For the 60th year in a row, the biggest German-American parade will once again be hitting the streets of New York City. The German-American Steuben Parade, which will take place on September 16 of this year, is sure to be the most exciting yet, with 33 floats and over 2,000 attendees and marchers from Germany alone!
The parade will begin at noon at 68th and Fifth Avenue and will be led by this year’s two Grand Marshals: Admiral Manfred Nielson of the German Navy and Heinz Buck, the President of the German-American Cultural Council. Also attending will be this year’s Miss German-America, Caitlyn Walsh. She will hold a highly honored position in this year’s Parade, as she presides over the German-American Steuben Parade’s “Queen’s Float” on Fifth Avenue along with her Court.
After the parade, which will end around 2:30 p.m. at 86th and Fifth Avenue, an Oktoberfest will be held in Central Park. The most exciting event at this year’s Oktoberfest is the 7th Annual National Masskrugstemmen (Stein-Holding) Championship! The winner receives a one week trip to Munich, Germany!
For the full schedule, including details about the German Mass that takes place before the parade and much more, visit germanparadenyc.org.