Peoria German American Society to hold its 15th Annual Fasching Ball (Traditional German Costume Ball) on Saturday, February 10th.
The event runs from 6:00 pm to midnight and is open to the public. Cost $6 in advance. At the door $8.00 a person. Attendees are encouraged to bring an appetizer to share. There will be a costume contest with prizes. Cash bar.
Area favorites the West MacQueen Street Band will perform from 7pm – 11 pm
Fasching Balls are the German version of Mardi Gras Parties or Karnivals. Fasching is celebrated across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, usually in predominately Catholic areas . Fasching is the last celebration before Lent or as the day is known in the U.S. as Fat Tuesday.