Volksfest 2023

On March 31 and April 1, Deutsches Haus NOLA Presents VOLKSFEST 2023! Come to Volksfest and be part of a traditional German festival celebrating spring and all things German at the Deutsches Haus on the banks of Bayou St. John.

There will be a Maypole, music, German food and drinks, outside under Oaks.

Admission is $5 for adult non-members. Free for kids under 12 years. Free admission for Deutsches Haus members (Members – bring your cards!)

Friday, March 31 from 4pm to 10 pm
Saturday, April 1 from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

More detailed information on Menu and Schedule of Events HERE

We need volunteers. If interested go to our Volunteer page.

Irish Music Concert

Beth Patterson in Concert

On the Sunday Before St. Patrick’s Day, March 12th, 5:30pm

Beth Patterson was born in Lafayette, where early on she learned to perform Cajun music. She later gravitated to Celtic and developed a love for traditional Irish music. After spending a year studying that form at University College, Cork, she returned to Louisiana and became a founding member of the Poor Clare’s musical group. With them she performed at Jazz Fests and many other venues. Her main instrument is the eight-stringed Irish bouzouki. Beth will be delivering a family-friendly show of traditional Irish songs and music at Deutsches Haus’ annual Sunday Before St. Patrick’s Day celebration beginning at 5:30 pm.

Tickets for the concert are $15 for Haus members, $20 for non-members and can be purchased online or at the door. Kids under 12 can attend for free.

We will have traditional Irish fare for sale before the show. Selections include cabbage and bacon topped with parsley sauce; cottage pie; potato, leek and bacon soup with brown soda bread, and raspberry trifle for dessert. Kid’s fare includes chicken nuggets and fries. And, of course, “The Haus” bar has the best selection of imported biers in the city.

St. Patrick’s Celebration

On Sunday, March 12, for just one day, Deutsches Haus will be ceremonially handed over to the Irish to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. This will be a celebration of the traditional culture of Ireland as well as a recognition of the Irish-German families that are a integral part of New Orleans. Doors open at 11 am.

The event includes a number of traditional dance groups, bag pipers, and traditional Irish music and musicians. The Haus kitchen will be preparing traditional Irish food including cabbage and bacon with parsley sauce, cottage pie, potato/leek/bacon soup with dark brown soda bread (plus nuggets and fries for the kids) for sale starting around 1:30pm.

This is a kid-friendly event with children encouraged to participate in the dancing, music and singing all afternoon. Free and open to the public.

Doors open at 11 am, and the opening ceremony begins at noon. Between noon and 4:30, there will be the Ryan School of Irish Dance, musicians doing traditional jigs and reels, sing-alongs, the Muggavin School of Irish Dance and an end-the-day event with singers performing a set of Irish standards.

Later that evening, at 5:30, we are proud to present Beth Patterson in concert. Beth, born in Lafayette, studied music at University College, Cork. Later she helped found the Poor Clares musical group and performed at Jazz Fests and appears regularly at Irish festivals and pubs around the country. Tickets for her concert can be purchased at the Haus ticket page.