WURSTFEST, a unique celebration rich in German culture, takes place November 7-16 in New Braunfels, Texas. During the 10-day festival, you will find a variety of entertainment, food and fun on the Wurstfest Grounds in Landa Park and many special events throughout New Braunfels and Comal County. #Wurstfest #Austin #ATXWurstfest Grounds | Landa Park 120 Landa Street New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Fredericksburg, Texas celebrates its German heritage at Oktoberfest, Oct. 3-5. The weekend includes four stages of continuous German music, a domino tournament, delicious food, a German beer tent, artisans, a children’s fun area and lots of family fun! #Oktoberfest #FredericksburgTX
Join the Texas Wendish Heritage Society for its 26th Annual Texas Wendish Festival, Sunday, Sept 28. Activities include live Czech music, children’s activities, competitions, sausage and sauerkraut making demonstrations, Wendish Easter egg decorating demonstrations, quilting, vintage machinery, food and more. The Texas Wendish Heritage Society preserves the history of the Texas Wends (or Sorbs), Slavic immigrants from Lusatia, an area in eastern Germany. #GiddingsTXTexas Wendish Heritage Museum | St. Paul Lutheran Church 1011 County Road 212 Giddings, TX 78942
Austin Saengerrunde celebrates Central Texas’ German heritage at the second annual AustOberfest (Austin + Oktoberfest), an All-You-Can-Eat Sausage and Beer Tasting Festival, Saturday, Sept 27. Ticket price includes unlimited German-style sausage and sides from some of the area’s best meat purveyors (1-5 pm) and live music/beer tasting from 1-11 pm. Live music by Jared & The Mill, The Derailers, and Czech Melody Masters. Proceeds benefit Foodways Texas. #AustOberfest #Austin #ATXSaengerrunde Hall 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin, TX 78701
Celebrate Pflugerville’s German heritage at Deutschen Pfest, May 16-18. Enjoy live music, a Saturday parade, carnival rides, children’s games and activities, shopping booths and a 5K Pfun Run/Walk on Sunday. #Pflugerville #Austin #ATXPfluger Park 515 City Park Road Pflugerville, TX 78660
Brenham Maifest | Brenham, Texas | May 2-4
Celebrate the annual Brenham Maifest, May 2-4, at historic Fireman’s Park in Brenham, Texas. This is one of the oldest heritage festivals anywhere in the south. Celebrate the heritage of German settlers in Texas with free live music, dancing, arts and craft vendors, food vendors and Saturday morning’s elaborate downtown parade.
Cinco de Mayo Austin | Fiesta Gardens Park | May 3-4
Fiestas Patrias of Austin invites you to its 9th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, May 3-4, at Fiesta Gardens. The two-day event includes a variety of Tejano and Conjunto bands. An all-day Conjunto Festival takes place on Sunday. The event also includes dancing, a car show, food and family activities.
La Condesa is hosting their free Sixth Annual Cinco de Mayo Downtown Block Party on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 1-9 pm, in celebration of the rich heritage and culture of Mexico. The annual downtown festival covers features food and free activities for the whole family. Music lineup includes Este Vato, Bombasta, DJ Chicken George & Chorizo Funk, Celsius, Vitera and more.
Polish Film: “Shivers / Dreszcze” @ Austin Public Library Manchaca Branch | May 4 | 3:30 p.m.
Austin Dance India Annual Showcase @ Asian American Resource Center | May 4 | 11 am – 1 pm
Austin Dance India’s Annual Showcase features the full student ensemble and Artistic Director, Anuradha Naimpally. Enjoy traditional Bharata Natyam as well as contemporary dances in colorful costumes by students of all ages. $5 Admission. All are welcome.
Spring Supper Club: From Italy with Love @ Olive & June | May 6
This sumptuous feast will kick off with Italian bubbles and serve an abundance the seasonal, vegetable-driven dishes that have made Shawn Cirkiel’s restaurant a beloved favorite. Nibble crostini, antipasti, green garlic risotto, a hearty ragu and other seasonal favorites—and end the evening with a dolci that promises to bring out the kid in everyone.
Austin Latino New Play Festival | May 8-10
Teatro Vivo presents the Austin Latino New Play Festival, May 8-10, at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. The festival brings together Texas playwrights and audience members for staged readings and rich conversation about three Latino plays, each running just one night. After each reading, the playwright, director and actors participate in moderated talk-back sessions with the audience so attendees can provide feedback. Though the productions have Latino roots, they explore cross-cultural age-old themes and modern dilemmas that will surprise, challenge, engage and push the dramatic envelope for audience members accustomed to one-way conversations at the theater.
Texas Folklife presents The Big Squeeze Statewide Accordion Contest Finals and Concert at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on Saturday, April 26, from 2-6 pm. Nine finalists compete for three grand prizes in polka, zydeco and conjunto. Winners will perform at the Texas Folklife’s highly acclaimed annual Accordion Kings & Queens Festival at Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, June 7, 2014. #Free and open to the public. #Austin #ATXBullock Texas State History Museum 1800 N. Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701