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2016 Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival

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TRADITIONAL ACTIVITY
POLKA MUSIC
JAZZ MUSIC
TOURNAMENT FREE MUSIC
We have started signing the musical entertainment and will have a complete list of acts booked with the correct times when they becme available.

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Thursday June 9, 2016
Pavilion Hours & Park Hours: 5:00pm-Midnight

LOCATION
TIMES
BANDS/ACTIVITY
Harvey Kern Pavilion    
  6:00-6:45

Big Money & the Sidewinders

making their first Bavarian Festival appearance, this group of young musicians feature a jazz style to help welcome guests attending the 2015 Princess Coronation event

  7:00-7:45

Princess Coronation

2016 Bavarian Princess & Court will be named

Tickets on sale soon!

  8:00-8:45
*Thursday night start time will begin immediately following the opening ceremonies

Keg Tapping
Brown vest presentation
2016 Richard Krafft award

  8:45-9:00

Da Frankenmuda Fratz'n*

A Bavarian Festival favorite, this group features music, comedy, and Bavarian Style Dancing.

  9:00-11:45

Polka Riot

one of Michigna's most popular Polka Bands, this group turns up the energy and will make it impossible for you to sit still

Sommer Garten    
  6:00-10:00 Sand Carving Competition

Friday June 10, 2016
Pavilion Hours: 4:00-Midnight
Park Hours:

LOCATION
TIMES
BANDS/ACTIVITY
Harvey Kern Pavilion  

 

  6:00-6:45 One More Shot
  7:00-7:45

Da Frankenmuda Fratz'n*

A Bavarian Festival favorite, this group features music, comedy, and Bavarian Style Dancing.

  8:00-8:45 Polka Riot
  8:45-9:00 Da Frankenmuda Fratz'n*
 

9:00-9:45

One More Shot
  9:45-10:00 Da Frankenmuda Fratz'n*
  10:00-10:45 Polka Riot
  11:00-11:45 One More Shot
*Da Frankenmuda Fratz'n will perform several times between band sets throughout the evening
Sommer Garten    
  11:00-Dusk Sand Carving Competition
  5:00

Frankentrost Band

A crowd favorite that plays traditional polka music with brass instruments

  6:00

Raising of the Maibaum

In celebration of our German Heritage, the Frankenmuth Civic Events Council will raise a traditional Maibaum tree

  6:30

Maibaum Dancers

Local dance troupe featuring traditional German dancing

  7:00

Bavarian Festival Olympics

Pre-registered teams compete in a series of unorthodox games in order to be crowned Bavarian Festival Champions.

  8:00-10:00 Frankentrost Band
     
Heritage Park    
  1:00-4:00 German Car Show Registration
  5:00-Dusk

German Car Show

Anticipated 100 German cars will be on display with prizes being awarded.

Saturday June 11, 2016
Pavilion Hours: Noon-Midnight
Park Hours: 11:00am-Midnight

LOCATION
TIMES
BANDS/ACTIVITY
Main Street    
  10:00am- Kinder Parade
Harvey Kern Pavilion  

 

  9:30-10:30

Euchre Tournament Registration

Pre-registered entrants compete for prizes. Late registrations accepted during this time.

  11:00 Euchre Tournament begins
  2:00-2:45 One More Shot
  3:00-3:45 Polka Riot
  3:45-4:00 Da Frankenmuda Fratz'n
  4:00-4:45 One More Shot
  3:00-4:00 Cornhole Tournament Registration
  4:00 Cornhole Tournament Begins
  5:00-5:45 Polka Riot
  6:00-6:45 One More Shot
  6:45 - 7:15 Da Frankenmuda Fratz'n
  7:15-8:00 Polka Riot
  8:15-9:00 One More Shot
  9:00-9:45 Polka Riot
  10:00-10:45 One More Shot
  11:00-11:45 Polka Riot
Sommer Garten    
  Noon - 4:00 Kowalksi Brothers Band
Heritage Park    
  11:00-Dusk German Car Show

Sunday June 12, 2016
Pavilion Hours: CLOSED
Park Hours: 2:00-7:00pm

LOCATION
TIMES
BANDS/ACTIVITY
Main Street  

 

  1:00

THE Bavarian Festival Parade

Featuring over 100 entries, this parade runs a course that stretches the entire Main St (M83) of Frankenmuth. Over 100,000 people have attended this event annually.

Sommer Garten    
 
Post Parade-6pm
POLKA RIOT Polka Jam!
Heritage Park    
  Post Parade until 4:00 German Car Show

 

*events and activities subject to change

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