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!
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.
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!