Maifest Block Party

Maifest puts the spring in Springfield with a Block Party to benefit Rays of Hope

Springfield, MA –Maifest is a colorful, joyous tradition in Germany. It celebrates the arrival of spring where food is plentiful and spirits flow freely. The tradition unfolds in Springfield with the Maifest Block Party on May 17 & 18. The Maifest Block Party is a community event presented by the Student Prince & The Fort Restaurant.

The two-day event will take place outdoors on Fort Street and inside the restaurant. Live bands will fill the air with music while guests sip beer and head inside for a Maifest menu filled with spring delights. This year, a generous portion of the proceeds will benefit Rays of Hope to bring the organization closer to its mission of finding a cure for breast cancer. The Student Prince and The Fort Restaurant is counting on the local media to help make this event a success for Rays of Hope!

“Come welcome spring at our Maifest Block Party and your participation will benefit Rays of Hope,” says Managing Partner Andy Yee of The Student Prince & The Fort. “Come have a good time! It’s all for a great cause and we look forward to seeing you.”

The festivities will be emceed by radio personality Lopez from WMAS. The tapping of the ceremonial keg will be headed by Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Denise Jordan, chair of Rays of Hope campaign, who is also executive director of the Springfield Housing Authority. Sgt. Brian Elliott of the Springfield Police Department will host the ceremonial cheer. Rudi Scherff of The Student Prince will do a brief talk about the Maifest tradition.

Guests are encouraged to wear PINK to show their support for Rays of Hope. There will be raffles, vendors and more.

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Dates: Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18
Time: 4 to 11 pm both days
Admission: $20
Presented by: The Student Prince & The Fort Restaurant
Address: 8 Fort Street, Springfield, MA (indoors and outdoors)

FRIDAY
5:30-7:30: Emcee Lopez from WMAS
5:00-6:00: Berkshire Mountain Wanderers (live music) 6:00: Introduction of Dignitaries
6:10: Ceremony of Maifest
Tapping of the Ceremonial Keg
Crowd Stein Raising
Ceremonial Cheer
7:00-10:30: Right On Band (live music)

SATURDAY
5:00: Rays of Hope speaker
5:00-10:00: Peaches Photo Booth 5:00-6:30: Kyle Langlois (live music) 7:00-11:00: Unforgettable Fire (live music)

Michael LaddenComment