Come join a German May tradition: “The Maifest”
GASA and the German American League invite you to celebrate this tradition at Old World in Huntington Beach in SoCal on May 7th from 12pm – 5pm.
This celebration generally sees a variety of customs in Germany, from a Maypole decorated so that it shows the particular crafts and history of a region, to a traditional Maypole Dance, or even having the Maypole (Maibaum) stolen by the neighboring villages in an elaborate, sneaky manner. You can read more about this practice in this article from the Schliersee, a town in Southern Bavaria.
You won’t have to worry about any Maypole thefts here in SoCal, but can just enjoy the authentic German fair. Come listen to live music by the German American Brass Band, watch the traditional crowning of the May Queen and Princess, observe Mayfolk dances and have your children work on crafts, and much more.
What: Maifest/Kinderfest hosted by GASA (German American School Association) and German American League
When: May 7th from 12pm tp 5pm
Where: Old World Huntington Beach, 7561 Center Ave. , Huntington Beach, CA