Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has declared Saturday, October 7, German American Day in Missouri!
All of the St. Louis Regional German-American organizations will celebrate the occasion at the St. Louis German American Cultural Society’s Donau Park 5020 West Four Ridge Road, in Jefferson County, 63051.
Saturday, Oct 7 – noon to 11 p.m. It’s German American Day!! Meet various German Groups in the St. Louis Metro area. Music by Echoes of the Past in the afternoon and The Wendl Band in the evening.
Menu is Schwienebraten (grilled pork), Bratwurst and Weisswurst dinners/sandwiches served with sides of Beet Salad and Potato Salad. Strudel and German drink will be served.
Admission and parking are free. We will be serving delicious authentic Oktoberfest food and drink. Enjoy continuous entertainment both days, including traditional music, German singing. and German folk dancing performances.
The Donau Park is located at 5020 West Four Ridge Road, House Springs, MO 63051.
For directions to the Donau Park or more information about the German Cultural Society, visit our website http://www.germanstl. org.
Please, no pets. Service animals permitted.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October 6 as German-American Day to celebrate and honor the 300th anniversary of German American immigration and culture to the United States. On August 6, 1987, Congress approved S.J. Resolution 108, designating October 6, 1987, as German-American Day. It became Public Law 100-104 when President Reagan signed it on August 18. A proclamation (#5719) to this effect was issued October 2, 1987, by President Reagan in a formal ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, at which time the President called on Americans to observe the Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
German American Day in St. Louis is sponsored by the St. Louis
|Badischer Unterstuetzungverein||Wolfgang D.. Volz||314-330-2283|
|German Cultural Society||Monika Lorenz||314-771-8368|
|Deutscher Maennerchor||Klemens Wolf||314-487-9296|
|German School Association||314-452-8780|
|Froeliche Schuhplattler||Nancy Plunk||636-561-9051|
|German American Heritage Soc.||Jim Martin||314-691-4189|
|German-American Police Officers||Roland Fogt||314-691-4199|
|German Genealogy StL||Karl Daubel||636-537-2784|
|Liederkranz Singing Society||Norm Cleeland, Treasurer||636-225-7332|
|Missouri Germans Consortium||Dorris Keeven-Franke*||636-221-1524|
|St. Charles County German Heritage||Dorris Keeven-Franke*||636-221-1524|
|St. Charles-Ludwigsburg Sister City||Mary Johnson|
|St. Louis Bayern Verein||Ken Umhoefer||314-381-2814|
|St. Lous Strassenfest||Patrick Worzer||314-703-1800|
|St. Louis Stuttgart Sister City||Susanne Evens||636-530-1010|
|St. Louis Sturttgart Volksmarsch||Donna Dasho||314-831-0726|
|Schuetzenverein von St. Louis||Garik Allen||314-303-2302|