German Festival in Tomball

The 12th annual Tomball German Heritage Festival will be held from 6 to 10 p.m., March 30, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 31 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 1, in Tomball. Celebrating the heritage of early German settlers in the Texas region in 1840, festivalgoers break out their lederhosen and dirndls and “Go German” in old downtown, near the historic train depot. A fireworks display at 9 p.m. and the Texas Wheels of Justice bike rally will take place on March 31. There is no admission charge and parking is free.

The unique ethnic street festival will be packed with family friendly ambience, entertainment, shopping, the celebration of ethnic heritage and music and dancing throughout the event. A variety of live entertainment on five stages includes the Grammynominated Alex Meixner Band. There will be folk dancers, street performers and food vendors with traditional German food and drink, as well as traditional festival fare.

A traditional German church service will be held and a kid’s area includes carnival rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, strolling music makers, games and activities and a rock wall.

Location: 201 S. Elm, Old Town Tomball. For information and schedule, call 281-379-6844 or visit

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