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Scandinavian Midsummer Festival 2019

  • The Oaks Amusement Park 7805 Southeast Oaks Park Way Portland, OR, 97202 United States (map)

91st Annual Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
Music, Dancing, Games, Nordic Food,
Vendors, Beer Garden, Kids Area & More!

Presented by: Nordic Northwest and The League of Swedish Societies
Sponsored by: Scan|Design Foundation

Saturday, June 8, 2019
11:00-6:00pm
Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR

Adults $TBA
Seniors & Students $TBA
Families $TBA
Kids 11 & Under Free
(tentative prices)

Scandinavian of the Year Awarded: 1:00pm
Raising of the Maypole: 2:00pm

Midsummer Guests, who show their Midsummer Stamp at the Oaks Park Ticket Booth will receive a Deluxe Ride Bracelet for TBA

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Scandinavians have a long tradition of celebrating the Summer Solstice with bonfires and the raising of the Maypole. Here in Portland, that tradition has been celebrated for 91 continuous years at the Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival!

Everyone is welcome at this summer solstice festival! As anyone who's been there before knows, that it's always a fun, family-friendly day filled with games, dancing, food, Nordic vendors and crafts and, of course, the raising of the Maypole.

Scandinavians in traditional dress will greet hundreds of visitors beginning at 11 AM. Food and crafts are available all day from local Nordic clubs and vendors. Two stages of entertainment and a beer garden promise continuous entertainment with live music and dancing, all with a Nordic flavor. The Maypole will be raised at 2 PM and the Scandinavian of the Year award will be awarded at 1:00pm.

The festivities are a collaboration of the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation and the League of Swedish Societies. Lead sponsors include the ScanǀDesign Foundation, and IKEA Portland. Also sponsoring are Swedish Society Linnea, New Sweden Cultural Society and Finlandia Foundation.

Nordic Northwest at Nordia House
8800 SW Oleson Rd.
Portland, OR 97223
503-977-0275
https://www.nordicnorthwest.org/

Earlier Event: June 1
PBOT Resource Fair
Later Event: June 9
Ethiopian Cultural Festival