Our Court Would Love to Speak to You!
The 2021 Festival Court is available to speak to your lodge or service organization. This is an excellent opportunity for you to support these young women as they practice communication skills, and puts you directly in touch with the future of your local Scandinavian future! Please use the form below to schedule a date.
Click here to learn more about each member of this year's 2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Court.
Nomadic Artistry is coming to Astoria on October 8. You can make your own Sami-inspired bracelet!𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 “𝗖” 𝗰𝘂𝗳𝗳!
This is one of my favorite bracelets to wear. Because it’s a “c” cuff, its extremely easy to get on and off and on top of that, it has room to dry when I break all the rules and wear it in the tub!
𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗮 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗵𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗻 𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗔𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮 𝗼𝗻 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 8 𝗮𝘁 8:30𝗮𝗺 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘁.
𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗻 𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝟱𝟬𝟯-𝟯𝟮𝟱-𝟱𝟳𝟮𝟬 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗽𝗼𝘁 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲y 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗮𝘀𝘁!
You will have a variety of colors to choose from and as you can see in the photo, you can have the inside be a contrasting color from the outside. It makes it even more interesting. In the photo, the bracelet on the bottom is the mine and I wear it every single day. It is worn and believe it or not, the leather color is alder. It has really changed over time and has become very rich and beautiful. The top bracelet is brand new and is black on the outside and blue on the inside.
𝘾𝙖𝙣’𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙞𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙚𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚! ... See MoreSee Less
I Love mine <3
Dance classes start soon! Questions? Contact rebeckah at gmail.com. ... See MoreSee Less
Please message me with more information i live in Clatskanie, Oregon 971-203-9406 How many classes in a session - Weather permitting (Nov. - Feb./Mar.). Would the child need a special dress/suit ? If so, can you help with aquiring one ? My children attend school in Lexington, Wa. I think we could make the drive. Lisa Childers
Jeremy Mikkola, Bethany Mikkola, Karolyn Mikkola
A preview of next summer's feature entertainers from Finland. Mark your calendars for the third weekend in June 2023! You will enjoy this talented bunch of vocalists and kantele players. ... See MoreSee Less
Hoping to participate next year!
A fine opportunity to make your own Sami bracelet in Astoria’s Suomi Hall!Augusta from Nomadic Artistry is going to be in Astoria to lead a class to make a Sami style bracelet!
Call us at 503-325-5720 to reserve your spot as space is limited. If we have enough of an overflow, we will offer a 2nd class on the same day.
The class lasts about 4 hours and you will walk out with a finished bracelet. For this class, Augusta is doing a cuff style so if you want to make it as a gift for some one you don’t need to know the size of their wrist!
Date: October 8, 2022
Time 8:30-12:30 (time may change depending whether we offer a 2nd class or not)
Bracelet to be made: Dori Cuff (you can choose the leather color)
Place: Suomi Hall, Astoria
I think it’s been 3 years since we were able to have a class, so we are pretty excited to have August back. ... See MoreSee Less
Anna Mae Massey
Kardemimmit will be the feature group from Scandinavia to appear at the 2023 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. Kardemimmit is an all-female band whose members sing and play kantele, the Finnish table harp. The group has been together for twenty years and recently released their sixth album.
Kardemimmit will take listeners on a journey into the Finnish Midsummer’s magical night where the sun never sets. The air fills with the ancient mystery of time standing still and nature is heartbreakingly beautiful at the peak of its bloom.
The thirtysomething members of Kardemimmit are touring America’s Midwest and East Coast in 2022 and will return in 2023 to tour the West Coast with a stop in Astoria. The four members of the band are all original to the group and include Maija Pokela (b. 1990), Jutta Rahmel (b. 1991), Anna Wegelius (b. 1989), and Leeni Wegelius (b. 1989). Together they compose, arrange, write lyrics, and produce most of their own artistic material. The themes of the music are soul sisterhood in its lows and highs, womanhood and girlhood, witchcraft, solidarity and equality, growing up together and separate, as well as love, heartbreak and jealousy. All members of Kardemimmit have higher education in folk music and a firm knowledge of traditional music that creates a strong undertow to their offerings.
Finnish Soundi Music Magazine says that Kardemimmit has “succeeded somewhat perfectly in the difficult sport of new folk music. Their music is not a prisoner of tradition: they take from tradition and folk musician's education everything relevant to them and use history and knowledge for their own purposes. Music is born that sounds like Finland and resonates in some archaeological memory, but tells about real feelings and can be generalized to the reality surrounding the listener."
Kardemimmit will perform five times at the 2023 Astoria Midsummer Festival. Kardemimmit’s performances are included with general admission. The festival will be held June 16, 17, and 18, 2023, at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds. ... See MoreSee Less
Kardemimmit Fin, Kardammom Norsk 🇳🇴