July 17th and 18th, German Days will take place in the historic depot parking lot in downtown Bismarck. If you're thinking about going, here are five things you can look forward to.

To get complete details regarding German Days, visit DowntownBismarck.com.

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    Authentic German Food

    Bratwurst, sauerkraut, strudle. If it's German, and it's delicious, there's a pretty good chance you'll find it at German Days.

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    Authentic German Beer

    Sure, there will be domestic beers, like Leinenkugal's Summer Shandy and Shiner Bock, but you'll also be able to enjoy authentic German beers from Weihenstephan and Schell. Buffalo Commons, based in Mandan, will also have a beer available.

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    Live Music

    Friday night, July 17th, you'll get to enjoy live music from the Little Dutch Band and Backstage Pass. Saturday night, July 18th, it's the Dakota Keys and Marv and the Moonlighters.

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    At 2 p.m. on Friday, July 17th, Kinderfest will kick off with entertainment for the kids, including Grimm's Fairy Tale performances of Bremen Town Musicians and Hansel and Gretel. Bring the kids! Kids 12 and under get in free!

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    The Stein Hoisting Contest

    At 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 18th, 96-5 The Fox and Townsquare Media will be hosting German Days' first ever stein hoisting contest! One glass liter, filled with beer. All you have to do is hold it out in front of you longer than the other contestants!

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