Fri Feb 10 2023 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saengerrunde Hall | Austin, TX
About this Event
OLAU! The 5th annual Koblenz Karneval in Austin is back, on February 10 at 7pm at the historic Saengerrunde Hall!
As we celebrate our connection and lifelong friendship, this Austin-Koblenz Sister Cities fundraiser honors our sister city Koblenz and her people by bringing a piece of essential Rhineland culture to Texas to share with y’all!
? Join us for a crazy evening of “närrische” time with a slate of outstanding performers, German Karneval music, good food, and…
Drum roll, please!!…..
? THE LAUNCH OF THE OFFICIAL AUSTIN-KOBLENZ CRAFT BEER, A SPECIAL COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE AUSTIN BEER GARDEN BREWING (ABGB) CO. AND KOBLENZER BRAUEREI
As one of our proud outcomes of the 2022 Delegation to Koblenz, Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. partnered with Koblenz’ most renowned local brewery, Koblenzer, to create a collaborative, Vienna-style Amber lager. Be the first to try it at Koblenz Karneval!
? We’re especially excited to have the Austin Maennerballett Society on stage! As “Dads in Tutus,” the Austin Maennerballett has performed in front of large audiences in Austin and Koblenz to show what international exchanges can inspire: that life is to be fun! We celebrate that truth this year on February 10th and hope that you will be there with us.
? The Austin-Koblenz Sister Cities Committee is committed to creating personal connections between citizens of Austin and Koblenz. The concept of face-to-face meetings and personal relationships across borders, known as citizen diplomacy, doesn’t just change the lives of individuals but also helps communities thrive.
Learn more at www.austinsistercities.com/koblenz-germany and be a part of it!
Here's what to expect
- A special performacnce by the Austin Maennerballett Society
- Authentic German Karnevalsmusic
- German Food and Beer by The ABGB & Koblenzer Brauerei
- Costume Contest
- Dance Performances
- A Dance Floor
- ...and more!
What'd you support:
The Austin-Koblenz Student Exchanges - an invaluable opportunity to make international connections - one community, one individual at a time.
How much is the ticket to have an awesome evening AND support international student exchange?
? Entry is $25 for adults, and $10 for kids + processing fees. Members of the Austin Sister Cities Committee get a special rate! Expect a discount code in your mailbox. Want to become a member? Click here to become a member of our non-profit, the Austin-Koblenz Sister Cities Committee.
?? We got some classic German dishes for you! Choose either Menu 1: Bratwurst plate served with German potato salad and sauerkraut or Menu 2: Currywurst served with French fries. Each menu is $13.50. Guten Appetit!
??Drinks are available at our cash bar! Prost!
If you can't join us that evening but want to contribute, please consider leaving a donation at the eventbrite checkout or submit directly here. We appreciate you.
Where is the event and what's the parking situation?
Saengerrunde Hall is located right next to Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. Please enter through the San Jacinto entrance. There is street parking and a paid parking garage right across the street.
What the heck is Karneval?
In Austin’s sister city of Koblenz, Germany in the heart of the Rhineland, Karneval is recognized as the “Fifth Season” of the year. Karneval Season begins in November and continues until Lent begins; however, during the final week, known as “the crazy days,” Koblenz, along with the other towns in the Rhineland, is a place of non-stop revelry with street festivals, parades, costume balls, and parties. Among all the traditions and rituals associated with Karneval, costumes play a very important role. Many people plan all year to come up with just the right outfit.
Where is it happening?Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, United States
Event Location & Nearby Stays:
USD 0.00 to USD 25.00