The Home of German Mardi Gras in North America

Karneval History

KARNEVAL is a season, not just an event.

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GAMGA Gala 2018

Join us in Las Vegas, NV on January 5th-6th, 2018 to celebrate 33 years of German Mardi Gras

About Mardi Gras

All the things you need to know about German Karneval/Mardi Gras/Fasching

Mardi Gras in Photos

GAMGA in Photos & Videos. Best way to see what it is all about, next to attending a function

Mardi Gras Functions

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The German American Mardi Gras Association represents the German American Karneval Clubs in the USA and Canada. Karneval/Mardi Gras has a long tradition in Germany and is celebrated by millions of people there. Our goal is to give people in North America that same kind of feeling, the fun and the freedom of German Karneval, give them a place to celebrate the “fifth season” in America and keep a bit of German culture alive. All are welcome, no need to be German! GAMGA celebrates one time per year an America wide event – the GAMGA Gala in Las Vegas-  with visitors from all over the world.

It's International Dance Day! So we are sharing our favorite dance....The Garde Routine!

We love the new tradition of the various Garde (dance troupes) coming together for a routine at GAMGA.
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Here is the Video from this years GAMGA of a new tradition that started last year called the "Friendship Garde". Such an amazing job by everyone that participated! Next year we will have even more gro...

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If you live in Wisconsin and are near Wauwatosa then you need to go to the Bockbierfest! Hosted by our friends Spielmannszug Milwaukee. ... See MoreSee Less


April 29, 2017, 5:00pm - April 29, 2017, 11:00pm

Join us as we welcome spring and the new Bockbier. Alte Kameraden will be playing and Spielmannszug will be performing.

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