spring has sprung

Join us for Maifest on May 4th & 5th, 2024

Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to the festival!

Come celebrate spring with us! Warmer weather is here and the flowers are starting to bloom.  May means Maifest in the Amana Colonies, and you’ll find the villages are ready for the summer with flowers and Maipoles.  It’s the German tradition of celebrating spring, and we carry that tradition on in Amana today.


What’s a celebration without a parade?  No, it’s not the Rose Bowl Parade, but it’s a fun small-town tradition with a band, some floats, and a lot of fun.  The parade kicks off the festivities at 10:00 am on Saturday morning and is followed by what is a signature event and a highlight for many, the annual performance of the Amana Maipole Dancers.  This group of volunteers has been dancing for more than 30 years and will perform at various spots in the village of Amana over the two-day event.  Performing traditional Maipole dances and songs, they are not to be missed as their colorful dirndls, ribbons, and melodies fill the street.

*In case of rain, the Maipole Dancers will perform at the Festhalle Barn*

Available May 4th at 9:00 am

Beginning May 4th at 9:00 am, Collectible Pilsner Glasses will be available for the Wine & Beer Walk! Purchase your glass and receive your free passport at the Visitors Center while supplies last!

Maifest t-shirts will also be available for purchase in the Visitors Center while supplies last!

2024 Poster

Pick up a poster for only $5 at the Amana Colonies Visitors Center!

Brochures + Forms

Check out the Brochure HERE!

Wanna be in the Maifest Parade? Fill out the form below.

2024 Maifest Parade Registration Form

This Year’s Event

Thank you to our 2024 Festivals sponsors!

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For sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Festivals Director at