Brauhaus Schmitz presents Sommerfest Block Party and Summer Festival on South Street on Saturday, June 25th, from 11:00am to 7:00pm. The German restaurant will take over the entire 700 block of South Street for a full day of family fun that includes the region’s largest Maypole, authentic German dancing, live music, flower crowns, face painting, schnapski tent, games and much more.

Brauhaus will pop-up with the city’s largest outdoor German Biergarten with seating and shade for 1,000 guests. From the kitchen, Chef Mason Nash will fire up currywurst, roast pork, bacon wurst, brats and pretzels. From the taps, look for 13 different beers pouring, including Kölsch to Hefeweizens, Pilsners, Kellerbiers and Spring Bocks. The Sommerfest VIP Brauer Bund Bierhall will include private access to bathrooms, air conditioning, indoor seating, an all-day exclusive appetizer buffet, a commemorative glass beer stein, exclusive beers and six beer tokens.

“You cannot go to a Biergarten without having a bratwurst, a pretzel and a bier while soaking up the sunshine,” said Chef Nash. “We will have plenty for everyone, so come hungry!”

Sommerfest is free to attend, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. Individual tokens can be purchased for $7 each, or buy 10 tokens for $60, good for use on food and beer throughout the day as outlined below:

1 Token = 1 16oz. beer
2 Tokens = 1 liter beer
2 Token = 1 liter glass mug
1 Token = Schnaps shot
4 Tokens = Schnapsski

1 Token – Roast pork or sausage sandwich with Sauerkraut (choice of one sausage)
2 Tokens – Roast pork or sausage sandwich platter with Sauerkraut and potato salad (two sausages); Sausage Choices – Bratwurst (Pork, Marjoram, Caraway, Mace) or Speckwurst (Smoked Pork, Bacon and Black Pepper)

The regular menu will not be served inside this day, as food is available outside only or through a VIP ticket.

New this year, for those that want to recycle their glass mug, guests will get one token back when they return their mug at the end of their experience.

In addition to the food and drink above, look for the entertainment with the following schedule:

11:00am – Festival starts and tents open
11:00am – Flower crown making begins
12:00pm – VIP experience opens
01:30pm – Maypole dance
01:45pm – Women’s liter lift
02:00pm – Men’s liter lift
02:15pm – Remarks and ceremonial keg tapping
02:30pm – Live music
03:45pm – Dancers
04:15pm – Live music
05:15pm – Dancers
05:45pm – Live music
07:00pm – Last call

Brauhaus Schmitz will offer flower crown making for $10.00 each from 11:00am to 5:00pm, or until they are sold out. Look for other family fun and surprises to be announced.

VIP tickets are on sale now for $100 each. For more info and VIP tickets, visit: www.brauhausschmitz.com/events/special-events/ or call  (267) 909-8814.