Many celebrations have passed but don’t despair – there is still ample opportunity for you to get your fill of Scandinavian celebrations in the U.S.

Crayfish parties kick off already in August, there’s also an accordion festival in Rhode Island, a Spelmansstämma in Minnesota... check events listings at for dates and locations. When it comes to major festivals, on the east coast there’s ScanFest in New Jersey on Sept. 04; in the Midwest there’s the Annual Scandinavian Day Festival or Vasa Park, Illinois on Sept. 11. Further west, in Minot, ND, the incredible Norsk Høstfest – really a Scandinavian/Nordic event which draws thousands and thousands on Sept 27 through Oct. 1. The Lindsborg Svensk Hyllningsfest on Oct. 7-8 - a festive tribute to the pioneering settlers in Lindsborg, Kansas. Then later, a long list of Leif Erikson or John Ericson celebrations throughout the USA.

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Photos below from the Jamestown Scandinavian Folk Festival in Gerry, NY, July 15-17.