Friday Events

FRIDAY
June 17, 2022


Please Note: These are the schedules from the 2022 Festival. Thanks to all who came! We will post the 2023 schedules just as soon as they become available.

ASTORIA NORDIC HERITAGE PARK DEDICATION
10:30 A.M.-12:00 NOON
16th and Marine Drive, Downtown Astoria
Join us to celebrate the culmination of seven years of effort to build Astoria Nordic Heritage Park to honor the cultural heritage of Nordic immigrants to the Pacific Northwest. Featured speaker will be Karl Marlantes, NY times best-selling author of “Deep River.”
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BOOTHS OPEN
2-6:30 P.M., Arena

Visit the midsummer vendors to find specialty Scandinavian items and handcrafted treasures. Many booths offer Scandinavian food items for your dining and snacking pleasure.
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RAFFLE TICKETS
2-7P.M.
Be sure to buy raffle tickets for fine prizes donated by the Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Association and festival vendors.
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ENTERTAINMENT
3:30-7:00 P.M., Arena Stage

Astoria’s Nordic Viking Scandia Dancers and the Lindsborg (Kansas) Swedish Dancers will entertain along with the Polka Dots, Astoria’s newest accordion band.
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BEER GARDEN OPEN
3-11:00 P.M.

Adult beverages and a limited menu of snacks will be offered.

BEEF POT ROAST DINNER
Hosted by Olney Grange

4:30 -7 P.M. or until supply runs out
Beef pot roast, baked potato, green beans, roll, salad, pie, beverage, $15; children under 11, $8.

QUEEN’S CORONATION

7:00 P.M., Arena

Princesses sponsored by the Danish Society, Finnish Brotherhood, Sons of Norway and VASA Swedish Lodge will speak about their Scandinavian heritage. A panel of judges will select one to reign as Miss Scandinavia 2022.
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TORCHLIGHT PARADE TO BONFIRE AND HEX BURNING

8:00 P.M. approximately (following the Queen’s coronation,) Parking Area
Scandia men with flaming torches will lead the newly crowned Miss Scandinavia and audience members to the bonfire to throw straw hexes into the flames. This tradition symbolizes ridding oneself of bad luck for the year.

QUEEN’S FAMILY BALL
with Scandinavian Country

8-11 P.M., Exhibit Hall

Miss Scandinavia and her father or special partner will lead the first dance of the 2022 Midsummer Festival. Join the dancing or watch the dancers and listen to great music.

Saturday Details!

Saturday continues with the Midnight Sun Breakfast, Troll Run/Walk, OpTog 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, non-denominational church service, shopping, food, and live entertainment. Festival concludes with the closing ceremonies.  

Sunday!

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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