In Minneapolis, MN
On July 20, kids can take a summer adventure with Pippi! From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. children entering grades 1-5 will explore the city’s Swedish castle and learn about Nordic history and culture with the world’s favorite red headed heroine - at Pippi Day Camp. Participants are encouraged to dress like Pippi or her friends. At the American Swedish Institute, $50/member or $60/non-member. Contact 612.871.4907, or

On July 26, learn to prepare pickled herring! Nordic Table knows that no summertime menu or smörgåsbord is complete without pickled herring, so they’re teaching easy ways to vary the flavors and textures of pickled herring. Make pickled herring at least three ways and add a seasonal berry dessert. Instructor Patrice Johnson is a Nordic food geek and meatball historian who loves to give traditional Scandinavian recipes a modern spin. 6:30-8 p.m. at the American Swedish Institute, $45/members, $55/non-members $55. Contact or

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In New York, NY
This week’s Summer Jazz concert on July 20 features the Sigmar Matthíasson Trio, a multi-national trio that plays original music by all members of the band, influenced by the folk music of their home countries. Come hear some of Scandinavia’s most talented young musicians, starting with a pre-concert reception on the terrace at 6 p.m, concert to follow at 7 p.m. Scandinavia House. 212.779.3587,

In Jamestown, NY
It’s back! The Scandinavian Folk Festival returns on July 21-23 for a weekend of music, folk dance, crafts, Nordic foods, exhibits, lectures, a Midsummer fest and much more! There is entertainment for the entire family, including special programming for children. The festival is at the Gerry Fireman's Rodeo Grounds in Gerry, New York, outside Jamestown. Contact the American Scandinavian Heritage Foundation for more information at 716.665.0883 or or see

In Hartford, WI
Swedish Golf Day on July 22: You and your friends, clients, business partners and colleagues meet at the Hartford Golf Club House at 9 a.m., teeing off for a great day of golf. Afterward enjoy the bar and grill for food, drink and visiting. $45/18 holes with power cart $29/18 holes walking. RSVP to or 414.291.7835.

In Philadelphia, PA
SmörgåsBeer: July 29 at 5-9 p.m. It's a the chance you’ve been waiting for - a summer evening sampling local Philly and international lagers, ales, stouts and more -paired alongside a spread of savories like Swedish meatballs, cheeses and sausages! Tickets are $30/advance, $35/ door, with a special designated driver price of $10. Register online or by phone to the American Swedish Historical Museum at 215.389.1776 or

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