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Midsommardagen

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This Swedish festival is perhaps the most popular one of the year. Join us at Gammelgården Museum for this outdoor festival celebrating the beauty of the Summer Day. Dating back to ancient times, Midsommardagen marks the longest day of the year and welcomes back warm weather.

Enjoy traditional Swedish music, group folk dancing, hands-on activities, arts, crafts, and vendor fair, demonstrations by artists, and, in the center of it all, the Majstång/Midsommarstång (May/Midsummer Pole), freshly decorated with spring greenery.

Bring your picnic lunch and blanket to enjoy on the museum grounds. Note that alcohol is not allowed on museum property.

Swedish meatballs, ice cream, and cold beverages will be available for sale.


Schedule of Events:

Historic Buildings Open to the Public: 10:00-1:00 and 3:00-4:00

Arts and Craft Fair: 10:00-4:00

– Alan Bakke
– Apothecary’s Daughter
B.E. Nelson Design Silversmith
– Birch and Body
Bluebird Recovery Program of Minnesota
– Chickadee Forest
Lisa Rydin Erickson
Eric Nelson
– Marine Community Library
– Ron Nelson Carvings
– Scandia Sister City Council
STITCHES by Carin
Swedish Genealogical Society
– Twyla Mitchell
– UMN Extension Washington County Master Gardeners

Demonstrations by Artists: 10:00-4:00

– Eric Nelson – tintype photography
– Ron Nelson Carvings – wood carving

Butik (Gammelgården’s Gift Shop) Open: 10:00-4:00

Hands-on Activities for People of All Ages: 10:30-12:30

– Make Fresh-Flower Head Wreaths 
– Help Decorate the Majstång/Midsommarstång
– Make a Mini-Majstång/Midsommarstång
– Swedish Coloring Sheets
– Summer Scavenger Hunt


Music by the Scandia Community Band: 12:15-1:00


Raising of the Majstång/Midsommarstång, May/Midsummer Pole: 1:00

– Folk Music by the ASI Cloudberries (Women’s Chorus Based out of the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota)
– Folk Dancing by the Vasa Junior Folk Dancers (Children Ages 3-18 Years Old who Preserve Swedish Dance, Traditions, and Heritage; and Share Swedish Culture with the Community)

** Although Midsommardagen is a free event, it is helpful for Gammelgården to know how many people plan to attend. RSVP on Eventbrite here: https://tinyurl.com/Midsommardagen2024. Again, there is no charge to do this or attend Midsommardagen. **

Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://tinyurl.com/Midsommardagen2024

Venue

Gammelgarden Museum of Scandia
20880 Olinda Trail North
Scandia, MN 55073 United States
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Phone
6514335053

Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://tinyurl.com/Midsommardagen2024

Venue

Gammelgarden Museum of Scandia
20880 Olinda Trail North
Scandia, MN 55073 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
6514335053