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 nordstjernan.com 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.