Join us for the annual Luxembourg Fest Polka Mass. The greatest way to wrap up Luxembourg Fest week is through this special Catholic Mass. Live Music at Mass is provided by the Goodtime Dutchmen. The Luxembourg Fest pageantry is a unique and very popular end to this mass, where the Luxembourg Fest 2021 Duke and Duchess will be crowned. Following mass, the music and dancing continues, and a Luxembourg Lunch is available, including Treipen and other culinary delights.
Celebrate Belgium, Wisconsin’s Luxembourg heritage at Luxembourg Fest-
the World’s Largest Luxembourg Family Reunion!
Join us for a weekend of Luxembourgish Fun Friday, August 13- Sunday, August 15, 2021. All fest activities take place at Belgium’s Community Park on Main Street in Belgium, Wisconsin.
The festivities currently planned include a Friday night blues band, followed by Saturday’s Luxembourg Fest Parade, FREE Kids’ Zone, Car Show, Luxembourg Fest Street Market, the Vern Arendt Photo Tent, Ansay International’s Taste of Luxembourg Experience, International Welcome Tent, Great Food, Cold Drinks, and Live Music all day including the Echoes of Camp Randall, Nitro Five, Star Six Nine and, if travel allows, special band from Luxembourg to be announced!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021:
Blues concert brought to us by the Paramount Music Association. More details to come!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021:
9 am: Car show begins. Registration info to come soon. Admire cars from throughout history at our Main Street Fest grounds.
10 am: Parade steps off on Main Street on the corner of Main and Lar-Ann, marching west down Main past the park to Elm.
10 am- 4 pm: Kids Zone is open. Free of charge! Be entertained by Mary Macaroni and play like a kid on farm-fresh hay bales. More details to come!
10 am- 4 pm. Luxembourg Fest Street Market is open. Shop to your heart’s content with a variety of vendors right on Beech Street next to the park.
Echoes of Camp Randall: Watch this great band that cheers on the Badgers as they march in our parade and entertain at the park afterwards (Please note, this booking is tentative, subject to status of COVID at the time and UW approvals).
11 am: Registration for World’s Largest Treipen Contest
12 pm: World’s Largest Treipen Contest
1 pm- 5 pm: Caricature Artist
1 pm- 4 pm: Luxembourg Band performs, contingent on the ability to travel internationally. Details TBD.
4 pm- 7 pm: Nitro Five Performs
7 pm- 11 pm: Star Six Nine Performs
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2021:
Join us at 10 am for the Luxembourg Fest Polka Mass. This Catholic mass is a special tradition here at Luxembourg Fest. Following mass is the traditional crowning of the Duke and Duchess, Pat and Rhonda Krier. Stick around afterwards for some delicious Luxembourgish dining fare, including Treipen, and dance til your feet hurt to the cheery tunes of the Goodtime Dutchmen! Music and food continue until 1 pm.
Join us Friday, July 9th from 6 pm – 10 pm for a relaxing Wisconsin summer night in our beautiful Peche-Leider Luxembourg Gardens. We invite you to join us for live music, food, fun, and delicious Luxembourgish beer, wine and hard cider. FREE admission. Featuring the talents of award-winning musician Ryan McIntyre.
We are celebrating our community by giving back!
The first week of February, the Luxembourg American Cultural Center will be open FREE to all residents of Ozaukee and Washington Counties!
Come on in during our open hours, February 1, 4, 5 and 6, 2021 and prove your residency (driver’s license is fine) for FREE entry to our center!
Monday, February 1: 10 am- 4 pm
Thursday, February 4: 10 am- 4 pm
Friday, February 5: 10 am- 4 pm
Saturday, February 6: 10 am- 4 pm
Every year, on the first Saturday in December, Belgium, Wisconsin celebrates its European heritage with a unique celebration. Starting with a night parade at 4:30 pm, the celebration continues at Belgium’s Village Square with a visit from St. Nick, free treats and crafts for the kids, free hot chocolate for all, music, vendors inside the LACS, hay wagon rides, and more!
LACS to end the year on a high note with NYE Virtual Jazz Brunch featuring Luxembourg’s Michel Meis 4tet
The LACS will end the year on a high note when it presents its second Live from Luxembourg virtual concert. This one is a Jazz Brunch benefit concert featuring Luxembourg’s Michel Meis 4tet.
The Luxembourg American Cultural Society has announced holiday hours for 2020.
The LACS will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday, November 26th through Sunday, November 29th.
The center will also close in celebration of the Christmas holiday December 19th, 2020 through January 3rd, 2021.
Over the holiday break, the staff of the LACS invites you to join us virtually in bidding farewell to 2020 at our next Live from Luxembourg Event. This one is a virtual Jazz Brunch with Luxembourg’s Michel Meis 4-tet, held at www.lacs.lu on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 11 am CST.
The staff and Board of Directors at the LACS wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.
“Votes For Women: 100 Years of Women’s Voting Rights in Luxembourg and the United States”
When: Thu, Aug 6, 2020 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
Fri, Aug 7, 2020 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT
Cost: $5 Technology Fee
To Register: Click Here
The LACS Cultural Conference has gone virtual this year! We are celebrating the centenary of suffrage movements in both Luxembourg and the United States. Universal suffrage was adopted into law in Luxembourg in 1919, and women’s suffrage was ratified into law in the United States in 1920. Our expert speakers and their topics show how individuals worked together to create movements and built upon each other’s accomplishments. Join us as we dig deeper into the history of these suffrage movements and show the similarities and differences of events happening at the same time on different continents. There is a $5 registration fee for this conference to help offset technology costs. Everyone who registers will receive a free recording of the conference to watch at any time! Class size is limited- register today!
Thursday 6 August 2020 (Central Standard Time)
12:00 PM Welcome – LACS Curator Serena Stuettgen
12:15 PM A Question of Equality: The Introduction of Women’s Suffrage in Luxembourg – Dr. Renée Wagener
1:15 PM Break (15 minutes)
1:30 PM ‘Forward’ Women in Wisconsin – Dr. Genevieve McBride
2:30 PM Break (15 minutes)
2:45 PM The Role of Immigrants in the Suffrage Movement – Lizzie Hjelle
3:30 PM Conclusion of Day One – LACS Curator Serena Stuettgen
Friday 7 August 2020 (Central Standard Time)
12:00 PM Welcome – LACS Curator Serena Stuettgen
12:15 PM Grand Duchess Marie Adelheid, the Crisis of Monarchy, and the Introduction of Women’s Suffrage in Luxembourg after World War I – Dr. Renée Wagener
1:00 PM Break
1:15 PM Lucy Stone: The Forgotten Suffragist – Katie Woods
2:00 PM Break
2:15 PM More than the ‘Hostess with the Mostess’: Perle Mesta as Political Influencer and Diplomat– Megan Woods
3:00 PM Conclusion of Day Two – LACS Curator Serena Stuettgen
With the global pandemic dropping a gigantic question mark on the safety of this summer’s large-scale festivals and events, the board of the Luxembourg American Cultural Society has made the difficult decision to suspend all in-person events relating to the 34th annual Luxembourg Fest August 6-9- with some activities going virtual and others postponing.
CLICK HERE for an interview of Stan Myck, Consular from the Luxembourg Embassy in Washington, D.C. In November, 2019, Consul Myck traveled as an envoy from the Embassy to speak in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the legendary WWII Battle which…