Midsummer Festival Celebrates Northwest Nordic Traditions in Astoria
Published: 03/22/2019 Updated: 06/19/2019
For Scandinavians it's the mother of all celebrations, Midsummer Festival in Astoria commemorates this Oregon Heritage Tradition with a fun-filled weekend of activities, June 21-23.
At Midsummer Festival in Astoria, Oregon Nordic roots are not required to celebrate the summer solstice. At the Clatsop County Fairgrounds, Scandinavians in traditional dress greet thousands of visitors and foods and crafts are available throughout the day from Nordic clubs, vendors and artists. With live music and dancing, a beer garden and Viking encampment there will be continuous entertainment throughout the weekend. From the annual Bonfire and Hex Burning on the opening night to the popular Midnight Sun Breakfast the festival has many multi-generational events to participate in. For festival activities, entertainment updates and schedule of events go to: Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival