45th Scandinavian Festival
The 45th festival of Nordic cultures, the largest such event in Southern California, features music, dancing, cooking and craft demonstrations, specialty Nordic craft vendors, and activities for people of all ages.
Festivalgoers can visit an authentic Viking village and a Saami sliddastallan (community gathering), frolic with the lovable Norwegian Elkhounds, and decorate head wreaths with flowers and ribbon. Younger Vikings also can enjoy Hans Christian Andersen puppet shows and make free Scandinavian craft souvenirs.
Food is always a highlight of the festival. Taste delicious lefse, Viking Dogs, Scandinavian pastries and “world-famous” Æbleskivers.
Make your way to the main stage to enjoy Scandia and Swedish dance groups, musical guests and a headline performance by ABBAFAB, a tribute to the Swedish pop group ABBA.
Admission is $15 for adults; free for children age 12 and younger and current students, faculty and staff with Cal Lutheran ID. Service dogs are the only pets allowed. The festival is produced by the Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation.
For information and volunteer opportunities, visit scandinavianfest.org or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.