Annual Events

1. Oktoberfest – Early October  (Go to Oktoberfest Website)
The Richmond Oktoberfest is a joint venture of the Virginia Gesangverein, and the Deutsche Sport Club (German American Sports Club). The Oktoberfest has been presented to Richmond since 1969. The Committee does its best to conserve long standing German Festivity Traditions and Culture.
2. Kappenfest *)  – November (Check Event Calendar)
The “Kappenfest” is a typical German Karneval (Fasching) or as it is known in parts of the USA a Mardi Gras Party. The program includes traditional German stand up comedy, Sing along music, and after that dance music to “live” German and American dance music. German beer, wine, soft drinks and food are served at this Event.
3. Children’s Christmas Party – December (Check Event Calendar)
This is a typical family party, with coffee and cake, German Christmas music and a visit by Santa Claus for the Children. All Children receive goodies from Santa.
4. Karneval Ball *)  – February (Check Event Calendar)
This is similar to the Kappenfest. We feature good German stand up comedy, a life German Band, Prince and Princess Karneval, good food, German beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks.
5. Brandermill Picnic – June (Check Event Calendar)
A typical picnic with German Music, a lot of food and Bratwurst, and drinks.
6. Summer Night Party – August (Check Event Calendar)
In August we have our Traditional Summer Night Party at the grounds of Sonny Bourne, a beautiful Indoor/outdoor facility. This party is a combined event of the DSC and the Gesangverein Virginia. Everyone can enjoy good entertainment, our famous pork roast, German beer, wine and soft drinks.
7. Additional Events.
Each year we schedule at least one more event based on recommendations from the club members.

*) Learn how these events are celebrated in Germany “The German Karneval (Carnival) Tradition! How it is celebrated by the Sportsclub in Richmond?”  (Requires a PDF Reader)