Maifest Chicago 2019
Time & Location
About The Event
Maifest 2019 is brought to you by the May Fest Committee, and Committee President Joe Matuschka. Special thanks go to 47th Ward Alderman Matt Martin (chicago47.org).
Admission to Mayfest Chicago is free and open to all ages. German and American food and beer are available for purchase.
Mayfest Chicago is a 501(c)(3) organization founded to promote Chicago's German heritage. Mayfest Chicago benefits German-American organizations including the DANK HAUS, the American Aid Society, the Donauschwaben Youth Group, German American Policy , and others.
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.