65th Annual Swedish Midsommar Festival

Stromsburg, Nebraska, founded in 1872, was settled predominately by Swedish immigrants. In 1966, the governor of Nebraska dubbed it as the "Swede Capital" of Nebraska.
An official Swedish Midsommar Festival started 65 years ago and has only increased in the variety of choices for the annual weekend event. Each year a new king and queen are crowned to represent Stromsburg in various ways throughout the year.
The three-day weekend plans include something for all ages. Free
entertainment includes local children dancing around a Maypole plus a variety of other talents, both local and guests. Skjaldborg Vikings reenact life during the Viking Age through demonstrations of weaponry and period costumes. A carnival and midway, car show, several athletic contests, a parade and craft show are some other choices. Local cooks provide plenty of good food, including Swedish delicacies.
The 2017 dates for this festival are June 16-18. More information can be found on www.theswedishfestival.com.

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65th Midsommar Festival
The third weekend in June has been a time to celebrate Swedish roots for 65 consecutive years in Stromsburg, NE, the "Swede Capital of Nebraska." The festival has grown with a variety of events during this special weekend as the community gets involved in many different ways.
The annual crowning of a new king and queen, a parade, free entertainment, local Swedish dancers, car show, carnival, craft show plus several athletic contests are just some of the events. The Skjaldborg Vikings reenact life during the Viking Age through demonstrations of weaponry and period costumes. Local cooks provide plenty of good food, including Swedish delicacies.
The 2017 dates for this festival are June 16-18. More information can be found on www.theswedishfestival.com.