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    Koblenz Karneval - Austin Style is a joint celebration of German Culture by Austin-Koblenz Sister Cities Committee, the German-Texan Heritage Society and Austin Saengerrunde.

    What is Karneval?
    In Austin’s sister city of Koblenz, Germany in the heart of the Rhineland, Karneval is recognized as the “Fifth Season” of the year. Karneval Season begins in November and continues until Lent begins; however, during the final week, known as “the crazy days,” Koblenz/ along with the other towns in the Rhineland, is a place of non-stop revelry with street festivals, parades, costume balls, and parties. Among all the traditions and rituals associated with Karneval, costumes play a very important role. Many people plan all year to come up with just the right costume.

    What to expect at Koblenz Karneval-Austin Style:
    An Entertainment-Costume Ball-Dance Party-All you can eat and drink kind of evening, with the goal of raising funds for the Austin-Koblenz Student Exchange programs, fostering a young generation that appreciates and represents Germany in Austin and Texas.

    Program: Our MC's, Jim Walters and Evan Woodruff (fathers of elementary exchange students) have an entertaining evening planned out and some sweet surprises up their sleeves:
    Live Music by the Walburg Boys
    German Food and all the Beer
    Costume Contest
    Sing-A-Longs
    Polonaise
    Dance Performances
    A Dance Floor
    ...and more!

    What'd you support:
    The Austin-Koblenz Student Exchanges - an invaluable opportunity to make international connections - one community, one individual at a time.

    How much is the ticket to have an awesome evening AND support international student exchange?
    It's $35 for members of one of the host organizations, $55 for non-members, $35 for students and free for kids 12 years and under. Please check out an eventbrite ticket for all members of your party. It’s an all-inclusive event and tickets cover dinner, beer/wine, live music, dancing, entertainment, a face painter, and a costume contest. If you can't join us that evening but want to contribute, please consider leaving a donation at the eventbrite checkout.
    Members of Austin-Koblenz Sister Cities, the German-Texan Heritage Society, or Austin Saengerrunde will receive discounted pricing.

    Where is the event and what's the parking situation?
    Saengerunde Hall is located right next to Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. Please enter through the San Jacinto entrance. There is street parking and a parking garage right across the street.

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