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.

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STATE BY STATE:

California
San Pedro, (Norwegian Church)
25 Jun 2016
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 losangeles@svenskakyrkan.se or call 310-292-7080

House of Sweden, San Diego
26 Jun 2016 8:00 AM–4:30 PM
Midsummer celebration. Swedish food, a Swedish choir, folk dancing and dance around the Maypole. Swedish Meatballs and pastries. More info www.houseofsweden.us Email: houseofswedensd@gmail.com or suzanhagstrom@yahoo.com or pat.coffey@cox.net or call 619-300-1738 or 619-286-8293

Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles
27 Jul 2016 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. Dancing around the maypole. Reservations! For more info www.nansenfield.org or midsummer@nansenfield.com or or NansenField@yahoo.com or southbaybookkeeping@roadrunner.com or 310-546-6680

Sveadal, Morgan Hill
18 Jun 2016 10:00 AM–11:30 PM
Swedish American Patriotic League 122th Midsummer Celebration. Maypole, dancing, music & Dinner. More info www.sveadal.org Email midsummertickets@sveadal.org or call 408-779-2854 or 415-407-0095 or 408-782-4631

Vasa Park Agoura
26 Jun 2016 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 lkosvic@gmail.com call 563-923-5828 or 818-894-2836

Colorado
Estes Park
24 Jun 2016 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
25 Jun 2016 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
26 Jun 2016 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Scandinavian midsummer celebration with Maypole, Scandinavian food, crafts, dancing, music, Scandinavian Folkdancers, Viking re-enactors and Vintage Volvo and Saab auto show. More info www.estesmidsummer.com, email: info@estesmidsummer.com or bouldercathy46@gmail.com or call 303-449-9596

Grand Junction
12 Jun 2016 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Swedes of the Grand Valley Midsummer Celebration at Hawthorne Park, between Gunnison and Hill avenues and N 4th and N 5th streets. Email linda.robi2@gmail.com or call 970-250-2553.

Connecticut
Fairfield
25 Jun 2016 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
26 Jun 2016 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Traditional Swedish Midsommarfest. Maypole, music, dance, entertainment and food. More info on Facebook: Vasa-Park-South-Meriden-Connecticut or steinmillerl@gmail.com or call 203-238-7829 or 860-563-0040

Illinois
Andersonville
10 Jun 2016 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11 Jun 2016 11:00 AM - 10.00 PM
12 Jun 2016 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. Info: http://www.andersonville.org/events/midsommarfest/

Bishop Hill
18 Jun 2016 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 Call 309-927-3899 or Email: bhha@mymctc.net

Chicago
11 Jun 2016 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Come celebrate Midsommar with the The Swedish American Museum. Traditional Swedish music and dancing around the Maypole! Info www.swedishamericanmuseum.org or museum@samac.org

Good Templer Park, Geneva
19 Jun 2016 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Swedish Days, Geneva’s 106th Midsommar Festival. Arts & Crafts Fair, Folk Dancers, Maypole Celebration, Live Scandinavian Music and Dances, Children’s Choir, Viking Encampment and Swedish food. Info: www.swedishday.net, email: SwedishDay@gmail.com or jodymoreen@gmail.com or call 847-845-2640 or 863-268-4664

Geneva
21 Jun 2016 – 26 Jun 2016
Annual Midsummer Festival - Swedish Days. Singing and Dancing around the Maypole, Parade, great food, lutfisk tasting, carnival rides, live music, a craft show, Swedish entertainment and many children’s games. More info: Ph 630-232-6060 or www.genevachamber.com

Lake Forest
25 Jun 2016 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
SWEA Chicago Midsummer Celebration. Dancing around the maypole, games and smörgåsbord. More info: http://chicago.swea.org/events/midsommar-2/ or sweachicagoprogram@gmail.com

Rockford
18 Jun 2016 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. More info www.swedishhistorical.org
or 815-963-5559 or email: lristin@comcast.net

Vasa Park, South Elgin
18 Jun 2016 3:30 PM – 10:00 PM
11th Annual Scandinavian Midsummer Celebration. Maypole, dancing, kid’s activities, picnic, bonfire and music. More info: www.vasaparkil.com or call 630-665-7866 E-mail: vasaparkil@yahoo.com or matthewe0607@comcast.net or cmhoidahl@gmail.com

Iowa
Willow Creek Park, Iowa City
12 Jun 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Iowa City Swedish Club Midsommar Fest with Majstång, 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
16 Jul 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Swedish Heritage Society Midsummer Fest. Majstång with dancing, music and Swedish folk songs. More info www.facebook.com/SwedesburgSwedishAmericanMuseum/ or email: swedish@iowatelecom.net or call 319-254-2317

Kansas
Lindsborg
18 Jun 2016 9:00 AM – 11:00 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 785-227-8687

Maine
New Sweden
17 Jun 2016 – 19 Jun 2016
New Sweden Historical Society Midsommar Celebration. Maypole, Dancing, Fun and Food. More info Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewSwedenHistoricalSociety or Email: kitkis5@yahoo.com or call 207-896-7909 or 207-896-3416

Maryland
Carderock Park, MD
26 Jun 2016 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Midsummer Celebration hosted by ASA, Drott Lodge, and SWEA DC. 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

Massachusetts
Newton
18 Jun 2016 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Midsummer Picnic hosted by Scandinavian Cultural Center & SACC-NE. Maypole, dancing and Picnic with all-you-can-eat smörgåsbord. For more info www.scandicenter.org. or www.sacc-ne.org or email: kerry@scandicenter.org or info@sacc-ne.org or 617-795-1914 or 760-799-6333

Michigan
Alaska, Grand Rapids
25 Jun 2016 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
SAHS/WM Midsummer Fest. Dancing around the maypole, music, food, games, Kubb game and Kubb demonstration and more. For info call 616-530-1842 or 616-458-0420 or www.sahswm.org or info@sahswm.org or cairener@sbcglobal.net

Farmington Hills
18 Jun 2016 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Swedish Club of Metropolitan Detroit’s Midsummer Celebration. Breafast and Brunch. 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
19 Jun 2016 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Bemidji A.S.I. Affilate 40th anniversary and celebration of Midsommar Fest! Decorating the Majstang. Procession, music, dancing and lunch. More info: Call 218-785-2368 or Email: Luckyswede2368@gmail.com

Halma, Jupiter Township
22 Jun 2016 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Agassiz Swedish Heritage Society celebrates Midsommar Fest with Maypole, Ringdance, Music and Smorgasbord. More info: Lyndon Johnson 218-843-2834 or Bryan Kays 612-968-6323 or lyndon_johnson@Yahoo.com or kaysx005@umn.edu

Minneapolis
18 Jun 2016 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. For more info: www.asimn.org or Call 612-871-4907

Minnehaha Falls Park, Minneapolis
26 Jun 2016 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Scandinavian summer fest celebration by Svenskarnas Dag and Norway Day. Midsommar Loppet. Entertainment, Folk Dancing, Choruses, Maypole, singing, dancing and food, More info www.facebook.com/SvenskarnasDag/events?key=events&ref=page_internal or teddiane@mac.com or 612-825-8808 or 612-861-4793

Moorhead
24 Jun 2016 – 25 Jun 2016 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. More info www.NordicCultureClubs.org or www.hcscconline.org, email nordiccultureclubsoffice@gmail.com or call 218-299-5452 or 218-299-5952

Nisswa
10 Jun 2016 7:00PM – 10:00 PM
11 Jun 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
17th 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. More info: www.nisswastamman.org email: nisswastamman@gmail.com or Call 218-764-2994

Scandia
25 Jun 2016 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Gammelgården Museum Midsommar Dag Celebration. Majstång, dance, children’s activities & food. Info www.gammelgardenmuseum.org, email: museum@gammelgardenmuseum.org or 651-433-5053

Vining
25 Jun 2016 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Leif Erikson, Sons of Norways Midsommar Celebration with Maypole, dancing, music and Potluck dinner. More Info Facebook: Leif Erikson, Sons of Norway, Vining MN, email: cbolsons@aol.com or 218-769-4296

Nebraska
Oakland
3 Jun 2016 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
4 Jun 2016 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
5 Jun 2016 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Swedish Heritage Center’s Swedish Heritage festival. Scandinavian Dancers, Swedish food, Parade, Lego Dala Horse competition, Swedish Tractor pull etc. For more info www.facebook.com/pages/Swedish-Heritage-Center-Oakland-Nebraska/316494311871854 or Email: tada@abbnebraska.com or Call 402-380-9458

Omaha
12 Jun 2016 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Omaha Committee. Annual Midsummer Celebration with maypole, crafts, Traditional Swedish music and dance. For more info www.omahamidsummer.wordpress.com/ Email: delstites@gmail.com or Call 402-830-6679

Stromsburg
17 Jun 2016 1:00 PM –1:00 AM
18 Jun 2016 7:00 AM –1:00 AM
19 Jun 2016 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Stromsburg 63rd Swedish Midsummer Festival. Traditional Swedish Cuisine, games, Viking Festival, Swedish Dancers and entertainment. For more info www.theswedishfestival.com, Email: theswedishfestival@gmail.com or or charlesnoyd@gmail.com or Call 402-764-5265

New Jersey
Vasa Park, Budd Lake, Hackettstown
25 Jun 2016 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Swedish Midsummer Celebration by Vasa New Jersey District 6. Scandinavian Vendors, Food, Maypole, Folkdancing, entertainment by Smorgasbandet and Ed Hendela. Musical entertainment, Children’s Activities. More info, see http://www.vasaorder.net/eventnj/ or www.vasaparknj.com or Email: laurenmaxx229@yahoo.com . For other districts and clubs of the Vasa Order of America, see www.vasorder.org

New York
Throggs Neck, Bronx
18 Jun 2016 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
75th Annual SWEDEN DAY – Midsommar celebration at Manhem Club. More info: www.swedendayny.com or email: Swedenday@yahoo.com or Call Sweden Day 516-565-2091

Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park, Battery Park City, New York
24 Jun 2016 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Swedish Midsummer Festival. Swedish delicacies, traditional music, folk dancing, decorating of May pole and wreath making. For more info www.bpcparks.org or www.swedenabroad.com

Melville, Long Island, New York
4 June 2016 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

Jamestown
15 Jul 2016 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
16 Jul 2016 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
17 Jul 2016 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
15th Annual Scandinavian Folk festival – Swedish Folk Dancers, Viking ship. Midsommar celebration on Saturday with maypole and ring dances. . More info: ww.scandinavianjamestown.org or email: dsandy@netsync.net or Call 716-665-0883

North Dakota
Buckstop Junction, Bismarck
21 Jun 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Three Crowns Swedish-American Association will celebrate Midsommar Fest with Potluck dinner, majstång, Swedish Flickorna dancers and games for children. For more info call 701-258-1262 or email: dhswenson@msn.com.

Ohio
Alum Creek, Lewis Center
25 Jun 2016 6:00 PM
Scandinavian Club of Columbus, Ohio Nordic Midsummer fest. For more info www.scandiclub.com email: ScandiClubInfo@gmail.com

Oregon
Oaks Park, Portland
11 Jun 2016 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, For more info www.scanheritage.org, email: shf@mindspring.com or call 503-977-0275.

Astoria
17 Jun 2016 2:00 PM – 10:30 PM
18 Jun 2016 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
19 Jun 2016 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. For more info www.astoriascanfest.com

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
25 Jun 2016 4:00 PM –7:00 PM
ASHM’s annual Midsommar Fest. Music, dancing, traditional maypole, Swedish food, games and more! Info: www.americanswedish.org, info@americanswedish.org or 215-389-1776

South Dakota
Vermillion
24 Jun 2016 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Dalesburg Scandinavian Association Annual Midsommar celebration. Scandinavian smorgasbord, entertainment, arts and crafts, games, music, vikings, raising of the midsummer pole and ring dances. Info: www.dalesburg.org/midsommar-2016/ More info call 605-253-2575, Email: ron@dalesburg.org

South Carolina
Columbia
4 Jun 2016 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Nordic Club Midsommar celebration. A traditional midsummer celebration. Info: http://www.resche.com/nordicclub/nordicclub_home_page.htm More info call 843-324-8076 Email: wcui2@aol.com or nordicclubsc@gmail.com

Utah
Salt Lake City
25 Jun 2016 3:00 PM –7:30 PM
Swedish Heritage Society of Utah annual Midsommar Fest. Music, dancing, traditional maypole and Smorgasbord. Info: www.swedishheritagesociety.com or Email: swedishheritage2@aol.com

Vermont
Landgrove Inn, Landgrove
11 July 2016 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Nordic Harmoni’s annual Midsummer Festival. Mini 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 or email vartland@comcast.net

Washington
Vasa Park resort, Bellevue
19 Jun 2016 9:00 AM– 8:00 PM
Midsummer Festival with Swedish pancake breakfast, dancing and old fashioned recreation, Swedish food. Info www.vasaparkresort.com, email: sawink@comcast.net or call 425-746-3260

Saint Edward State Park, Kenmore
26 Jun 2016 11:00 AM– 6:00 PM
Midsommar Fest by Skandia Folkdance Society, Majstång and Långdans, music, dancing, Hemslöjdsmarknad, food, craft and kids activities. Info www.skandia-folkdance.org, email: publicity@skandia-folkdance.org or call 425-954-5262

Washington D.C
Carderock Park, MD
26 Jun 2016 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Midsummer Celebration hosted by ASA, Drott Lodge, and SWEA DC. 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

Wisconsin
Old World, Eagle
18 Jun 2016 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Midsummer Magic: Music, food, drinks, dancing and more. Info http://oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org/, email: friends@friendsoww.org or call 262-594-2922.

Old World, Eagle
19 Jun 2016 10:00 AM– 3:00 PM
Swedish American Historical Society of Wiscons Midsummer celebration. Decorating and Raising of the Maypole, wreath making for Kids, Scandinavian Folk Dancers and Musicians. Info www.sahswi.org, email: swedishamericanhistoricalwisc@gmail.com or call 414-352-7890 or 262-781-6113.

IKEA
USA
24 Jun 2016
A Swedish Traditional Midsummer Smörgåsbord, US wide with all you can eat Buffet. Each store has different seatings. Call your local store for details. Some of the stores have live Swedish entertainment. www.ikea.com.

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