The Scandinavian Festival provides affordable family fun along with food, entertainment and demonstrations highlighting the Nordic cultures of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. Activities for children include crafts, drama and storytelling.
The festival will begin with a colorful parade of flags featuring Scandinavian dignitaries and Old World costumes and continue with music, dancing, demonstrations and lectures. A soccer clinic and Scandinavian worship service will be held.
Visitors can explore Viking and Sami villages and exhibits about the Nobel and Kavli prizes. Shoppers will be able to choose from a variety of Scandinavian handicrafts and a smörgåsbord of Nordic delicacies.
An Old-Time Scandinavian Dance will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.
A Swedish-American professor and Norwegian-American administrator started the festival 37 years ago to showcase Scandinavian culture and the CLU campus. The University was the dream of Scandinavian immigrants and was built on land provided by the son of Norwegian pioneers.
Admission is $7 for 12 and older, free for those under 12.
Photo by Sandy Grunewald