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Maifest is coming up May 18!
Purchase your admission tickets online
in advance of the festival

Our three annual fundraiser German culture Fests—Maifest, Sommerfest, and Kinderfest—are open to guests and are not to be missed. If you love to dance, there’s always a lively band playing folk and popular music. Featured dancers in traditional dress perform Schuhplattler and other Bavarian and Austrian dances.

Add to that a menu of authentic German/Austrian foods, and of course, excellent beers and other drinks, and you have a fun-filled day that is sehr gemütlich for all ages. Special activities are planned for Kinder (children) at Kinderfest.

Don’t forget to wear your Lederhosen, Dirndl, Tirolerhut, or other Tracht (traditional attire) to join in the spirit of the Fest!

Tourist Club ready for Sommerfest 2013

Festival Details

Time 12:00pm — 6:00pm. See dates below.
Location San Francisco Tourist Club, Mill Valley, CA. See Directions.
Tickets Adults 18 and over:  $20
Under 18:  No charge
  We do not accept credit cards, debit cards, or checks for ticket sales or other purchases at the Tourist Club on the day of the event. There is no ATM on the premises. Admission tickets can be purchased online in advance of the festivals. See 2014 Festivals below on this page.
Guest Rules
  • Each Fest attendee must possess valid ID proving legal age to purchase or consume beer or wine
  • No outside food or alcoholic beverages are permitted
  • Please read the Guest Rules before your visit
Parking Parking is extremely limited. There is simply not enough parking space on the mountain to accommodate festival guests. Some attendees who have parked along Panoramic Highway have received tickets. Please use alternative ways of getting to the club whenever possible: hike in, take the bus, or carpool. See Directions for details.

Tourist Club Festival

2014 Festivals

Maifest  May 18


Pre-Fest Work Day, Saturday May 17
Members & Prospective Members Only

12pm to 6pm, Sunday May 18

Maifest (pronounced “my–fest”) is the traditional celebration of the arrival of spring. In Germany and Austria, the Maibaum (Maypole) is decorated to honor a town or village’s local history, produce, and crafts, and is the focus of the traditional Maypole Dance.

Advance admission tickets for Maifest can be purchased online through Friday, May 16. Even if online tickets sell out, a limited number of admission tickets will be available at the event for cash purchase.

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Sommerfest  July 20


Pre-Fest Work Day, Saturday July 19
Members & Prospective Members Only

12pm to 6pm, Sunday July 20

Celebrate summer with great food, drink, music, and dancing at our traditional German festival, Sommerfest!


Kinderfest  September 21


Pre-Fest Work Day, Saturday September 20
Members & Prospective Members Only

12pm to 6pm, Sunday September 21

Kinderfest (Children’s Festival) is a fun event for the entire family. In addition to our usual festival program of food, drink, music, and dancing, there are special games, dances, and other activities designed for our younger members and guests.

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