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

Find a German Mardi Gras Group in North America, near you


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.

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Great Photos of Spielmannszug Minnesota at the 9th Annual German Maifest – Watertown MN. Yay for spreading the Karneval love!

If your Karneval group has attended events like Maifest, please send GAMGA a message on our FB page as we would LOVE to share it with our community.
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Here are some great photos, taken by Anna Ko, at Maifest! To see more Maifest photos and learn about the photographer, visit: annakophoto.com/maifest-2017-watertown

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