Belleville200–The Weekend

I’ve covered some of the specific, special events of the Belleville200 celebration, but there was a lot more going on all weekend long!

We saw a lot of demonstrations:

The Beach Boys may have been the headline band, but we also heard the Belleville Philharmonic, the Waterloo German Band, and the Belleville German Band. So, over the weekend, we heard classic rock, classical, and German music…very diverse, and we loved it all! We especially loved “Roll out the Barrel,” “In Heaven there is No Beer,” and “Edelweiss.” We all danced in the streets, too (and we weren’t the only ones)!

The children’s area was fantastic…rides, games, and a petting zoo, plus yet another stage for performances:

There was so much more to see and do!

But mostly, we saw all kinds of people!

This was the biggest Oktoberfest celebration Belleville has had since we’ve lived here, and I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate Belleville’s 200th birthday, and the city’s German heritage. It was the perfect party!

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