Come celebrate the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival! The Midsummer Festival is a Scandinavian tradition that celebrates the summer solstice. The festival is held in downtown Estes Park at Bond Park, located at the intersection of Elkhorn Avenue (US 34/36) and MacGregor Avenue.
Be entertained and educated about the Scandinavian traditions and culture with fun and lively dancing, exhibits, kids' activities, and more! Whatever your heritage may be, join in the many families across the country from Scandinavians descent who gather at the festival to share their heritage.
The festivities begin Friday in the beer garden at 4:00 pm till 8:00pm. On Saturday at 9:30 am the festivities continue with the raising of the Maypole, followed by a Grand March entrance. Costumed representatives from each of the five Scandinavian countries enter the park carrying the flag of their country, followed by the national anthems. Dancing and live music continue all day with opportunities for the audience to participate in some dances.
Be inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Scandinavia. 80+ Artisans, organizations, and performers share our cultural heritage through food, crafts, demonstrations, and entertainment. Check out the Scandinavian Classic Car Show with the Rocky Mountain Volvo Club.
Come for the raising of the Midsummer Pole, peruse the Scandinavian Market, and visit the Fjellborg Viking Village. This annual festival will surely become a much anticipated tradition. Check out the Scandinavian Classic Car Show with the Rocky Mountain Saab Club.