On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 3-5, the German American Society of Tulsa () will have its annual Germanfest on the lawn and in the Great Hall of the building at 15th Street and Terrace Drive, a block west of Lewis Avenue.
Germanfest will feature entertainment by the Saenger (Choir), its folk dancers, and the Blaskapelle (brass band) together with a polka band, activities for the children, and authentic German food and drink, including Bratwurst, polish or smoked, with Sauerkraut on a bun, Kartoffelpuffer, Schnitzel Sandwich or dinner, and Jaegerschnitzel.
The centerpiece activity for the festival is the traditional crowning of the 34th-annual May Queen. This continues an old German tradition believed to date to pagan times. The May Queen helps organize the children’s St. Nikolaus and Easter Parties and represents at the opening of Oktoberfest and other official functions. The retiring May Queen is Jennifer Martin who will crown the incoming Queen at Germanfest.
The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Organizers say that there will be plenty of parking. The event is open to the public.