Welcome to the Official 2016 Scandinavian Day Festival Page!

The Scandinavian Day Festival is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the five Scandinavian countries:  Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Open to people of all ages and backgrounds, the Festival provides a venue to honor and present all things Scandinavian, past and present. The crafts, dance, education, food, music, and merchandise of the Festival, combined with the historic setting of Vasa Park, creates an atmosphere full of the hospitality and warmth of  Scandinavia.

Festival Hours are from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

$10.00 per person

Children 12 and under free!

Live Entertainment

Live from the The Egeland/Roge Families Stage!    The Scandinavian Day Festival celebrates both traditional and modern music. Along with local favorites, the Festival looks across the United States and has as a goal, providing artists direct from at least one of the five Scandinavian Countries. This year has something for all!

Traditional Foods

The Food and Beverage Vendors at the Festival provide a variety of offerings to satisfy every appetite! From refreshing Lingonberry Saft and coffee with skorpa to fried herring, pølse and köttbullar and much more, you will find something for everyone. Make sure and save room for Kringle and Aebleskiver!

Nordic Beer Tasting

Curated by Certified Cicerone Jenny Pfafflin, this event is back by popular demand!  A tasting of 5 Nordic beers, a presentation about beer and brewing in Scandinavia, and a Festival tasting glass are all part of this special addition to the festivities.  There will be 3 sessions throughout the afternoon. Space is limited and additional ticket required.

Vendor Walkway

The Festival looks forward to welcoming guest favorites and has worked to bring new Vendors to the Walkway for your shopping and learning! Scandinavian focused treats and artisan crafts await you within the beauty of our Oak grove. You can also find info from local Scandinavian organizations, Museums and Lodges.

Children's Activities

All Children’s activities are compliments of the Festival.  This year our young guests are sure to enjoy the newly installed playground equipment!  Also back are the popular pony rides and face painting. Crafts to boost creativity are also offered.  Activities are perfect for children of all ages and abilities.

Living History

Walk along the Fox River side of Festival grounds and enjoy a trip back in time! An opportunity to explore and learn right here in your own backyard. The Festival encourages all our guests to stop by and talk with our “family” across time and place. How often can you chat with a Viking?

Local Clubs

What better way to reconnect with old friends and to meet new friends, than a day spent under the Oaks!  Whether you and your family are sharing a wonderful meal or you and people you have just met raise a glass and say, “Skål” the music and fun of the Festival is sure to pique your interest in Scandinavia.

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