The first GermanFest ever will take place on October 10, 2009, from noon until 8:00 PM at the historic Athenaeum building in downtown Indianapolis. The Athenaeum’s GermanFest is free to the public except for its premier event at 7:30 PM, a dinner with an open bar, a silent auction, prizes and a groovy concert by the retro-Beatles tribute band.
The Athenaeum is a renowned facility, center of German culture in Indianapolis since 1892, and an indelible part of Indianapolis history. It has had an enormous effect on Indianapolis society and culture in general. GermanFest is destined to be a favorite among the many Indianapolis fairs and festivals, created for the whole family, and you can bet you’ll see lots of children from Indianapolis and its environs whooping it up along with their parents.
Activities such as a display of vintage- to recently-made German cars, dancing to the live music of greater Indianapolis bands, booths, food and (of course) drink, displays, Indianapolis performing artists, contests and lots of events just for kids will unfold before your clan’s delighted eyes.
The new Indianapolis event features a dinner and concert, a musical tribute to the Beatles, who first became popular in Hamburg, Germany. Tickets for this benefit are $125 each and the price of admission includes the meal, the concert and many other fun activities.
Please visit the GermanFest webpage for more information or call 317.655.2766, extension 1. Sponsors for the event include various German-American groups in Indianapolis and other cities in Indiana, the German Consulate and the Athenaeum.
Stay tuned to Fun City Finder’s Indianapolis news pages for the Inaugural GermanFest schedule as it unfolds, and be sure to write the date, October 10, on your calendar.