The Danube Swabian Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity serves the local community as a center for German culture, sports, education, and social activities. Formed in 1957, primarily by ethnic German immigrants who came to the United States in the aftermath of World War II, the organization continues to honor and uphold its traditions by promoting the language, music, dance, dress, and customs of the Danube Swabian people.

Upcoming Events

Friday Night Dinner

Friday, April 20, 2018 -- 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Menu includes Kassler Ripchen (smoked pork chops) with sides. Also includes soup, coffee, and dessert. Cost is $15. Please call Gerlinde at 215-673-4423 for reservations. Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 17.

G.T.V. Almrausch - 93 Stiftungsfest

Saturday, April 21, 2018 -- 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

We invite you to join the G.T.V. Almrausch to celebrate their 93rd anniversary at the Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein on Saturday, April 21. Please see the flyer or contact Rosemary at 856-484-6745 or for more information.

93 Stiftungsfest Flyer

Danubia Beer Festival

Saturday, April 28, 2018 -- 1:00 p.m.

Please join us again this year for Danubia Beer Festival! The event will be held at the club on Saturday, April 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cost will be $30 in advance, $35 at the door, and $10 for designated drivers. Tickets can be purchased at the club or by contacting a board member or by calling Ross at 215-552-9399.

Please visit our Danubia Beer Festival page or send an e-mail to for more information.

German Spring Concert

Sunday, April 29, 2018 -- 4:00 p.m.

On Sunday, April 29 at 4:00 p.m. the Franklinville Schwarzwald Mannerchor (THE Philadelphia German Men's Chorus) will be joined by the Damenchor Wald-Echo and guest instrumentalists in their Spring Concert. The men's and women's choruses annually perform at our club's Wallfahrt Mass, so please support the concert. It will be held at the VE Club. For more information or to reserve tickets or a table, please call Mark Fairchild at 215-486-3440.

Mother's Day Dinner

Friday, May 11, 2018 -- 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Plan a relaxing evening dinner at the club for mom and family! The Kindergruppe group is planning a program.

Please call Gerlinde at 215-673-4423 for reservations or for more information.

Pilgrimage Mass and Lunch

Sunday, June 3, 2018 -- 11:00 a.m.

Our annual Pilgrimage Mass will be held on Sunday, June 3 at the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer Chapel (521 Moredon Road, Hungtingdon Valley, PA 19006). Please join us as we commemorate the 74nd anniversary of the expulsion and remember all those who have gone before us.

Please visit our Pilgrimage Mass page for more information about this special event.

Philadelphia Sommerfest

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -- 1:00 p.m.

Join our club and other German clubs in the area to celebrate our culture and traditions. The event will be held on the grounds of the Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein in Northeast Philadelphia. Sponsored by the Steuben Day Observance Association.

Club Picnic - Pig Roast

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Please join us for our annual club picnic and pig roast! This is always a fun event with great German food.

Tag der Donauschwaben - Danube Swabian Festival

Sunday, August 26, 2018

This all-day German celebration features plenty of food, drink, soccer, folk dancing, and German music. All members and friends are invited to attend.

Come and enjoy a beautiful day of Gemütlichkeit!

Landestreffen der Donauschwaben

Friday, August 31, 2018 to Monday, September 3, 2018

Join our club and other Donauschwaben clubs from across the United States and Canada for this annual event.

German-American Steuben Parade Gala Banquet

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Please join us for the annual German-American Steuben Parade Gala Banquet. Visit for more information.

German-American Steuben Parade

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Plan to join the club for the annual German-American Steuben Parade, which will once again be held in Rockledge / Fox Chase. Please visit for more information.

Wine Tasting

Saturday, October 13, 2018 -- 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for our 4rd annual wine tasting event!

Children's Christmas Show

Sunday, December 2, 2018

The children and youth group will put us in the Christmas spirit with holiday plays, songs, and poems.

Quarterly Newsletter

We are pleased to share with you the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter.

Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 Newsletter

2018 Schedule of Events

The club's 2018 Schedule of Events is now available. Please check the web site frequently for updates.

2018 Schedule of Events

Danubia-L Mailing List

Please subscribe to our "Danubia-L" mailing list to stay informed of news and upcoming events at the club.

Danubia-L Mailing List Sign-Up

Hall Rental

Are you interested in renting the hall at the club? If so, visit our Hall Rental / Catering page for more information.

Photo Albums

We recently posted some photo albums from Trachtenfests over the years. Please visit our Photos page to see them.