Come celebrate with us at our club events. We have the following events:
Please consult our website often for current postings of updates and dates of events.
General Membership Meetings
We have only four general membership meeting per year, generally on a Monday or Tuesday evening. Please consult our bimonthly Zeitung (newsletter) OR this wesbite on the MEETINGS page to be sure of date and locations of each meeting. We have been meeting at Max's Allegheny Tavern (Northside). Now we may be meeting at either Max's Allegheny Tavern or the Hofbräuhaus (Southside).
Isartaler Weihnachtsfeier (December/January)
This is our annual Weihnachtsfeier (Christmas celebration) which we celebrate the Holy Nativity of Christ‘s birth, not during the Advent season, but during the 12 days of Christmas according to the Church‘s tradition. We enjoy delicious cuisine, Glühwein (spiced wine) and Lebkuchen (gingerbread) of the holidays and of course dancing and caroling with the most famous carol of all, “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht.“ This coming Weihnachtsfeier will be Saturday, January 7th, 2023 at the Teutonia Männerchor Ratskeller.
Stiftungsfest und Maifest (May)
A Stiftungsfest is an anniversary celebration of our founding as an official Trachten club in North America in Spring 1972. A German dinner is followed by a dance with a German band and formal dance performances by our dancers and guest clubs. We will celebrate our 51. Stiftungsfest on Saturday 22 April 2023 at Teutonia Männerchor Northside. Dinner buffet 5-7pm with Band and dance performances 7-11pm.
The Isartaler annual Maifest is Saturday, 20 May 2023 at Croatian Center at SchutzenPark off Babcock Blvd outside Millvale, from 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm. The Bavarian band Mädel Jäger will perform and the Isartaler dancers perform on band breaks. Homemade German delicacies and imported beer and wine from Bavaria, Germany.
Jubiläum und Trachten Wallfahrt (May)
Every 5 years, (1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, etc) we celebrate this special Mass in Thanksgiving of the founding of our Verein with a special religious pilgrimage (procession) from the Teutonia Männerchor up to the historic Saint Anthony Chapel in Troy Hill, not only because of its German roots, but more over it is a pilgrimage site for many Christians and boasts the most relics in the world outside of the Vatican City.
Vier Länder Gebietsfest (between Memorial and Labor Day, in even number years.)
This biennial Fest is a gathering of the following clubs from PIttsburgh to Ontario, Canada and from Toledo, Ohio to Altoona, PA. This is like a BezierksFest for the East Coast. We have Einzelpreisplattln competition, workshops and end the evening with a banquet and dancing. We hosted the initial Gebietsfest in November 2016 at 7 Springs. To celebrate our club's 50th Anniversary, we will host the 2022 Gebietsfest at 7 Springs, in November 18-20, 2022.
Gaufest (between Memorial and Labor Day, in odd number years.)
This biennial Fest is a gathering of all the Vereine (clubs) in North America for a 4 day weekend convention-like festival celebrating our traditions, most especially the Einzelpreisplattln and Gruppen Preisplattln, which are the single couple and group dance competitions. This competition is like the “Bavarian dance Olympics“ and the top 5 club place with the number one club receiving the hand-carved trophy from the Bavarian State President Minister. This festival is always in the Summer held sometime between Memorial Day and Labor Day and takes place in various cities, as Vereine take turns hosting this Fest. The 29.Gaufest 2023, hosted by STV Bavaria will be in Sandusky, OH at the Kalahari Resort on July 13th to July 16th.
This festival is usually held in August (15th), which is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The location/date vary each year, due to securing the Church or location, priest, and German band. During this holy Mass, our Kinder bring herbs (Kräuter) forward to the altar to be blessed by the priest, and then these blessed herbs are taken home and used or put on display.
Pittsburgh Folk Festival (various)
This annual festival has over twenty nationalities that come together to celebrate “unity in diversity“ displaying their cultures with song & dance performances, delicious ethnic cuisine and cultural display booths. Our club is honored to represent the “Germans of Pittsburgh.“ Please contact us for discounted tickets! For more information on the Folkfestival itself, along with schedule, entertainment and dates and locations, please visit their website: http://pghfolkfest.org/
Our annual Oktoberfest is the first Saturday of October at Schützen park, Oct 7, 2023, gates, open at 4 PM. We serve a great German menu have great German imported beverages, a great German band and dance performances. Come experience the Munich Oktoberfest, right here in Pittsburgh with us.
Gedächtnis Messe (October/November)
This annual church memorial service is held on a Saturday or Sunday close to Nov 2, All Souls Day and is in honor of all deceased members of our family and friends of the German-American community. Area German choruses participate along with local clergy. Usually following this Memorial Mass, we have a dinner-dance.
Bavarian Heimatfest (November)
This Fest is an evening celebration of the old Heimat (homeland) with folks songs, dances and skits performed by our members. Our Kindergruppe presents a Brüder Grimm Märchen (Fairytale), and is during the season of Fasching (Mardi Gras) usually held on a Saturday evening anytime between November up through Mardi Gras weekend, and we get some revelry in!