The Scandinavian Festival is back!
The annual Scandinavian Festival!
Where & When
Join the Nordic Culture Clubs for the 46th Annual SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL @ Hjemkomst Center and Viking Ship Park.
Performances and demonstrations will be held throughout both days of the Scandinavian Festival in the Viking Ship Park, Hopperstad Stave Church, and the Hjemkomst Center’s Heritage Hall, Ship Gallery Theater Room, Atrium, and Elm Board Room.
Inside the Hjemkomst Center, visitors will find the Nordic Marketplace, where they can shop for Nordic merchandise, sample Nordic foods, and enjoy performances ranging from an Icelandic Pianist to Nordic Dancers and Hardanger Fiddlers. The main floor auditorium will feature the “Tastes of Scandinavia” Food Court, hosted by the FM Area Nordic Clubs, where visitors can indulge in both new and traditional Nordic foods, including lefse, lingonberry meatballs, viking-on-a-stick, vinaterta, aebelskiver, rømmegrøt, kladdkaka, and raparperi kiisseli.
Outside in the Viking Ship Park, NCC is hosting the Viking Encampment from Minneapolis, MN, where visitors can enjoy many of the same attractions but with a focus on the Viking Age, including crafts, storytelling, and the popular Viking battle demonstrations. Also, new this year is the Moorhead Park and Recreation’s Outdoor Trailer Stage, featuring both contemporary and traditional Scandinavian performers. Kids can get their faces painted and participate in storytelling and crafts.
The Nordic Culture Club is hosting the Opening Ceremony from 5:00 to 8:00 at Drekker Brewing Company on Thursday, June 22. A Nordic Dinner will be held at the Garden Pavilion on Friday evening, June 23rd, from 6:00 – 9:00. Tickets are available on the Nordic Culture Clubs website.