Germanfest: September 5 in Caras Park!

Global & Cultural Affairs at Arts Missoula presents Germanfest, the annual celebration of Missoula’s Sister City partnership with Neckargemünd, Germany, on Sunday, September 5th, from 2:00-6:00 pm in Caras Park in downtown Missoula.  Admission free.

History of Germanfest

Germanfest began in 1993, with a Pledge of Friendship signed between the two cities by their mayors at the time. Since then, nearly 500 Neckargemünd high school students have come to Missoula, while students who call the Garden City home have had a chance to spend several months in its southern Germany counterpart.

2021 Germanfest Featuring:

Authentic German Food & Beer

Germanfest officially gets underway when the traditional keg of beer is tapped by Jurgen Knoeller, owner of Missoula’s Bayern Brewery. For the hungry and thirsty, there will be plenty of food and beverages. Beer and pretzels will be provided by Bayern Brewing. We are expanding the hot food options to include Schnitzel, Bratwurst, Leberkäse, Sauerkraut, Fries, and Potato Salad provided by the Alpens Guten Eaten Food Truck of Alpenstüble Inc. in Stevensville.

Live Music from OKTubaFest

Enjoy live music from local tuba band OKTubaFest.

Authentic German Steins

Make the most of this year’s Germanfest and never forget your experience by purchasing a commemorative stein. There will be commemorative lidded and un-lidded beer steins for sale.

Children’s Activities & Sister City Display

There is something for everyone at the 2021 Germanfest. Bring the kiddos to enjoy children’s activities and learn about Missoula’s sister-city of Neckargemünd.


Germanfest is produced by Global & Cultural Affairs at Arts Missoula with the help of the University of Montana German Department and many dedicated volunteers. For more information on available shifts and to sign up, contact us via email at or give us a call at 406.541.0860.

A Special THANK YOU to our Sponsors

Toby Hanson Insurance, Bayern Brewing, Engel & Völkers Real Estate, Worden’s Market, Lake Missoula Tea Company, Karl Tyler’s Missoula Volkswagen, the Missoula Downtown Association, Pattee Creek Market, Roemer’s Point S Tire and Auto Service Center, ESPN Radio and The Trail 103.3 Radio.


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