A Brief Overview ~ Leavenworth Festivals

 

Leavenworth Fun Fact
In the mid 1970's the old original street lamps were revived after being in storage for years. It was a challenge even finding all of them and many were damaged. Volunteers spear-headed the effort to restore these street lamps and also added the long arms on each side to hold flower baskets. The old original lamp posts were a perfect addition to the Bavarian theme and a welcome change from the glaring ugly lights that were once there.



Bavarian Ice Fest BAVARIAN ICE FEST - JANUARY              MORE INFORMATION
This is the first festival of the year and the best way to describe it is... it's a "Bavarian Winter Carnival". But the official name is Bavarian Ice Fest always the middle of January.  The town is aglow with beautiful Christmas lights for Ice Fest to add to the festive mood! Fireworks are set off on Sunday night. This event is held on Martin Luther King Jr weekend.
There are no reservations or tickets required to attend this festival.

Ale-Fest LEAVENWORTH ALE-FEST - APRIL          OFFICIAL WEBSITE
This is a fun weekend of beer & ale along with dancing. What better way to welcome Spingtime than visiting our Bavarian Village and enjoying tasting all the different brews and ales.

Ticket Purchase is required for this festival.


MaiFest MAIFEST - MAY                                                  MORE INFORMATION
A traditional festival that heralds in Springtime Bavarian-style. Oom-pah music, Maipole dance, live music outdoors, food booths and loads of fun for the entire family.

There are no reservations or tickets required to attend this festival.


Kinderfest KINDERFEST - JULY                                        MORE INFORMATION
This festival is geared toward the youth with loads of food and fun games for all ages. There are plenty of educational features so kids can get up close and personal with Leavenworth's finest emergency responders. This is a 4th of July Festival.

There are no reservations or tickets required to attend this festival.


Autumn Leaf Festival AUTUMN LEAF FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER   OFFICIAL WEBSITE
This was Leavenworth's first festival and it is still considered the "Grandaddy of 'em all". Fun for the entire family, a huge parade goes right through the center of town with lots of food booths and live music. Always held the last weekend in September, you don't want to miss it!

There are no reservations or tickets required to attend this festival.


Oktoberfest OKTOBERFEST - OCTOBER                               OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Many communities around the country and around the world celebrate Oktoberfest, but no one does it Bavarian style quite like Leavenworth does. It's a fun time in Leavenworth that folks look forward to year to year. This popular festival is held the first three weekends in October.

Ticket Purchase is required for this festival.


Christkindlmarkt CHRISTKINDLMARKT - NOVEMBER          OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Our Christkindlmarkt is a German market designed to get you in the holiday spirit of Christmas. Always on Thanksgiving weekend, it's a great way to usher the holiday season in a Bavarian Village.

There are no reservations or tickets required to attend this festival.


Christmas Lighting Festival
Lighting Ceremony
Saturday & Sunday at 4:30PM
CHRISTMAS LIGHTING FESTIVAL-DECEMBER MORE INFORMATION
This is probably our most popular festival. The Christmas lights are turned on Thanksgiving weekend and are turned back off on Friday in preparation for each Saturday's Lighting ceremony on the first three weekends in December. With the exception of the first three Festival Fridays, The Christmas Lights are turned on starting Thanksgiving weekend and stay on through Valentine's Day.
There are no reservations or tickets required to attend this festival.


The Christmas Lights are turned on starting Thanksgiving weekend and stay on through Valentine's Day.

 

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