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2018 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival @ Oaks Park | Live Entertainment, Beer, Wine, Nordic Cuisine, Lawn Games, Local Makers & More!

June 9, 2018 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost: Adults $8 / Seniors & Students $7 / Families $17 /Children 11 & Under FREE
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Oaks Park
7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Midsummer Festival
All Ages
More info: nordicnorthwest.org

Scandinavians in traditional dress will greet our thousands of visitors on June 9 for the 90th annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. Food and crafts are available all day from local Nordic clubs, vendors, and artists. Two stages of entertainment and a beer garden promise continuous entertainment with live music and dancing, all with a Nordic flair. Awards and honors, including The Scandinavian of the Year Award, will be given on this day, and the Midsummer Pole will be raised with much excitement and pomp, followed by festive dancing and singing!

This event is meant for families. Midsummer crafts, free face painting, and games abound! Make magic Midsummer Bubble Wands and paper butterflies and more to keep the spirit of Midsummer alive all year.

When the sun is high in the sky, grab a dancing partner big or small and join us in a celebratory dance around the Midsummer Pole at 2 PM! Adults and children sing songs and dance folk dances in a ring. With your help, the majstång is decorated from top to bottom in flowers and leaves and, once standing, it signifies the beginning of the summer season. This gathering is the highlight of the day… let summer commence!

Our crafts are for all ages! Bring the whole family, including the dog, and enjoy the beginnings of a Portland summer, Nordic style. We encourage picnicking!

Fresh summer greenery is said to contain magic. The weaving of floral Midsummer wreaths has been a way to harness this power and ensure good health throughout the year in celebrations in Scandinavia for centuries. Legend says that a child who picks seven flowers and puts them under their pillow will dream of the person they will marry! Use bright flowers and delicate birch branches to weave a wreath of your own!


Wander around the grounds and explore the booths with Nordic vendors from all over the Pacific Northwest! Shop everything from traditional swords and weaponry to honey mead and locally-made artisan crafts, from vintage Scandinavian finds to contemporary Nordic designs! Our 2018 Vendors List is coming soon! Stay tuned for details on all your favorite Nordic brands in and around Portland who are participating!

What goes better with ale from pFriem Family Brewers or wine from Johan Vineyards than Nordic cuisine? Taste the classic flavors of sweet thin Swedish pancakes, round Danish æbelskiver, and cardamom buns slathered with butter and jam… and that’s just to start!

Come grab a bite from Viking Soul Food or the Scandinavian Café: lefse, laks, pølser, and more.

We have lawn games for everyone: tug-of-war, potato sack and egg races, Dala Horse Croquet and Nordic Jenga! Plus, check out the classic Scandinavian game Kubb, where you knock down your opponents wooden King before they get to yours in a game of oversized “Viking chess!” Plus, guests who show their Midsummer Stamp at the Oaks Park Ticket Booth will receive a discounted Deluxe Ride Bracelet!

Sit back and enjoy a wide variety of Scandinavian entertainment, from traditional dancing to vibrant live music, on both of our stages. These sounds from across the Pacific Northwest provide the perfect backdrop for a lively midsummer celebration.

Once the Midsummer Pole is raised, the entire park joins hands to learn routines from our professional team of Nordic dancers.

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