Willkommen and Warmest Welcomes to America’s oldest celebration of Karneval, hosted by the Mardi Gras Society of Chicago since 1890! Once again Rheinischer Verein will be hosting our Grand Masquerade Ball – Gala Maskenball. When? Saturday, February 10, 2017 Doors read more
Our ‘Crowing of the Prinzenpaar’ was honored to host the journalist, Christian Kunst, from the Rhein-Zeitung this past November. Christian was kind enough to send us a copy of the story. Click the links below to read how much someone Germany enjoyed our fest read more
Join Chicago’s very own Rheinischer Verein Mardi Gras Society as we crown this year’s Prinzenpaar!
For those of you who are new to German Mardi Gra/Karneval, every year beginning November 11th at 11:11 a Prinzenpaar is elected to reign over the jovial Karneval season. This position comes with great responsibility representing the club at social functions, parades and events; truly representing the spirit of Karneval.
Come enjoy traditional Karneval live music performed by The Paloma and our very own Fanfarencorp. We’ll also be highlighting our Amazonen dancing troup!
If food and beer are more your treat, we’ve got you covered with a delicious buffet style banquet.
Semi-formal attire is requested…seeing as we’ll be electing royalty!
Have questions? Contact Ilse Strick for tickets at: (773) 581-5120. Keep in mind, the ticket deadline is November 8th and you will need a ticket to enter. We hope to see you there!
A fantastic fifth season has come and gone once again with Maskenball and Rosenmontag being a great success! SOLD OUT were the words of the evening at Maskenball. Our ultra-elegant European Crystal Convention Center was packed to capacity with revelers. Our two live ban read more
And we need your help!!! Our most influential event of the year is once again upon us, Maifest 2016! Maifest is traditionally our biggest summer event while spreading good German music….and beer! Every year Rheinischer Verein hosts a fantastic food and beer tent with live music to help bring the German party spirit to Chicago.
We can’t put together this amazing show without help from our club members…but don’t fret, working at the booth has always been considered as much of a treat as the event itself.
Starting Thursday June 2nd through Sunday June 5th we will be looking for fun-loving volunteers to help us serve in our renowned food and beer tent. Follow the link to sign up for this blast of an event and we look forward to seeing you all there!