12. July 2018 - 17:00
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German Days 2018 presented by Volkswagen of Bismarck | Historic Depot-- Downtown Bismarck | Thursday, 12. July 2018

The Downtowners German Days presented by Volkswagen of Bismarck runs July 12-14 2018 at the Depot in Downtown Bismarck. Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-11pm.  
Thursday evening kicks off with a Ceremonial Keg Tapping! Friday evening our Steinhoisting contest and games! , Saturday Afternoon join us for Kinderfest, featuring German storytelling and activities for kids.   Staging is set all three days for authentic live entertainment including polka music, clogging, oom-pah music and activities. Street Dance bands will close out each evening! Authentic German-styled beer is served along with traditional foods.
The community is encouraged to get in the spirit of Bismarck’s and North Dakota’s German heritage by wearing traditional German clothing such as lederhosen, dirndls, or other German celebratory garb as well as dance the polka.  Steins, clothing and other German items featuring Bismarck’s German Days will be available for purchase at the event.
Willkommen to the heart of the city to celebrate Bismarck’s German culture with authentic music, beer, activities, and of course food!  Bismarck was originally named “Edwinton” when it was first settled in 1872.  In an effort to attract German settlers to the area, the town was renamed Bismarck after German Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck.  Germans and Germans From Russia, started arriving in the area and quickly became one of the biggest ethnic groups.  German Days will be a celebration of those two groups of Germans, their heritage and traditions that still live on today.  Explore our German Days website: www.bismarckgermandays.com
Please use the Downtown parking ramps for additional parking.  www.downtownbismarck.com/parking