Every year, on the 3rd Tuesday of the month of June, the community of Waterloo joins together to celebrate our sister city status with Porta Westfalica, Germany.The Porta Westfalica Festival began in 1981 after Sister Cities, Portaloo was founded in the fall of 1980. The event includes a parade, German music, food, and beverages, booths, and rides for children.The festival is located in downtown Waterloo, at the Monroe County Courthouse grounds, as well as the surrounding streets. A beer and wine garden is located on the corner of Main and Third Street, with inflatable rides on Mill Street.The parade begins at 6pm at Gibault Catholic High School, traveling on Columbia Avenue towards Main Street, turning South onto Main Street and traveling to the corner of Main and Third.Join us for great food! Enjoy BBQ pork steaks & brats, ribeye sandwiches, potato pancakes with applesauce, pretzels, ice cream, funnel cakes, and so much more!!