Swiss-German Springfest

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Swiss-German Springfest

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a Swiss-German Springfest (Frühlingfest) in Pekin, Illinois on Sunday, April 14th from 12pm-8pm at the Avanti’s Event Center, 3401 Griffin Drive, Pekin, Illinois. Pekin has a rich German History and as part of the Pekin Bi-Centennial we would like you to join us for a day for German food music, drink and entertainment Admission is free.

Entertainment will feature Grammy Award nominee, Eddie Korosa, Jr. and his band from 4-7pm. Franz Neff & Friends from Schleswig-Holstein with start at 1pm. The Lindenhof Echos (alphorns) will also perform along with an ensemble of Suzuki youths playing violins.

German food will be available for purchase. Our famous Über Schnitzel sandwich will be featured on our menu. This special sandwich includes our pork schnitzel with sauteed onions and Gouda or Swiss Cheese on a bun. Also being served: pork schnitzel, bratwurst, frankfurters (hotdogs), German potato salad, sauerkraut, red cabbage, Bavarian pretzels and dessert. Make sure you get your pretzel with our Obatzda cheese spread! Food will be served until 7pm unless we run out.

The cash bar will feature a number of German beer selections.
The German word for Springfest is, “Frühlingsfest. This is an annual family-friendly celebration of the spring season. Frühlingsfest takes place in cities all over Germany, such as München and Stuttgart. With over 1.2 million participants each year, Frühlingsfest makes its name as the largest spring festival in Europe.

The event is being co-sponsored Harmonie-Concordia, an affiliate of the Peoria German American Society, and the Avanti’s Event Center.

We currently only accept cash and checks. An ATM is on site.
Eddie was recognized as the 2013 Chicago Music Awards “Best Polka Entertainer” as well as the 2012 Chicago Music Awards “Lifetime Achievement” recipient.

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