Events

Please Note: The following Events schedules have already passed. The next Festival will be held on June 21, 22, and 23, 2024. We will update next year's schedule later in the year. We hope to see you next year!

Saturday, June 10, 2023 (One Week Before the Festival!)
10 AM, Marine Drive, Downtown Astoria
Drive-by Optog Parade of Native Wear on sidewalk in front of the Columbia River Maritime Museum between 16th and 17th.

11 AM, Astoria Nordic Heritage Park, Downtown Astoria
Celebrate the first anniversary of Astoria Nordic Heritage Park with flag raising, dancing by the Nordic Viking Scandia Dancers, very short speeches, and refreshments.

Friday Details!

Friday, the festival kicks off with vendors, food and live entertainment. Friday’s major evening events include Queen's Coronation, a Bonfire with Hex burning, and a public dance.  

Friday!

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Saturday Details!

Saturday continues with the Midnight Sun Breakfast, Troll Run/Walk, parade, Midsummer Pole, Beer Garden, Viking Encampment, folk dress parade, children’s games, public dance, & more.  

Saturday!

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Sunday Details!

Sunday’s activities include a Pannukakku Breakfast, church service, shopping, food, and live entertainment. Festival concludes with the closing ceremonies.

Sunday!

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FRIDAY
June 16, 2023


BOOTHS OPEN
2pm-6:30 Ppm, Arena
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RAFFLE TICKETS
2pm -7pm, Arena
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ICELANDIC HORSES
2pm - 6pm, Horse Arena

ENTERTAINMENT
3:15pm - 6:30pm, Arena Stage
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BEER GARDEN OPEN
3pm - 11pm, Arena

BEEF POT ROAST DINNER
Hosted by Olney Grange
4:30pm -7pm or until supply runs out, Exhibit Hall

QUEEN’S CORONATION
7pm, Arena
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TORCHLIGHT PARADE TO BONFIRE AND HEX BURNING
8pm approximately (following the Queen’s coronation)

QUEEN’S FAMILY BALL
with Scandinavian Country
8pm -11pm, Exhibit Hall


SATURDAY
June 17, 2023


MIDNIGHT SUN BREAKFAST
served by Scandinavian Café of Vancouver, WA
7 - 11am, Exhibit Hall

RUNNING OF THE TROLLS
8:30am, Walluski Area
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BOOTHS OPEN
9am -6:30pm, Arena
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RAFFLE TICKETS
9am -7pm, Arena
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ICELANDIC HORSES
9am - 4pm, Horse Arena

ENTERTAINMENT
9am -4:45pm, Arena
1:15pm -6:30pm, Exhibit Hall
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EMPIRE OF CHIVALRY AND STEEL VIKING ENCAMPMENT
10am –6pm, Outdoors

BEER GARDEN
11am - 11pm

BARNEFEST
11am – 5pm, Arena

OPTOG - FESTIVAL PARADE
11:30am, festival grounds

FLAG RAISING followed immediately by
MIDSUMMER POLE RAISING & DANCING
12 Noon, East Lawn/Midsummer Pole

TUG OF WAR
1pm, East Lawn/Midsummer Pole

KUBB EXHIBITION AND TOURNAMENT
1:30pm - 3:30pm, East Lawn/Midsummer Pole

NORDIC VIKING DANCERS REUNION
4pm -5pm, Exhibit Hall

PARADE OF NATIONAL FOLK WEAR and AUTHENTIC SWEATERS
5pm, Exhibit Hall

VIKING DINNER
served by Scandinavian Café of Vancouver, WA
4pm - 7pm, Exhibit Hall

SWEDISH MEATBALL EATING CONTEST
6pm, Exhibit Hall

ÆBLESKIVER EATING CONTEST
6pm, Exhibit Hall

THE COATS
The Pacific Northwest's Premier A Cappella Vocal & Comedy Group

The Coats perform at 7:30pm on Saturday, June 17.
Doors open at 7pm.  A separate ticket is required for this event. Advance tickets are on sale at the Liberty Theater Box Office.

Click here to purchase tickets online.


SUNDAY
June 18, 2023


SISU BREAKFAST
served by Scandinavian Cafe of Vancouver WA
7-11am, Exhibit Hall

BOOTHS OPEN
9am - 2pm, Arena
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RAFFLE TICKETS
9am - 2pm, Arena
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ICELANDIC HORSES
9am - 2pm, Horse Arena

ENTERTAINMENT
10am - 2pm, Arena
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EMPIRE OF CHIVALRY AND STEEL VIKING ENCAMPMENT
10am - 2pm, Outdoors

NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH SERVICE
11am, Exhibit Hall

MEATBALL EATING CONTEST
12:15pm, Exhibit Hall

ÆBLESKIVER EATING CONTEST
12:15pm, Exhibit Hall

BARNEFEST RAFFLE
1pm, Arena

FESTIVAL RAFFLE
1pm, Arena
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FLAG CEREMONY AND FESTIVAL CLOSING
1:30pm, Arena

Festival Highlights

Visit our Photo Galleries for more fun pics!

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3-day Wristband - Adult $10
3-day Wristband - Children (6-12 yrs.) $4
(5 and under free)


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Clatsop County Fairgrounds
92937 Walluski Loop
Astoria, OR 97103

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Clatsop County Fairgrounds
$5 for the weekend


No Pets Allowed
Only verifiable registered service animals will be permitted