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Our Court Would Love to Speak to You!

The 2020 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 2020 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Court. And we look forward to seeing you on June 19, 20, and 21, 2020 at this year's Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival!


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Mailing Address:

PO Box 34
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: Loran - 503-325-6136


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2020 SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL PRINCESSES ANNOUNCED
The 2020 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Court will be introduced to the community at 7 PM on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Astoria High School. Please join us in welcoming our new ambassadors of the 53rd Annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. The presentation of the 2020 court is free and open to the public.

Crown Bearer Max is a student at Hilda Lahti Elementary School in Knappa, Oregon. Max is of Finnish descent through his grandmother, Constance Waisanen. Her grandparents came from the west central regions of Karstula and Paavola, Finland and settled in northern Minnesota. At past festivals Max has enjoyed the burning of the hexes and the barnefest for children. He enjoys the Vikings and loves to play with the sword and dagger he got at the festival. A special treat has been getting to know musicians from the other side of the world when they stay at Grandma’s house during the festival. Max’s favorite subject is math and he loves to do science experiments, build projects and spend time in the woods hiking and foraging with his family. Max is honored to represent his culture and excited to be part of the Court.
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2020 SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL PRINCESSES ANNOUNCED 
The 2020 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Court will be introduced to the community at 7 PM on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Astoria High School. Please join us in welcoming our new ambassadors of the 53rd Annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. The presentation of the 2020 court is free and open to the public. 

Crown Bearer Max is a student at Hilda Lahti Elementary School in Knappa, Oregon. Max is of Finnish descent through his grandmother, Constance Waisanen. Her grandparents came from the west central regions of Karstula and Paavola, Finland and settled in northern Minnesota. At past festivals Max has enjoyed the burning of the hexes and the barnefest for children. He enjoys the Vikings and loves to play with the sword and dagger he got at the festival. A special treat has been getting to know musicians from the other side of the world when they stay at Grandma’s house during the festival. Max’s favorite subject is math and he loves to do science experiments, build projects and spend time in the woods hiking and foraging with his family. Max is honored to represent his culture and excited to be part of the Court.

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Congratulations, Max!

Handsome young man with many wonderful interests

Congrations Max and Grandma !!!

2020 SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL PRINCESSES ANNOUNCED
The 2020 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Court will be introduced to the community at 7 PM on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Astoria High School. Please join us in welcoming our new ambassadors of the 53rd Annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. The presentation of the 2020 court is free and open to the public.

Junior Miss Sweden Petra lives in Astoria and is sponsored by the VASA Lodge. She dances with the Nordic Dancers and has been involved with all aspects of the festival since her parents and grandparents are long-time festival volunteers. Petra is excited to be a princess and especially looks forward to the parades. Her heritage is Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian and she’s met Swedish cousins who came to the US to visit. Petra stays busy with church and family activities and her Scandinavian heritage is very important to her.
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2020 SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL PRINCESSES ANNOUNCED 
The 2020 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Court will be introduced to the community at 7 PM on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Astoria High School. Please join us in welcoming our new ambassadors of the 53rd Annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. The presentation of the 2020 court is free and open to the public. 

Junior Miss Sweden Petra lives in Astoria and is sponsored by the VASA Lodge. She dances with the Nordic Dancers and has been involved with all aspects of the festival since her parents and grandparents are long-time festival volunteers. Petra is excited to be a princess and especially looks forward to the parades. Her heritage is Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian and she’s met Swedish cousins who came to the US to visit. Petra stays busy with church and family activities and her Scandinavian heritage is very important to her.

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Congratulations, Petra!

Very pretty

Today’s speakers at the Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter annual meeting in Portland included Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Association board member Judi Lampi speaking about Astoria Nordic Heritage Park and author Karl Marlantes speaking about his best-seller Deep River. ... See MoreSee Less

Today’s speakers at the Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter annual meeting in Portland included Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Association board member Judi Lampi speaking about Astoria Nordic Heritage Park and author Karl Marlantes speaking about his best-seller Deep River.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Great turnout!

GREAT! Thank you, Judi!

Thanks Judi for all you do!

2020 SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL PRINCESSES ANNOUNCED

The 2020 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Court will be introduced to the community at 7 PM on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Astoria High School. Please join us in welcoming our new ambassadors of the 53rd Annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. The presentation of the 2020 court is free and open to the public.

Junior Miss Norway Kilee is from Astoria and sponsored by the Sons of Norway, Nidaros Lodge #16. Her sister Hailey was Junior Miss Norway in 2016 and Kilee went to all festival events with her and is looking forward to attending them again. Her family heritage includes Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish. Her great-grandfather immigrated to the US from Norway in 1921. Kilee participates in basketball and softball at school and loves ballet and jazz hip hop.
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2020 SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL PRINCESSES ANNOUNCED

The 2020 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Court will be introduced to the community at 7 PM on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Astoria High School. Please join us in welcoming our new ambassadors of the 53rd Annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. The presentation of the 2020 court is free and open to the public. 

Junior Miss Norway Kilee is from Astoria and sponsored by the Sons of Norway, Nidaros Lodge #16. Her sister Hailey was Junior Miss Norway in 2016 and Kilee went to all festival events with her and is looking forward to attending them again. Her family heritage includes Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish. Her great-grandfather immigrated to the US from Norway in 1921. Kilee participates in basketball and softball at school and loves ballet and jazz hip hop.

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Congratulations and a belated happy birthday 🎉🎂 can’t wait to watch you 🤗😊

Yay we love you Kiki!!!!

Only TWELVE tickets remain for the five-course Nordic Lights Benefit Dinner for Astoria Nordic Heritage Park on March 28 at Carruthers Restaurant. RSVP soon if you intend to join us. Huge thanks to those who are unable to attend and have sent a donation anyway (ASHA, P.O. Box 34, 97103). We appreciate you! ... See MoreSee Less

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I am excited for it!