Welcome to the Official 2019 Scandinavian Day Festival Page
This year is special! This will be the 40th Scandinavian Day Festival. Many years have passed and the festival has evolved but it remains loyal to its roots; the heritage of the five Nordic countries. We achieved our mission to bring the Scandinavian community together last year when 2,000 people visited the Festival, and with your support we can look forward to a memorable 40th Festival on September 8th.
The Festival planning team has been working these past few months to select the entertainment including the ever popular ABBA Salute, selecting beers for our Nordic Beer Tasting and finding vendors to prepare those delicious Scandinavian foods and an assortment of Scandinavian goods for you. We are excited to bring to our 5 Nordic communities, and the Midwest, a vibrant and fun-filled Festival for 2019.
Festival Hours are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
$10.00 per person
Children 12 and under free!
Live EntertainmentThe Scandinavian Day Festival celebrates both traditional and modern music.
Traditional FoodsThe 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 Æbleskiver!
Nordic Beer TastingCurated by a Certified Cicerone, 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 sessions in the afternoon. Space is limited and additional ticket required.
Vendor WalkwayThe 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 ActivitiesAll 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 HistoryWalk 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 ClubsWhat 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.