The 43rd festival of Nordic cultures, the largest such event in Southern California, features music, dancing, cooking and craft demonstrations, lectures, vendors, and activities for families and all ages. For one weekend in April, writes the Ventura County Star, Cal Lutheran “is transformed into a Scandinavian wonderland.”
Festivalgoers can visit an authentic Viking Village and a Saami sliddastallan, or community gathering; try their hand at Dala horse croquet and play an ancient Viking game called kubb; taste delicious lefse, aebelskivers, Viking Dogs and other Scandinavian favorites; and hear evening performances by an ABBA tribute band among others. The array of activities for younger Vikings includes crafts and Hans Christian Andersen puppet shows.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for teenagers and free for children and students with CLU ID. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.