Black Forest Inn, Minneapolis MN

2019 Holiday and Events

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Thursday, November 28, 2019
We will be closed all day for Thanksgiving

Christmas Market

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.

Thursday, December 5, 2019
We’re going over to the dark side for a night. The Minnesota Krampus Society will be here, in full costume, to scare us into behaving ourselves so St, Nicholas can reward us the next day! Things will get going at 8:00 pm. We’ll have a fire pit in the beer garden, Krautrock in the banquet space, and we’ll be drinking dark beer. Bring your camera. And beware.

St. Nicholas Tag
Friday, December 6, 2019
In which all the good little boys and girls get rewarded. Come visit St. Nicholas! See if there are any gifts in your shoes! Indulge in an orange treat!

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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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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» see the previous contest winners!

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

Friday, April 3, 2020
It’s the “springtime Oktoberfest” in München, also known as the “secret fest” because it’s not well known to the tourists – which is just how they like it. Since they don’t want you at their Starkbierfest, we’ll have one right here! To celebrate double bock beer, like our favorite Paulaner Salvator, we’ll have a fire pit, bock poking, and live music!

Sunday, April 12, 2020
We will be closed all day for Easter.

Mother's Day
Sunday, May 10, 2020
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.

55th Anniversary
Friday, May 15, 2020
It's our 55th Anniversary today, the “Emerald Anniversary.” Happy birthday to us!

May 22 – May 31, 2020
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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Oktoberfest 2009

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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» see the previous contest winners!

Memorial Day
Monday, May 25, 2020
We will be closed all day for Memorial Day

Stone Arch Festival of the Arts
Saturday & Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2020
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 21, 2020
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
Saturday, June 20, 2020

Independence Day
Saturday, July 4, 2020
We will be closed all day, July 4, for Independence Day.

Labor Day
Monday, September 7, 2020
We will be closed all day for Labor Day.

Oktoberfest, 2020
Friday, September 25 – Sunday, October 4, 2020

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

» Check back to see this year's schedule of Oktoberfest events!

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» See the winner of this year's Oktoberfest menu cover contest!

>> Enter our Oktoberfest menu cover contest! <<

Oktoberfest Poster & Menu cover contest
» view contest guidelines
» see the previous contest winners!