Historic Maifest

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Activities for kids

Bring the kids!


May 1-3, 2015

The Brenham Maifestival is held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Fireman’s Park beginning Friday at 6:00pm with music, children’s activities, festival food and drinks. 

The Junior Coronation will be held Friday evening with young children participating in an elaborate outdoor ceremony which provides entertainment and the presentation of the Junior King and Queen. Live bands follow the coronation at Fireman’s Pavilion with plenty of food, “German soda water” and wine.

On Saturday, the Maifestival opens immediately following the 10:30am downtown Maifest Parade. Interested groups must fill out the on-line registration under the Participate tab.  The festival at Fireman’s Park features a German Village showcasing Brenham’s heritage and the Kinder Village with activities for our young visitors.  German Music, Arts & Crafts, children’s activities and All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream fill the day.

The Senior Coronation will be held Saturday evening with former royalty and high school students providing entertainment for this outdoor event.  The culmination of the Maifest Celebration is highlighted by the presentation of the Senior King and Queen.  Another full night of fun, live music and good friends ensue.

Sunday kicks off again at noon with bean bag tournaments, home-brew contests, German bands, lots of kids activities and plenty of food and drink.   Come and enjoy three days of fun-packed Washington County German Heritage.

While in Brenham, enjoy the beautiful springtime sights of Brenham and Washington County.  Make plans early to stay at one of our many fine motels or Bed and Breakfasts.   Click here for Lodging information.

There is no admission charge to the grounds for the festival. Tickets are required for the Junior and Senior Coronations and some children’s activities.


Click here for Parade Lineup