Chicago’s German Day Festival Begins Tonight, Plus Come Out On Saturday For The Steuben Parade

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs


The popular Chicago German Day Festival will be getting underway tonight at 6pm in Lincoln Square (Western Ave. and Lincoln Ave.) and will be going strong until Sunday evening.

Every year, the German Day Festival sees thousands of German-loving Chicagoans turn up to take in the great German food, beer, and numerous live bands, all of which turn this corner of Chicago into a true German party.  If you’ve never made it out to the festival, we highly recommend making this your year to check it out.  You won’t be disappointed.

One of the highlights each year is the Von Steuben parade that kicks off at 2pm on Saturday, and as you may already know, German Pulse will be a part of the event.  We have a great group of fans joining us in the parade, and if you missed the cutoff date to join us, we’d still be happy to see more of you turn out to say hi from the sidelines.  The parade starts off at 4000 N Lincoln Ave, continues onto Wilson Ave, and then north on Western Ave to end at the German Day Festival grounds.

After the parade, be sure to keep an eye out for the sea of the green shirts, which all of the German Pulse parade participants will be wearing.  We’ll be partying afterwards, so stop by to join us.

2013 GP Stueben Plat SponsorsWe would like to thank our sponsors who are supporting us as we march not only in the Chicago parade on Saturday, but also the New York City Steuben Parade on September 21.  Hofbräu, Air Berlin, and Marshall Wolf Automation are our Platinum Sponsors this year, and we can’t thank them enough for making it possible for us to participate in these events.  We’d also like to thank Berlinica for providing chocolates to us to hand out to those watching the parade.  It is the support of the German-American community that keeps us going every day!

Be sure to check back after the parade on Facebook and to see pictures of the event.  We’ll also have more coverage of our weeklong German Pulse adventure in New York later on in the month!


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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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