasty treats abound at The Fort Wayne Turners. Come out for a beer and wine tasting and enjoy a brat or a burger too! What a fun way to kick off Germanfest week!
4:30 P.M. – Mannerchor/Damenchor Konzert (Admission Free)
Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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 2017, led by director Tom Remenschneider. Come hear authentic German folk music followed by Heimatabend!
5:00 P.M. – Bach Back & Beyond, Opus 5
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 by the Eleganza Baroque Ensemble.