Sioux Falls Germanfest 2017

Arts and Entertainment

August 12, 2017

From: Sioux Falls Germanfest

"Germanfest" is not based on the Bavarian Oktoberfest in southern Munich, Germany. The event is actually based on the City of Sioux Falls celebrating the whole country of Germany and our long-standing partnership with the City of Potsdam.

Sister Cities is a viable means of creating positive social change and urges countries around the world to share and understand their culture through such relationships. We are raising funds in order to create scholarships for students and support other cultural relationships.

The event is organized by a small group of volunteers who want to give back to the community by having a free festival for everyone to attend. Although we are a small town, Sioux Falls is filled with big hearts. It's the people of Sioux Falls who can make one small event worthwhile.

In respect to the City of Sioux Falls Parks Department NO glass allowed in the park.


-Bands Begin at 2:00PM and ends 10:00PM

Brian Brueggen and the Mississippi Valley Dutchmen 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Alpensterne 6:00pm - 10:00pm

-10th Annual Dachshund Dog Races - 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Dakota Dachshund Rescue will have Wiener Dog Races beginning at 4:30 p.m. with all proceeds benefiting Dakota Dachshund Rescue. Dachshund races are always entertaining as one never knows what is about to happen next! All dachshunds will also have the opportunity to sit on the track, visit with other contestants, or roll over for a tummy rub!

All registered dachshunds will have the opportunity to run "free style" on the track with one person at the Start Line and one person at the Finish Line. There will be a 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place winner in each heat. Should there be more than one heat run in any category (Juniors, Adults or Seniors), there will be a "race off" for the first place winners of each heat immediately following those races to determine the Grand Dachsie title and bragging rights for 2017!

-Kinder Area - Puppet Show at 2:00PM and 3:00PM

The Kinder "Children" area opens at 2:00PM, and enjoy music, food, puppet shows, Inflatables, and face painting. Bring the kids and grandchildren to Sioux Falls Germanfest for a whole day of family fun! Parental supervision required. 

The non-profit, Sister Cities Association welcomes family's to their annual event, Germanfest, sponsored by, Beal Distributing, CNA Surety, First Premier Bank and Huber Electric.

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Falls Park-West - Phillips Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Cost: Free

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