33rd Annual GAMGA Gala 2018: Jan 5th-6th

We invite all Karneval/Mardi Gras lovers from all over the world to the spacious and beautiful Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Date: TBA
What is the GAMGA Gala?

The GAMGA Gala is the main (or better – only) event of the German American   Mardi Gras Association – the assembly of (German) American Karneval Groups in North America. We celebrate it in the tradition of Karneval/ Fasching/ Fastnacht/ Mardi Gras, keeping traditions alive and passing them on to future generations. It gives especially young performers an outstanding opportunity to perform in front of the biggest audience – in Las Vegas.

The Gala traditionally takes place during the beginning of January in Las Vegas and is attended by about 1000 people. The event is open to anyone interested in German American Karneval, although GAMGA member clubs receive a small discount on entry prices.

The event takes place at a hotel in Las Vegas in a ball room. The hotel traditionally accommodates the majority of attendees which gives a great opportunity not only to attend the event, but also to mingle with like minded people from all over the country (and world) and enjoy Las Vegas.

The GAMGA board of Directors (all volunteers), with the help of many other volunteers, organize and run the event. The Gala takes place on 2 days – Friday and Saturday.

Both German and American food and beer is served at the event (but it is not a sit down dinner!). The event is a mixture of performances and (ball room) dancing to music provided by a live band and a DJ.

Friday event
The Friday event is the traditional “goofing off” day. Although there is a formal part in the program (e.g. when the GAMGA Prinzenpaar for the year is crowned), the audience is dressing up in “Karneval attire” (some which will get a prize later at night!). The performances during the night are “skits”, where (all amateur) performers show off their humorous side or in show dances. The official program starts usually just before 7pm.

Saturday event
The Saturday event is the more formal event. The audience is dressing more formal (dinner dress) and the attending Karneval groups dress in their official uniforms, wearing their medals. Many Karneval Groups bring their Prinzenpaar to GAMGA and they will show in their beautiful costumes.

The event starts usually before 7pm with a March in of the GAMGA Karneval Groups and their Prinzenpaar. After 8pm the Groups present their Garde Dances in the traditional Garde uniforms.

Event Location: TUSCANY HOTEL and SUITES Las Vegas

TUSCANY Suites & Casino-GAMGA Room Rates for 2018-Not Available for Booking yet (updated: Jan 24th, 2017)

Tuscany Suites & Casino

Location: 255 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas

The GAMGA board invites our members and guests from all over the world to have a lot of fun and celebrate with us 32 Years of German American Karneval.

The GAMGA board has reserved sufficient ball room space and rooms to accommodate anyone wanting to join us in our celebration. We are very optimistic that you will like the Hotel, the rooms, the closeness to the Las Vegas Strip and will help us to make this event the biggest GAMGA Gala ever.

GAMGA Room rates:

Date Rate
Sunday – Thursday TBA
Friday, January 13, 2017 TBA
Saturday, January 14, 2017 TBA


Rates are for single or double occupancy. Additional person per room – $20 per room and night plus tax. Rates are subject to Clark County Tax (12%).

Registered guests must be 21 or older. 24$ resort fee is waived if rooms are ordered under (GAMGA) group rates.

For room reservation call Tuscany Room Reservations Department at: Tel. 877-887-2261 and ask for GAMGA Group Rates.

Reservations must be made before TBA. Credit card is required for first night’s room and tax deposit.

Other provisions:

  • Baggage handling fee
    A mandatory group baggage-handling fee of $4.00 per guest will apply to all individuals arriving by bus. The fee is mandatory and must be prepaid prior to group’s arrival. The group’s baggage handling fee will cover baggage handling in and out of the hotel and represents the bellman gratuity.
  • Check-in time is 3PM and check-out time is 11:00AM
  • In the event you must ship material to the Tuscany, please note that handling fees apply ($25 and up depending on weight)


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Purchase GAMGA GALA Tickets-2018

Purchase Tickets:

2018 GAMGA Gala Jan 5th-6th is open-BUY HERE

Note: At Door Tickets Available

Advertise in the GAMGA Gala Magazine-Info HERE

GAMGA Gala magazine


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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