Maifest Chicago


Maifest 2018

   Maifest 2018 is brought to you by the May Fest Committee, and Committee President Joe Matuschka. Special thanks go to 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar (

Mayfest Chicago, NFP is a 501(c)(3) to promote Chicago's German heritage. Mayfest Chicago benefits a number of German 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.tent

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.


This 19th annual German festival features German foods, live music, maypole dance and other traditional German presentations.

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