Find the event close to you and enjoy the maypole and music, food and flowers, dancing and joy … a piece of Swedish culture and tradition you don't want to miss. This is what it's all about - Swedish Midsummer 101

No celebration listed close to you? For continuous info from all over the U.S., see events at http://www.nordstjernan.com/calendar (and upload your own celebration, listing is free) Also, find your local SWEA chapter by going to www.swea.org - almost every SWEA organization will celebrate this day.

IKEA USA
12 Jun 2015
IKEA kicks off Midsummer early, partly due to the furniture megastore's celebration of 30 years in America on June 12. A Swedish Traditional Midsummer Smörgåsbord can be enjoyed U.S. wide, with an all-you-can-eat buffet. Each store has different seatings - call your local store for details. Some locations have live Swedish entertainment. www.ikea.com/us/en/

California
Gilmore Adobe
20 Jun 2015, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SWEA Los Angeles, SACC-LA’s & The Swedish Church’s Midsummer celebration. Maypole decorating, dance and food. More info www.losangeles.swea.org or www.svenskakyrkan.se/losangeles Email: losangeles@swea.org or call 310-832-6800

Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles
27 Jun 2015, 5:00 PM
Annual Midsummer Shrimp Feast at Nansen Field. All you can eat of you- peel shrimp and other delicious food will be offered. Live music and dancing. Reservations! For more info www.nansenfield.org or midsummer@nansenfield.com or or NansenField@yahoo.com

House of Sweden, San Diego
21 Jun 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Midsummer celebration. Swedish food, folk dancing and dance around the Maypole. More info www.houseofsweden.us pat.coffey@cox.net or call 619-300-1738 or 619-286-8293

Sveadal, Morgan Hill
20 Jun 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Swedish American Patriotic League 121th Midsummer Celebration. Maypole, dancing, music & Dinner. More info www.sveadal.org; email midsummertickets@.sveadal.org or call 408-782-4631 or 415-407-0095

Vasa Park Agoura
28 Jun 2015, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
The Swedish American Central Association Annual Midsummer Festival. Maypole, dancing, singing, Children’s Games, Spelmanslag and Folk Dancing. Info www.vasapark.org; email info@vasapark.org or call 562-923-5828 or 818-894-2836

Colorado
Estes Park
27 Jun 2015, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
28 Jun 2015, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Scandinavian midsummer celebration with Maypole, Scandinavian food, crafts, dancing, music and Viking re-enactors. More info www.estesmidsummer.com, email info@estesmidsummer.com or bouldercathy@indra.com or call 303-449-9596

Connecticut
Fairfield
20 Jun 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Annual Midsummer Fest at The Scandinavian Club. Maypole, music and dance. More info www.thescandinavianclub.com or scanclubnews@hotmail.com or carinak2010@hotmail.com or 203-259-1571

Vasa Park, Meriden
28 Jun 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Traditional Swedish Midsommarfest. Maypole, music, dance, entertainment and food. More info https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vasa-Park-South-Meriden-Connecticut-Swedish/167079233338786?sk=info&t&tab=page_info or alogonoski@aol.com or 203-238-7829

Washington, DC
Carderock Park, MD
21 Jun 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Midsummer Celebration hosted by ASA, Drott Lodge, SWEA DC and Norwegian Society. Maypole, dancing, activities for children and Potluck dinner. For more info www.scandinavian-dc.org or www.swea.org/washingtondc or www.drott-lodge.org or email gerry@schueman.com or washingtondc@swea.org

Illinois
Andersonville
12 Jun 2015, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
13 Jun 2015, 11:00 AM - 10.00 PM
14 Jun 2015, 11:00 AM - 10.00 PM
50th Annual Midsommarfest. Maypole, Swedish Music, dancing, kids' entertainment, delicious food and ethnic dance troupes and cutting-edge bands. www.andersonville.org/midsommarfest

Bishop Hill
20 Jun 2015, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Music Festival and Midsommar Celebration. Music for the whole family. Procession to the Colony School. Decoration and dancing around the Maypole, Barn Dance. Info www.bishophill.com or 309-927-3311

Chicago
13 Jun 2015, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Come celebrate Midsommar with the The Swedish American Museum. Traditional Swedish music and dancing around the Maypole! www.swedishamericanmuseum.org or info@samac.org

Good Templer Park, Geneva
21 Jun 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Swedish Days, Geneva’s 105th Midsommar Festival. Arts & Crafts Fair, Folk Dancers, Maypole Celebration, Live Scandinavian Music and Dances, Children's Choir, Viking Encampment. www.swedishday.net, email SwedishDay@gmail.com or call 847-845-2640

Geneva
23 Jun 2015 – 28 Jun 2015
Annual Midsummer Festival - Swedish Days. Parade, great food, carnival rides, live music, a craft show and many children’s games. 630-232-6060 or www.genevachamber.com

Lake Forest
20 Jun 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
SWEA Chicago Midsummer Celebration. Dancing around the maypole, games and smörgåsbord. http://chicago.swea.org/events/midsommar-2/ or sweachicagoprogram@gmail.com

Rockford
20 Jun 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Swedish Historical Society hosts Midsommar Festival at the Erlander Museum. Maypole, Folk Dancers and entertainment, Swedish food & market, kid’s activities. www.swedishhistorical.org or 815-963-5559 or email lristin@comcast.net

Vasa Park, South Elgin
20 Jun 2015, 3:30 PM – 10:00 PM
10th Annual Scandinavian Midsummer Celebration. Maypole, dancing, kid’s activities, bonfire and music. www.vasaparkil.com or call 630-665-7866 or email vasaparkil@yahoo.com or cmhoidahl@gmail.com

Iowa
Willow Creek Park, Iowa City
20 Jun 2015, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Iowa City Swedish Club Midsommar Fest with games and a potluck dinner. More info: www.iowacityswedishclub.com or jswan52246@aol.com 319-338-9129 or jsmadsen@mchsi.com 319-351-2595

Swedesburg
26 Jun 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Swedish Heritage Society Midsummer Fest. Majstång with dancing, music and Swedish folk songs. More info email swedish@iowatelecom.net or call 319-254-2317

Kansas
Lindsborg
20 Jun 2015, 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Midsummer's Festival. May pole, Music, Scandinavian style food, Kubb, Folk Dancers, fun run, Arts & Crafts. More info www.midsummersfestival.com or www.visitlindsborg.com, email Info@MidsummersFestival.com or call 785-227-3355

Maine
New Sweden
19 Jun 2015 – 21 Jun 2015
New Sweden Historical Society Midsommar Celebration. Maypole, Dancing, Fun and Food. More info www.facebook.com/NewSwedenHistoricalSociety or raycarolynhilde@gmail.com

Maryland
Carderock Park, MD
21 Jun 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Midsummer Celebration hosted by ASA, Drott Lodge, SWEA DC and Norwegian Society. Maypole, dancing, activities for children and Potluck dinner. www.scandinavian-dc.org or www.swea.org/washingtondc or www.drott-lodge.org or email gerry@schueman.com or washingtondc@swea.org

Massachusetts
Newton
20 Jun 2015, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Midsummer Picnic hosted by Scandinavian Cultural Center & SACC-NE. Maypole, dancing, activities for children and Picnic. For more info http://scandicenter.org/event/midsummer-picnic-2/ or cmealey@slcenter.org or 617-795-1914

Michigan
Alaska, Grand Rapids
20 Jun 2015, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
SAHS/WM Midsummer Fest. Dancing around the maypole, music, food, games and more. For info call 616-458-0420 or www.sahswm.org or info@sahswm.org

Farmington Hills
20 Jun 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Swedish Club of Metropolitan Detroit’s Midsummer Celebration. Dancing around the maypole, music, Swedish Pancakes. For more info www.swedishclub.net or email aviking85@gmail.com or call 248-478-2563.

Minnesota
Bemidji
21 Jun 2015, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Bemidji A.S.I. Affilate 40th anniversary and celebration of Midsommar Fest! Decorating the Majstang. Music, dancing and lunch. More info: call 218-785-2368 or email luckyswede2368@gmail.com

Lancaster City Park
15 Jun 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Midsommar Fest with Maypole, Ringdance, Music and Smorgasbord. Agassiz Swedish Heritage Society. Contact Lyndon Johnson 218-843-2834 or Bryan Kays 612-968-6323 or lyndon_johnson@Yahoo.com or kaysx005@umn.edu

Minneapolis
20 Jun 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Midsommar Celebration at American Swedish Institute. Sing and dance around the maypole, Traditional Midsummer fare, handcrafts, flower wreath making. www.asimn.org or 612-871-4907

Minnehaha Falls Park, Minneapolis
28 Jun 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Scandinavian summer fest celebration by Svenskarnas Dag and Norway Day. Entertainment, Folk Dancing, Choruses, Maypole, singing, dancing and food, More info www.eventbrite.com/e/scandinavian-summerfest-tickets-6134256727 or teddiane@mac.com or enenstad@mindspring.com or 612-825-8808 or 612-861-4793

Moorhead
26 Jun 2015 – 27 Jun 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The 38th Annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst & Annual Midwest Viking Festivals. Music, Food, Crafts & Dance, Scandinavian entertainment, Viking Village, children’s activities. www.NordicCultureClubs.org or www.hcscconline.org, email Amanda@nordiccultureclubs.org or call 218-299-5511 or 218-299-5952

Nisswa
12 Jun 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
13 Jun 2015, 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
16th Annual Nisswa-stämman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival. 150 folk musicians performing, day-long dancing, dance instruction, a cultural children's activity/performance tent, and great Scandinavian food. www.nisswastamman.org, email nisswastamman@gmail.com or call 218-764-2994 

Scandia
20 Jun 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Gammelgården Museum Midsommar Dag Celebration. Majstång, dance, children’s activities & food. www.gammelgardenmuseum.org, museum@gammelgardenmuseum.org or 651-433-5053

Vining
20 Jun 2015, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Leif Erikson, Sons of Norways Midsommar Celebration with Maypole, dancing, music and Potluck dinner. More info https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sons-of-Norway-Leif-Erikson-Lodge, email cbolsons@aol.com or 218-769-4296 or 218-769-4449

Nebraska
Oakland
19 Jun 2015, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
20 Jun 2015, 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
21 Jun 2015, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Swedish Heritage Center's bi-annual Swedish Heritage festival. Maypole, Swedish food, craft fair, Lego Dala Horse Competition etc. More info www.facebook.com/pages/Swedish-Heritage-Center-Oakland-Nebraska/316494311871854 or tada@huntel.net or 402-685-5101

Omaha
7 Jun 2015, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Omaha Committee. Annual Midsummer Celebration with maypole, crafts, Traditional Swedish music and dance. More info www.omahamidsummer.wordpress.com/, delstites@gmail.com or 402-830-6679

Stromsburg
19 Jun 2015, 1:00 PM – 12:00 AM
20 Jun 2015, 7:00 AM –12:00 AM
21 Jun 2015, 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Stromsburg 63rd Swedish Midsummer Festival. Traditional Swedish Cuisine, games, Viking Festival, Swedish Dancers and entertainment. www.theswedishfestival.com, theswedishfestival@gmail.com, charlesnoyd@gmail.com or 402-764-5265

New Jersey
Vasa Park, Budd Lake, Hackettstown
27 Jun 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Swedish Midsummer Celebration by Vasa NJ District 6. Scandinavian Vendors, Food, Maypole, Folkdancing. Musical entertainment, Children’s Activities. More info www.vasaorder.net or www.newjersey.swea.org or email: candacephelps4@gmail.com or hanright@optonline.net or SWEA NJ: garar5@comcast.net

New York
Throggs Neck, Bronx
13 Jun 2015, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
75th Annual SWEDEN DAY – Midsommar celebration at Manhem Club. www.swedendayny.com or email: Swedenday@yahoo.com or Call Sweden Day: 516-565-2091 or 718-822-8965

Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park, Battery Park City, New York
19 Jun 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Swedish Midsummer Festival. Swedish delicacies, traditional music, folk dancing, decorating of Maypole and wreath making. www.bpcparks.org or www.swedenabroad.com

Melville, Long Island, New York
20 Jun 2015, 1:00 PM
Swedish Midsummer by Vasa Lodge Lindbergh of Long Island, dancing around the "Majstång," live music, food, kids games. For more info email: dragspel@aol.com or www.vasanewyork.com or call 718-415-0602

North Dakota
Buckstop Junction, Bismarck
23 Jun 2015, 6:30 PM
Three Crowns Swedish-American Association will celebrate Midsommar Fest in Sertoma Park. Potluck, majstång, dancers and games for children. For more info call 701-258-1262 or email Sjssonneson@yahoo.com

Ohio
Alum Creek, Lewis Center
20 Jun 2015, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Scandinavian Club of Columbus, Ohio Nordic Midsummer fest. For more info www.scandiclub.com or email ScandiClubInfo@gmail.com

Oregon
Oaks Park, Portland
13 Jun 2015, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Portland Midsummer festival. By Scandinavian Heritage Foundation and the League of Swedish Societies. Maypole, Scandinavian food and crafts, Music, Dancing and children’s activities. www.scanheritage.org, shf@mindspring.com or 503-977-0275.

Astoria
19 Jun 2015, 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM
20 Jun 2015, 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
21 Jun 2015, 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival - Over 45 years of Festival. Midsummer pole, Scandinavian music, dance and theater groups, Scandinavian traditional handcrafts and food. www.astoriascanfest.com

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
20 Jun 2015, 4:00 PM –7:30 PM
ASHM’s annual Midsommar Fest. Music, dancing, traditional maypole, Swedish food, games and more! www.americanswedish.org, info@americanswedish.org or 215-389-1776

South Dakota
Vermillion
19 Jun 2015, 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dalesburg Scandinavian Association 146th Annual Midsommar celebration. Scandinavian smorgasbord, entertainment, arts and crafts, games, music, vikings, raising of the midsummer pole and ring dances. www.dalesburg.org/midsommar-2015/, ron@dalesburg.org, 605-253-2575.

Vermont
Landgrove Inn, Landgrove
21 Jun 2015, 3:00 PM
Nordic Harmoni’s annual Midsummer Festival. Smorgasbord, wreath making, decorating of May pole, songs by the chorus. For more info call the Inn 802-824-6673 or Carl-Eric Westberg 802-824-6578.

Washington
Vasa Park Resort, Bellevue
14 Jun 2015, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Midsummer Festival with Swedish pancake breakfast, dancing and old fashioned recreation, Swedish food. www.vasaparkresort.com, sawink@comcast.net or 425-746-3260

Saint Edward State Park, Kenmore
28 Jun 2015, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Midsommar Fest by Skandia Folkdance Society, Majstång and Långdans, music, dancing, Hemslöjdsmarknad, food, craft and kids activities. www.skandia-folkdance.org, publicity@skandia-folkdance.org or 425-954-5262

Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin, Eagle
20 Jun 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Midsummer Magic: Music, food, drinks, dancing and more. Info http://oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org/, friends@friendsoww.org or call 262-594-6301

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle
21 Jun 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Swedish American Historical Society of Wisconsin celebrating Midsummer. Decorating and Raising of the Maypole, wreath making for Kids, Scandinavian Folk Dancers and Musicians. www.sahswi.org, sahswi@gmail.com or call 414-352-7890 or 262-781-6113

IKEA USA
12 Jun 2015
A Swedish Traditional Midsummer Smörgåsbord U.S. wide, with an all-you-can-eat buffet. Each store has different seatings - call your local store for details. Some locations have live Swedish entertainment. www.ikea.com

No celebration listed close to you? For continuous info from all over the U.S., see events at http://www.nordstjernan.com/calendar
Also, find your local SWEA chapter by going to www.swea.org - almost every SWEA organization will celebrate this day.