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Midsummer's Festival

Midsummer's Festival
The third Saturday in June.
Saturday, June 20, 2015

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 The Midsummer's 5K/2 Mile Walk, the inaugural Midsummer’s Festival Golf Classic, the 3rd annual Kubb tournament and an evening dance at the new J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center.

5K Registration
Golf Classic Registration
Kubb Registration

2014 Midsummer Festival

                                                       Schedule

 

7:00 am Run/Walk

8:00 am   Kubb Registration

9:00 am   Kubb Begins

9:00 am   Golf Tournament

9:00 am   Arts/ Crafts, Food Vendors and Children's Playground Opens
9:00 am   Face painting booth opens
9:00 am    Bouncy House opens

9:00 am   Blowing of the Birch Horn / Processional

9:30 am   Entertainment in the Circle Begins
10:00 am Toddler Yoga in the Library

10:30 am Beer Garden Opens
11:00-3:00 pm Mini-Train
12:30 pm K-4th Grade Yoga in the Library

3:00 pm   Chamber Music Concert at Sandzen Gallery

5:00 pm   Gates open at Heritage Square

5:30 pm   Kubb Championship Game

7:00 pm   Announcements / Recognitions

7:15 pm National Anthems and Raising of Maypole

7:30 pm   Processional and Dancing

8:00 pm   Doors Open at Sundstrom Conference Center

9:00 pm   Blades Concert/Dance (ages 21+)

10:00 pm Midnight Swim

.                                        Schedule Subject to Change

                                        

 

                                          2014 Midsummers Festival

                                           Entertainment Schedule

 

9:00 am   Blowing of Birch Horn / Processional / Welcome and Announcements

9:30 am   Folkdanslag

10:15 am Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers

11:00 am Children's Games

11:30 am Broadway R.F.D.

12:00 pm Kansas Poet Laureate Wyatt Townley

12:30 pm Steve Jirak

1:00 pm   Wheatland Brass

1:45 pm   Comedy Magic of David Lucas

2:15 pm   TBA

2:45 pm   Terry Bloss

3:15 pm   Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers

5:00 pm   Heritage Square Entertainment Begins

5:00 pm   CD of Blades

6:00 pm     Comedy Magic of David Lucas

6:30 pm     Wheatland Old Timers

                                Schedule Subject to Change

 

June 22: The community public Sunday events of Midsummer — all at Bethany Lutheran Church, 320 North Main Street — include a worship service at 4 p.m. in both English and Swedish, followed by a community potluck supper sponsored by American-Scandinavian Association of the Great Plains. Supper participants are asked to bring a main dish, and salad or dessert to share, and their own table service.

 Kubb Trophy  Swedish costume  dancing

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