Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
- Arts, Heritage & Culture
The objective of this organization is to keep alive and to further the Scandinavian heritages of the citizens of Clatsop County and to promote and conduct the annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival.
The Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival has been a tradition on the North Coast of Oregon for over forty years. The Festival takes place typically on the 3rd full weekend of June.
The festival embodies the rich cultural heritage that was transplanted to the Astoria, Oregon region by emigrating Scandinavians. In the pacific northwest they found the same bounteous seas and forests as in their native lands and the demand for their skills at managing them.
During the three days of the festival over a dozen Scandinavian musical, dance, and theater groups are scheduled to entertain .
Retail booths will offer handcrafts, Scandinavian import items, and traditional Scandinavian foods. Local community groups and the Scandinavian Café from Vancouver, Washington, will offer full Scandinavian-themed meals The Wet Dog Brewery will provide hand-crafted beers and a limited menu in the Beer Garden.
All events except for the parade take place at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds, three miles east of Astoria.