Winter is gone. Warm weather has arrived. And Excelsior is preparing for our annual celebration of history’s greatest spring get-together: Maifest
Ever partied so hard you decided to dance around a giant pole waving a ribbon? Well, the Germans have. In fact, they do it every year. They call it Maifest.
At Excelsior, we’re big fans of Maifest. The biggest, around, in fact. And we’re getting into the spirit with a two-day bonanza, featuring multiple delicious seasonal brews on tap, including a recently imagined, traditional-style Maibock as well as our beloved Portside Pils and always-refreshing MinneGose. Besides delicious Maifest brews, there are plenty of reasons to join the celebration:
-Liter-holding contests Friday evening and Saturday afternoon
-Bar games involving hammers, logs and nails!
-Live music from a variety of great local performers, see line up below
-An official Maifest Blessing of the Maibock, Saturday at noon
-Delicious authentic German cuisine, provided by the local Masons, with every dollar they earn being reinvested in the community for things like student scholarships.
Don’t miss it the stein-clashing, flower-throwing, prost-cheering event of the season! Festivities start Friday May 19th at 4pm, go through Saturday, May 20th 12pm-11pm.
Music Line Up:
Friday, May 19th – Tent opens at 4pm
- 4:30pm-7:00pm – The Nadas (outside)
- 7:30pm-10:00pm – The Rolling Stoners (outside)
- 10:00pm-12am – High Trouser (inside)
Saturday, May 20th – Inside open at 12pm, Tent opens at 2pm
- 3:00pm – 6:00pm – Alpensterne German Music (outside)
- 7:00pm-10:00pm – The Big Wu (outisde
- 10:00pm- 12am – Jill & The New Gruv (inside)