6/5/2012 Germanfest activities


Germanfest activities for Tuesday, June 5, 2012:

11:30 a.m. Brown Bag Lunch
Barr Street Marketplace, 302 E Berry St.

Bring your own brown bag lunch and join the Fort Wayne History Center under the trees at the Barr Street Market. A wonderful place to gather, enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Fort Wayne. Tables and music entertainment provided. What a great way to spend your lunch hour!


12:15 p.m. Germanfest Organ Concert
First Presbyterian Church, 300 W Wayne St

Timothy Denton, organist, will perform German organ masterpieces.


2:00 p.m. German Historical Presentation: Lecture by Jim Sack
Fort Wayne History Center, 233 W Main St

Lecture by Jim Sack: George Kessler & the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1911, the Father of Fort Wayne Parks, David Foster, brought famed urban landscaper George Kessler to our city to design a groundbreaking park and boulevard system. George Kessler, was born near Gera, brought to the US by his family, but returned to eastern Germany for his education in landscape and design. Kessler was fully imbued with the fundamentals of progressive German landscape theory and applied it all over America. Our park and boulevard system, introduced in 1912 is a legacy of his foresighted creativity. Now, 100 years later there is renewed interest and support for continuing the plan with systematic development of the city riverfront and enhancements to each of Kessler’s broad boulevards.


6:00 p.m. Hofbrau Abend
Fort Wayne Sports Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave

Join the Fort Wayne Sport Club in a Germanfest tradition: Hofbrau Night. Enjoy Hofbrau beer from Germany as well as live musical entertainment.


The official Germanfest website


Photos from previous Germanfests

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