As the beating heart of our Bavarian village, the Leavenworth Festhalle is one of the most entertaining places in town! This premier venue acts as Leavenworth’s civic center and plays host to several concerts and events throughout the year, including some of the region’s most popular festivals. If you’re planning a visit to our one-of-a-kind destination soon, here is everything you need to know about the Leavenworth Festhalle and which events you can expect to find there soon.
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The Leavenworth Festhalle and What You Need to Know
The Leavenworth Festhalle puts on several public and private events throughout the year. It can be easily configured to meet the needs of whoever decides to rent the space. From banquets to classes, the Festhalle has done it all. It is also the venue used for many concerts, usually held on the weekends. Should you choose to attend, you can expect to enjoy the talents of up-and-coming talent and various Bavarian artists.
What the Leavenworth Festhalle is most known for, however, is the major annual events that take place there. Here are just a few that we’re sure you won’t want to miss.
Leavenworth Oktoberfest (September – October)
The Leavenworth Oktoberfest is one of the largest Bavarian events in the nation and the best in the Northwest! Visitors from all over the country flock to the Leavenworth Festhalle each autumn to indulge in traditional festivities, fantastic food, and of course, lots and lots of beer.
Held during Thanksgiving weekend, this annual Christmas market is the perfect way to kickstart your holiday season and start shopping for those who have made the Nice List! The Christkindlmarkt in Leavenworth features a wide array of unique goods including German food, handmade arts & crafts, a lantern parade, and Christmas-themed entertainment.
Timbrrr Winter Music Festival (January)
The Timbrrr Music Festival is two-days packed full of irresistible music and winter fun! Visitors will enjoy performances by dozens of artists, delicious food right in the Festhalle, and the opportunity to explore Leavenworth’s wintertime activities and scenery.
Leavenworth Alefest (April)
This popular annual event brings some of the region’s best craft beers directly to you! You’ll also be kept entertained throughout the day with live music, delicious food, and much more. It’s an “ale of a party” that you won’t soon forget! Over 20 microbrews will be available for tastings at the Leavenworth AleFest, so be sure to try them all!
Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration (June)
For over 25 years, the Northwest Accordion Society has hosted the International Accordion Celebration right here in Leavenworth! Whether you’re a fan of the traditional Bavarian instrument or simply searching for a new experience, you’ll be sure to enjoy the festivities including accordion workshops, performances, and competitions.
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