A Bit of Scandinavian Summer Here
Looking to sample Scandinavian culture this summer?
Here are some events that we think will be of great interest:
Sons of Norway’s 2016 International Folk Art Exhibition & Competition. It is, according to some, Sons of Norway’s largest folk art event and takes place in Tacoma, Washington August 24th through August 27th. The folk art show is part of the Sons of Norway’s International Convention which is sponsored by the Sons of Norway, a fraternal life insurance company that provides opportunities for people to experience Norwegian culture. Pre-registration materials need to be submitted by August 5, 2016. Actual folk art pieces must be hand delivered by the folk artist (family, friend, etc.) or by a lodge delegate. Details.
Tour a Norwegian Tall Ship. The world’s largest Viking longship “Draken Harald Hårfagre” The sails from her homeport in Haugesund, Norway to various destinations, including the Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois. A full day tour has been scheduled on July 29 by Canterbury Books and Tours in association with the Sons of Norway Valhall Lodge 5-168. To learn more, click here.
Folk Dancing Performances. Featured Norwegian artists Gudbrandsdalsdansere, and dancers from Gudbrandsdal will perform elegant regional springleik dances on August 17 in Seattle, Washington. Details.
The Nordic Music Festival will be held on September 10. This 8th annual event will feature Nordic bands, dancers, singers, instrumentalists, and storytellers. Rain or shine it will also offer Nordic artisans arts and crafts as well as Scandinavian foods. The event’s finale will be the annual lutefisk toss competition which pits a team of Swedish lutefisk tossers against a group of Norwegian fish flingers. To learn more about this free Minnesota event, click here.