Welcome to the official 2024 Scandinavian Day Festival Page
This will be the 44th 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 almost 1500 people visited the Festival. With your support we can again look forward to a memorable 44th Festival on September 8th, 2024.

The Festival planning team is working to select the entertainment 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 2024.

Festival Hours are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
$15.00 per person
Children 12 and under free!

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Please note that pets are NOT allowed at the Scandinavian Park due to safety reasons.
However trained service dogs are always welcome.
Please NO outside food, drinks or coolers in order to support our food vendors.
We thank you for your coorperation and apologize for any inconvenience.

Live Entertainment

The Scandinavian Day Festival celebrates both traditional and modern music.

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 Æbleskiver!

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.