Black Forest Inn, Minneapolis MN

2019 Holiday and Events

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Mother's Day
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Mothers are special today but everyone is welcome! There will be live music and, with any luck, nice enough weather to sit outside in the garden.


54th Anniversary
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
It's our 54th Anniversary today! Happy birthday to us!

Friday, May 24 – Sunday, June 2, 2019
Join us as we welcome one of the first delicious fresh foods of spring. A celebration of the noble asparagus! We will offer many special asparagus menu items and even a few asparagus drinks!

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Join us as we welcome one of the first delicious fresh foods of spring.

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Spargelfest Poster & Menu cover contest
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Memorial Day
Monday, May 27, 2019
We will be closed all day for Memorial Day

Deutsch Tage
Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9, 2019
This is the German-American Institute’s big festival to welcome summer at their Summit Avenue mansion! Join us for outdoor fun and food, German-style!<,br />

Stone Arch Festival of the Arts
Saturday & Sunday, June 15 & 16, 2019
We are selling bratwurst on the riverfront! Walk around the lovely riverfront area and listen to music, shop arts and crafts, and eat bratwurst!

Father’s Day
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Fathers are special today but everyone is welcome at the Black Forest Inn! We'll have a few special food items to help honor our fathers. We can’t promise great weather (though we're hoping) but we can promise you’ll love the music and food.

Summer Solstice
Friday, June 21, 2019

Independence Day
Thursday, July 4, 2019
We will be closed all day, July 4, for Independence Day.

National Bratwurst Day
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Join us on National Bratwurst Day for Brat Specials, Brat Prizes and Brat Trivia!

Labor Day
Monday, September 2, 2019
We will be closed all day for Labor Day.

Oktoberfest 2009

Oktoberfest, 2019
Friday, September 27 – Sunday, October 6, 2019

Alphorns! Accordions! Food specials!
Photo Opportunities! Prizes!
Beer! Beer! Beer!
Each day will be a different Deutsch-tastic celebration!

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Oktoberfest Poster & Menu cover contest
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Thursday, November 28, 2019
We will be closed all day for Thanksgiving

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Sunday, December 1 – Thursday, December 12, 2019
On each of the first twelve days of December, we are featuring one of our handmade German holidays treats. Buy that day’s treat at a discounted price! Buy just one cookie (or piece) of that day's treat! It's a great way to get to know our authentic, delicious, selection of German Christmas cookies.

Christmas Market!
Saturday & Sunday,
December 7 & 8, 2019

Join us in our banquet space for a market featuring local vendors and craftspeople! You're sure to find an affordable treasure for everyone on your list.

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Christmas Market

Winter Solstice
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Celebrate the solstice like a German, with beer! In honor of the darkest day of the year, we're having a special on all our dark beers.

Tuesday & Wednesday, December 24 & 25, 2019
We will be closed all day for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

New Year’s Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
We will be closed all day for New Year’s Day.

Valentine's Day
Friday, February 14, 2020
Live music!
Photo opportunities!
Have a picture taken of you and your sweetie with a giant pretzel!
We were named "Best Restaurant for Romance" in the 2006 City Pages Best of the Twin Cities!

Fasching (Mardi Gras)
Friday - Tuesday, February 21-25, 2020
Food specials! Live Music! Make your own Carnival mask!

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Fasching menu cover contest
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Christmas 2005

Fat Tuesday - The Last Day Of Fasching!!
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Live Music!
Beer & Chocolate!
Krapfen(deep fried jelly doughnuts) for all diners today!

There will be a few food specials for those who are observing the dietary restrictions of Lent (and, of course, anyone else who wants fish on Fridays!)

St. Patrick's Day
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
No we're not Irish, but we like boiled beef dinners as much as anyone! Stop by and fortify yourselves for whatever celebration you have in mind later on!

Spring Equinox
Thursday, March 19, 2020