On Saturday, September 17th we will celebrate our 65th Annual Parade on 5th Avenue!! This year we are honored to have Herr Axel Dittmann, Deputy Chief of Mission, German Embassy Washington and Mayor Dirk Breuer of Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Grand Marshals of our Parade. Each year, on the third Saturday of September, The German-American Steuben Parade is held on Manhattan’s famous Fifth Avenue.  The Parade is sponsored by the German-American Committee of Greater New York, Inc., and is organized by the German-American Steuben Parade Committee in a concerted effort between many German-American Organizations.


The Steuben Parade Committee will welcome participant groups from NY, NJ, CT, PA and VA.  We are pleased to host 11 Groups from Overseas, consisting of German bands, Karneval Groups and Hunting Clubs. In addition, 14 colorfully decorated Floats will ride up NYC’s Fifth Avenue including:

  • The American Turners
  • The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • The German Masonic Charitable Foundation
  • The German-American Steuben Committee NJ
  • German School Connecticut
  • Plattdeutsche Retirement Home
  • Plattdeutsche Volksfest Vereen of NY & NJ
  • The Steuben Society of America

The groups attending from Germany are:

  • Jänschwalder Blasmusikanten e.V.
  • Feuerwehr Korschenbroich
  • Instrumentalgruppe der KLJB Borkenwirthe e.V.
  • Circus Comicus e.V.
  • Feuerwehr Ittenbach
  • Tambourcorps Kuentrop
  • International Police Association, Deutsche Sektion e.V.
  • Fanfarenzug Reichenau
  • Spielmanns-und Fanfarenzug Eggenfelden e.V.
  • Schülerblasorchester St. Ottilien
  • Feuerwehrgruppe Stratmann

The floats in the Parade are:

  • President’s Float (Von Steuben & Washington) – Steuben Society of America
  • Miss German – America and her Court – Friends of Parade
  • German School NY
  • Faith, Hope and Charity – German Masonic Charitable Foundation
  • Brooklyn Bridge – Roebling – Plattduetsche Volksfest Vereen NY & NJ
  • Miss Plattduetsch & her Court – Plattduetsche Restaurant & Biergarten
  • Plattduetsche Retirement Home
  • Bierhaus NYC – Oktoberfest
  • Hofbräu München – Oktoberfest
  • Hofbräu München – Masskrugstemmen Competition Teams
  • “Together for Tomorrow” – Sustainable Innovation German Embassy & Consulate General New York
  • Kölsche Funke New York – Agrippina Colonia & Dreigestirn Float Koebesse Band – Forest Pork Store
  • Bridging Cultures- German School of Connecticut
  • German-American Friendship Missions of the Federal Republic of Germany & German-American Heritage Museum of the USA
  • Wir Lernen Deutsch – German American Steuben Parade Committee of New Jersey
  • Weihenstephan – Oktoberfest – Total Beverage Solution
  • Lebkuchen Schmidt – European Deli