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Fostering an open and active German-American community

There's always something happening in the context of our statewide efforts to welcome American families to their new home away from home:

  • German-American celebrations,
  • Recurring informal get-togethers,
  • Distribution of welcome bags to new American families, 
  • Local cooking classes for Americans,
  • City tours in English,
  • and much more.

Take a look at the next events in this program and feel free to be a part of them!

Furthermore, our communities participating in this state program are making big efforts to support you settle in the local area by providing information in English about upcoming local events. This is meant to make it easier for you to get to know what's happening close to you and help you participate in the communal life. After all, your community strives after an open and active German-American relationship and wants to letz you know that you're more than welcome to prosper as member of the community. Check out their next activities and join in!

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Next program events

German-American Fair Ramstein - 08/16-18

On this weekend, the German-American friendship will be celebrated with a big fair. The fair takes place at the John-F.-Kennedy Square in the center of Ramstein city. A diverse entertainment program, large variety of food and beverages will be offered, as well as culinary specialties from both countries.

Opening hours of the booths: Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. until midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A family program including musical performances is scheduled for Sunday. Bull riding will be available all three event days. Great fun is guaranteed for the whole family. Free admission!

German American Sports Fest - 08/24: 11 am - 4 pm

Join us for a fun and sporty event at the sports ground of the Westpfalzschule in Weilerbach! The German American Sports Fest will feature American sports like baseball, basketball, roller derby, lacrosse, and cheerleading but also sports popular in Germany such as soccer, volleyball, ping-pong, and more presented by local sports clubs. Families, children and everyone interested are invited to try out different sports on the spot, inform themselves, and get in contact with the respective sports organizations.

There will also be a bouncy castle, food and drinks on-site. Bring your family and friends to this awesome event! No admission, the event is family friendly.

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German-American Stammtisch Mehlingen - Brewery Tour - 08/29: 5 pm

The state initiative “Welcome to Rheinland-Pfalz!” and the town of Mehlingen host the third German-American Stammtisch Mehlingen at the brewery "Schnorres" in Mehlingen (Hauptstraße 28).

This special Stammtisch will be held as part of a brewery tour. The group will get exciting insights into the brewing process as part of a guided tour (in English) and the participants will have the opportunity to taste four different beers. A small dinner will also be part of the visit and will serve as the social gathering of the evening. The contribution (including small dinner and beer tastings) is 15 euro per person and has to be paid in cash.

Are you interested? Come out, chat with nice people, and learn about the local way of life!
 

All upcoming community events

  • 10/27: Autumn Fest

    Steinwenden: Events

    Herbstfest

    TBD

     

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    Time

    6 p.m.

    Host

    OGV Weltersbach

  • 10/31: Halloween Party

    Hütschenhausen: Events

    Halloweenparty

    Am Heidenhübel 2

    66882 Hütschenhausen

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    Time

    8 p.m.

  • 10/31: Halloween Party

    Otterbach: Events

    11. Halloween Fest

    Hauptstraße 8

    67731 Otterbach

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    Time

    5 p.m. - 12 a.m.

  • 11/09: Saint Martin's Parade

    Herforst: Events

    Martinszug

    Sponsor: Volunteer Firefighters

  • 11/10: Saint Martin's Day

    Spangdahlem: Events

    Martinsumzug

    Schulstraße 30

    54529 Spangdahlem

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    Short description

    Come out and celebrate St. Martin's Day with the community. In the past years, there was always a bonfire and a procession with children carrying their (self-made) paper lanterns.

  • 11/10: St. Martin's Parade

    Steinwenden: Events

    Martinszug

    Kirchenstraße 4

    66879 Steinwenden

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    Time

    5 p.m.

    Host

    Kolping family

  • 11/11: Saint Martin's Parade

    Hütschenhausen: Events

    St.-Martins-Umzug

    Kirchenstraße 23

    66882 Hütschenhausen

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    Time

    5.30 p.m.

  • 11/11: St. Martin Parade

    Eulenbis: Events

    Laternenumzug an Sankt Martin

    Hauptstraße 8

    67685 Eulenbis

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    Time

    6 p.m.

  • 11/16-17: Pre-Christmas Arts and Crafts Market

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Pre-Christmas Arts and Crafts Market

    Am Neuen Markt 4

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Short description

    About 60 crafters and vendors will present their handmade arts and crafts. Coffee, cakes and fresh cinnamon waffles will be offered.

  • 11/17: National Day of Mourning

    Steinwenden: Events

    Volkstrauertag

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    Time

    11 a.m.

    Host

    Community of Steinwenden

  • 11/28: Thanksgiving Roadrunner Turkey Trot - Volksmarching

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Thanksgiving Roadrunner Turkey Trot - Volksmarching

    Am Kiefernkopf 12 - Mehrzweckhalle

    66877 Miesenbach

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    Time

    8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Short description

    Each year at Thanksgiving the Ramstein Roadrunners Volkssport Club hosts the traditional turkey trot. Start and finish is the multi-purpose hall in Miesenbach. You have the choice of a 5 and 10 km trail. Admission fee 2 Euro.

  • 11/30: Christmas Market

    Neunkirchen am Potzberg: Events

    Weihnachtsmarkt

    Kirchbergstraße 7

    66887 Neunkirchen am Potzberg

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  • 12/06: Saint Nicholas Shooting

    Steinwenden: Events

    Nikolausschießen

    Bergstr. 5

    66879 Steinwenden

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    Time

    6 p.m.

    Host

    Gun Club Steinwenden

  • 12/07: Nikolaus Market

    Hütschenhausen: Events

    Nikolausmarkt

    Hauptstraße 74a

    66882 Hütschenhausen

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    Start

    3 p.m.

  • 12/07: Christmas Market Obermohr

    Steinwenden: Events

    Christmas Market Obermohr

    Kirchenstr. 4

    66879 Steinwenden

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    Time

    5 p.m.

    Host

    Community of Steinwenden

    Note

    All proceeds from the market are used for a good cause.

  • 12/06-07: Christmas Market

    Baumholder: Events

    Weihnachtsmarkt

    Marktplatz

    55774 Baumholder

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    Time

    Friday: 5 - 7 p.m.

    Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Short description

    Traditional Christmas market in downtown area Baumholder. Many Christmas decorated wooden booths adorn the square in front of the pharmacy and in Kennedyallee. A children's railway invites the small market visitors to ride along. Santa Claus hands out sweets and small coupons that can be redeemed in various shops. More about the market can be found on www.baumholder.de.

  • 12/06-08: Ramstein Christmas Market

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Cinnamon and Waffle Market

    Am Neuen Markt

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    Friday 6 p.m. 

    Saturday 3 p.m.

    Sunday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Short description

    You are invited to the Christmas market in the center of Ramstein-Miesenbach. During the holiday season the fountain on the market square turns into the largest advent’s wreath in the Pfalz. Grouped around it will be booths offering Glühwein, tasty foods, and Christmas items. Enjoy the holiday spirit and the music presented on the stage in front of the “Congress Center Ramstein”. Free admission!

  • 12/08: 47th German-American Christmas Concert

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    47th German-American Christmas Concert

    Am Neuen Markt 4

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Short description

    The German-American Christmas concert featuring the USAFE Band, the Ramstein-Miesenbach men’s choir and the Ramstein-Miesenbach children’s and youth choir looks back on a long tradition in the community. The performers will put you in a Christmas mood with their seasonal and festive tunes presented in the “Congress Center Ramstein”.

    Ticket reservation at the ticket office in the "Congress Center Ramstein"

    Phone: 06371 592220

  • 12/15: Model Railroad – exhibition and trade

    Eulenbis: Events

    Modellbahnausstellung am dritten Advent

    Hauptstraße 8

    67685 Eulenbis

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    Time

    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • 12/14: Christmas Market in Katzenbach

    Hütschenhausen: Events

    Weihnachtsmarkt Katzenbach

    Brunnenstr. 22

    66882 Hütschenhausen

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    Time

    4 p.m.