Associate Organizations

German Consulat (Miami)
Swiss Consulat (Miami)
German American Business Chamber (GABC)
German American Social Club (GASC)


Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

2016 Oktoberfest Supporters

2015 Oktoberfest Supporters

2014 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2013 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2012 Oktoberfest Vendors

2011 Oktoberfest Vendors

2010 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2017 Oktoberfest

GIPA's 26th annual Oktoberfest will be Saturday October 7, 2017 from 12-7 PM at the German American Social Club 11919 SW 56th St. Miami FL 33175. Save the date! More details coming very shortly.

Fall General Meeting Postponed

Dear Members:

With the increasing danger for severe weather posed by the approaching hurricane, we will be postponing our Fall General Meeting that was originally scheduled for this Thursday evening at Sunset Elementary.

Our plan is to reschedule the meeting for a date later in September, which we will announce in a future communication.

Our immediate focus and hopes are that each family is taking the necessary precautions to ensure their own safety and security with the impending storm.

We look forward to reconnecting with each of you in the near future. Until that time, please prepare and pray for the safety and well being of all in the coming days.

Our thoughts are with each of you.


Ted Ballard
GIPA President

Welcome Incoming 6th Graders! Postponed

First of its kind welcome picnic for new German students at Carver Middle School, September 9 2017. Read more...

Awards for Carver

Welcome Incoming 1st Graders!

The 1st grade welcome picnic was a great success! It was a hot day as usual on Saturday but it was fun regardless! Read more ...

GIPA News: June 2017 Newsletter


The June 2017 GIPA Newsletter is available for download (17 MB PDF file).

GIPA Scholarship Winners

On Friday, June 2, 2017, GIPA president Ted Ballard awarded GIPA scholarships to three deserving high school seniors in the German International Studies (IS) and International Education (IE) programs at Coral Reef High School. The first place ($1000) scholarship was awarded to IS student Caterina Zientek. The second ($750) and third ($500) place scholarships were awarded to IE students Antonio Huby and L'Amat Rosales, respectively. This is the fifth year that GIPA has awarded scholarships to Reef students. GIPA would like to extend a special “Vielen Dank!” to Kristina Bujakiewicz, who volunteered to be the scholarship coordinator this year, as well as to the many parents who served as judges and essay evaluators. Congratulations, Caterina, Antonio and L’Amat!

High Marks for Miami Elementary Schools with German IS Programs

The two elementary schools with German IS programs both ranked in the top 5 in the Miami area, according to a recent assessment. West Lab ranked number 2 and Sunset ranked number 4 in the Miami area public elementary schools.