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St. Patrick’s Biergartenfest this weekend at German American Social Club in Cape

By Staff | Mar 8, 2023

St. Patrick’s Day Biergartenfest, the second of four festivals, will be held this weekend at the German American Social Club in Cape Coral.

The German American Social Club held its first of four Biergartenfests the last weekend of February, and the community responded! The event was a great success, helping the club make up for losses experienced after Hurricane Ian and the cancellation of its 37th Oktoberfest. The Bavarian Gardens were bustling, and the dance floor under the pavilion was full. GASC President Stephen Bauer was beaming with excitement to see that the season of festivals was off to such a great start.

The gardens were hardly cleaned up when the members of GASC started preparing for the next festival. The celebrations continue this weekend with a St. Patrick’s Day-style German/Irish event. On March 11 and 12, the Southwest Florida community is invited to enjoy a celebration of all things Irish, with some German mixed in.

Top o’ the mornin’! Featuring Guinness, corned beef, shepherd’s pie, bangers, fish & chips as well as alternating Irish and German musicians, Cape Coral will experience a sea of green with perhaps a slight bit of black, red and gold.

But if it’s a schnitzel or brat you’re craving, no worries! The next Biergartenfest is scheduled for the end of March 25-26, followed by another one in April to mark the halfway point to the 38th annual Oktoberfest. There’s plenty of good cheer, and beer, to go around at the German American Social Club. With this jam-packed filled schedule of events this season, the organizers hope to make it up to the Southwest Florida community, inviting everyone to join in the fun and celebrate who we are – Southwest Florida Strong!

Of course, the club opens its doors to members and the public for dinner and dancing every Friday night at 5:30.

The German American Social Club is at 2101 S.W. Pine Island Road. For more information, call 239-283-1400.