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Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

June 28 @ 9:30 am - June 29 @ 4:00 pm

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Celebrate Summer Solstice at the 2014 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival on Saturday June 28th from 9:30-5, and Sunday the 29th from 9:30-4.

 

The festivities begin at 9:30 am Saturday with the raising of the Maypole, followed at 10 am by a Grand March entrance. Costumed representatives from each of the five Scandinavian countries enter the park carrying the flag of their country, followed by the national anthems. Dancing and live music continue all day. Exhibits feature Scandinavioan inspired or traditional food, baked goods, decorations and hand-crafted pottery, glass, metal and woodwork, jewelry, painting, photography,  and more.

 

Norway will be well represented by a Viking encampment re-enactment by the Fjellborg Vikings of Colorado. There will be swordsmanship, a Viking ship replica, traditional crafts and daily life demonstrations at the historically correct encampment.

 

In addition there will be a vintage car show for Volvos and Saabs, silent auction and a raffle for two round trip air fares from Denver to Scandinavia on Iceland Air!

 

Saturday, June 28th:
9:30am – 10am: Raising of the Maypole, Grand Entrance of the National Flags, National and Regional Costumes & Singing of National Anthems
9:30 – 5pm: Arts & Crafts Booths Open, Viking Encampment, Swordsmanship & Battle Demonstration, National and Regional Food Booths, National and Regional Craft and Cooking Demonstrations, Vintage Saab & Volvo Car Show
10am – 5pm: Live Folk & National Music, Singing & Dancing Demonstrations

 

Sunday, June 29th:
9:30am – 10am: Traditional Church Service, Raising of the Maypole, Grand Entrance of the National Flags, National and Regional Costumes & Singing of National Anthems
9:30 – 5pm: Arts & Crafts Booths Open, Viking Encampment, Swordsmanship & Battle Demonstration, National and Regional Food Booths, National and Regional Craft and Cooking Demonstrations, Vintage Saab & Volvo Car Show
10am – 5pm: Live Folk & National Music, Singing & Dancing Demonstrations

 

 

Details

Start:
June 28 @ 9:30 am
End:
June 29 @ 4:00 pm

Venue

Bond Park
Downtown, Estes Park,

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