The UberCool German Rock Band, Deutschmeister Brass Band, Die Spitzbuam and Hermann’s legendary Apostle Band will be part of the entertainment in Hermann Aug. 24-26 as the community continues to celebrate its 175th anniversary.

Special events will highlight Hermann’s heritage and include entertainment with German bands, dance groups, heritage tours, special exhibits and programs, activities for children and German food. This will continue the formal observance of the 175th anniversary that will run through December of 2012.

Activities are being planned throughout town on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug, 24-26, with special programs at: Deutschheim State Historic Site, the Museum at the German School, Stone Hill Winery, Hermannhof Winery, and other places. Most musical entertainment will be at the Clara Messmer Amphitheater in Downtown Hermann.

Hermann was founded on Aug. 27, 1836, when the German Settlement Society of Philadelphia chartered the colony of Hermann in the “Far West” for the express purpose of preserving the German language and culture.

The goal of Hermann’s 175th anniversary is to increase awareness of its citizens and visitors alike about the city’s German heritage and develop activities and programs to enhance that heritage as Hermann moves toward its bicentennial.

All of the entertainment and events are free.

Many of the restaurants in Hermann are adding German specialties to their menus and all of the town’s shops, galleries, wineries, and historic sites will be open.

A complete list of events and the complete schedule can be found at www.Visit, or call the Hermann Welcome Center, 312 Market St., 800-932-8687.