TOMBALL GERMAN FESTIVALS
We work hard to pull together our market, festival with events and performances for neighbors, friends and guest of Tomball. So much so that Tomball’s German Christmas Market has been recognized by travelmag.comas one of the “20 BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN THE U.S.”. read more.
You do not have to be German to enjoy this festival!
Beginning with one Oompah band on a flat-bed trailer sixteen years ago the festival has become an annual tradition in Tomball and one of the best music/street festivals in Texas. Every year, on the very last weekend in March, festival-goers break out their Lederhosen and Dirndls “Go German” for the area’s largest festival celebrating the heritage of the original German families that settled this area beginning in about 1840. In other words in the case of German heritage there is much to celebrate in this part of Texas!
The Tomball German Heritage Festival is held twice a year, located on the old downtown streets of Tomball, TX near 201 S. Elm St., Main St. (FM 2920) and Market St, it is a music/street festival celebrating German and ethnic heritage with 4 stages of live music performances “happy music for happy people”, special contest, ethnic and festival food, beer, wine, 175 street vendors, all kinds of German souvenirs and clothing, arts crafts, antiques, Heritage Center, carnival, pony ride, petting zoo, strolling music makers, street performers, and much more. Admission, parking and shuttle are FREE!
On Friday, December 13th at 6:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. shop street vendors and enjoy various performances. Saturday, December 14th at 10:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m. begins with the parade at 11 am, followed by our famous“tapping of the keg” and Willkommen ceremony for German exchange students and Tomball host families, and official opening by the Mayor of Tomball Gretchen Fagan. Alex Meixner will be the featured entertainer once again with music and dancing all day and into the night with Alpenmusikanten, Chris Rybak and Das Ist Lustig and much, much more. Enjoy the final day of the festival Sunday, Decmeber 15th at 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.
The festival is sponsored by the Tomball/Telgte Sister City, Org. Wir sprechen Deutsch. Call 281-379-6844 or email Grady Martin for information.