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Scandinavian Festival 50th Anniversary

Scandinavian Festival 50th Anniversary

The festival of Nordic culture celebrates 50 years (1974-2024), featuring live music, dancing, cooking and craft demonstrations, specialty Nordic craft vendors, and activities for people of all ages.

Festivalgoers can visit authentic Scandinavian and Saami settlements, decorate head wreaths with flowers and ribbon, and taste delicious lefse and “world-famous” Æbleskivers. Younger Vikings can also enjoy the Hans Christian Andersen puppet shows and make free Scandinavian craft souvenirs.

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.

Adult ticket prices start at $15 and are free for Cal Lutheran students, faculty and staff with ID.

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The festival is produced by the Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation.