GERMAN FEST: Here’s your guide to the Tomball German Heritage Festival this weekend, March 29-31


The 19th annual Tomball German Heritage Festival returns to downtown Tomball this weekend, March 29-31. The festival includes various games, live music, food vendors and street performers to showcase Tomball’s German roots.

Here’s what you need to know for the festival this weekend.

Location, time and date 

The festival stretches from Market to Elm streets near the Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, located at 201 S. Elm Street, kicking off with the Alex Meixner Band at 6 p.m. at Heritage Park.

Events are held Friday, March 29 from 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday, March 31 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


This festival offers free admission; however, activities and food may require an additional cost.

Parking and shuttle service

The festival offers free parking and a free shuttle service to the festival grounds. The shuttle will pick up and drop off guests at HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball, located at 605 Holderrieth Blvd., Tomball, continuously on Saturday and Sunday.

Parking is available at:

  • the east lot of HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball (605 Holderrieth Blvd.)
  • Lone Star College-Tomball Health Science Building (700 Graham Drive)
  • medical office complex at Graham and School streets
  • medical office complex at James and School streets
  • Tomball Public Works building (501 James St.)


Patrons can enjoy a variety of entertainment options at this year’s festival, including:

  • four music stages
  • beer and wine
  • German food
  • more than 200 vendors
  • petting zoo
  • street performers
  • folk dancers
  • cloggers
  • accordion players
  • a heritage center

Visit the Tomball German Heritage Festival website for more information and a full schedule of events.

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Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.
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