The third Saturday in June.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
A national Swedish holiday celebrated with Swedish food, music, dancing, art, games and the raising of the Midsommarstång (Midsummer Pole). This festival, held to celebrate the beginning of summer, is one of the most popular of all Swedish celebrations, and Lindsborg is proud to host this fun-filled family oriented Swedish-American festival in our beautiful downtown. There will be live entertainment throughout the day, including a full slate of children’s activities, including a bouncy castle, mini-train, crafts, games, stories, and more. Create a blomkran, (crown of flowers) one of the most important parts of the festival with the Lindsborg Arts Council.The Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers and the Folksdanslag will perform Scandinavian dances in Swedish costumes. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to join in the dancing, especially around the Maypole in Heritage Square! Food vendors will provide yummy treats and new this year, a beer garden will be available! Arts and craft vendors will be on hand as well. Admission is free to the festival!
Other Midsummer activities include a 5K/2 Mile Walk, the new Midsummer’s Festival Golf Classic, the 3rd annual Kubb tournament and an evening dance at the new J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center.
5K/2 Mile Walk, 7am; Kubb Tournament, 8am; Golf Classic at the Lindsborg Golf Course, 9am; downtown Festival, 9am; Heritage Square: Kubb awards and entertainment 6pm, National Anthem at 7pm, Raising of the pole at 7:15pm and Swedish folk dancing 7:30pm; dance at the J.O. Sundstrom featuring "The Blades" doors open at 8pm/show starts at 9pm; free swim at the pool until midnight.