Activities 2016

For additional German activities in the area see the website of the 
Deutschamerikanischer Bürgerverein von Maryland:

meeting pictures
April 8, 2016

Annual Meeting and Casual Dinner

of the German Society is held at the Zion Church in Baltimore.
 Dinner is at 6:30 pm. (free) Please bring a dessert.
Meeting immediately following the dinner.
Pictures from the 2015 meeting
May 22 , 2016

Student Awards Ceremony
3:00 pm at Zion Church in Baltimore

for  High School and College German students
Cash awards are presented to HS students who scored in the top 20% on the National AATG German exam.
2016 Award Pictures and Program
2015 Award Pictures and Program

Awards 2014 pictures   Report in Amerika Woche by Mary Upman
Award winners 2013
Award winners 2012
Award winners 2011  Article in Amerika Woche
Award winners 2010
Article about the awards ceremony, 2009
Article about the awards ceremony, 2008
June 26, 2016

Great German Family Picnic on the Shores of Chesapeake Bay at Kurtz's Beach

Sunday Afternoon, 12 pm - 5 pm

Three Covered Pavilions on a Great Seashore Location at Kurtz's Beach
Hot food- Draft Beer (German & Domestic), Soda, Iced Tea & Coffee
Deadline to buy tickets June 20.
more information
order tickets
July 23-24, 2016

Maryland German Festival

Timonium Fair Grounds 
Saturday 11:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Adults $8, Seniors $6, Military $6, Kids free (under 12)
Pictures 2014
Pictures from the German Festival 2013
Pictures from the German Festival 2012
Article and pictures from 2010 Festival
Article and pictures from 2009 Festival
Article about the 2008 Festival by Mary Upman

September 24-25,2016

Oktoberfest at Timonium Fairgrounds

organized by the Buergerverein of Maryland

September 29, 2016

Opening of the U-Deutschland Exhibit at the Maryland Historical Society of Maryland
a date for our society members to be announced

October 2, 2016


Zion Church, Baltimore, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Our annual festive Ecumenical Vespers Service, celebrating St. Michael and All Angels, and giving thanks for the freedom to worship in all German-speaking nations; co-sponsored by: The German Society of Maryland, the Society for the History of Germans in Maryland, Zion, Christ Inner Harbor and St. Mark’s Churches. Reception (co-sponsored by the German Society) after the service in the Adlersaal.

October 6, 2016Celebrate the German American Friendship Garden in Washington D.C. 

notify Anton Smoot to attend:
October 11, 2016

Society for the History of Germans in Maryland

  Shelley Arnold will be giving the lecture on the history of Germans in Western Maryland with pictures of numerous historic sites.

Send ticket requests to: Dr. Randall Donaldson, Modern Languages and Literature, Loyola University of Maryland, 4501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210-2699.
For more information contact Nicholas Fessenden, President of the Society for the History of the Germans in Maryland, or 443-542-2263.

October 18, 2016

German American Day at McDaniel College

Theme of this year's German-American Day is "Made in Germany"

We would like to have 4-5 stations (a lecture or a college tour, a hands on part, an exhibition area and possibly a music or dance part). Students will rotate from one area to the other, and in between they will have lunch. We will invite various German, Swiss and Austrian companies, businesses and cultural organizations to exhibit and talk to the students about their companies/ organizations.

for information contact: Mohamed


  Baron Johann deKalb

Our Society will honor his memory at a ceremony on the grounds of
the State House in Annapolis in front of the deKalb
-statue on the southwest lawn.
more information

Henry Gunther Memorial Service


November 6, 2016


Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance 2016

The Valley Mansion by Martins
Sunday evening,4:00pm - 8:00pm, black tie event

To honor our distinguished 2016 Honoree

2015 Banquet Pictures

2014 Banquet Pictures

2013 Banquet Pictures
2012 banquet pictures Article by Mary Upman
 2011 banquet pictures article by Mary Upman
2010 banquet pictures and article by Mary Upman
2009 Banquet Pictures
Report about the 2008 Banquet by Mary Upman
Pictures from the Banquet 2007
Report about the 2007 Banquet by Mary Upman
Report about the 2006 Banquet by Mary Upman
Pictures from banquet 2006
Pictures from the banquet, 2002

November 26-27, 2016

Christkindl Markt at Zion Church in Baltimore
Saturday 10-4; Sunday 11-4

more information

November, 2016

Inner Harbor Christmas Market