june 2024

22jun(jun 22)10:00 am23(jun 23)4:00 pmScandinavian Midsummer FestivalA celebration of Northern European culture full of traditional Scandinavian foods, activities, and entertainment.10:00 am - 4:00 pm (23) Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St, Burnaby, BC V5B 4P9Event Type :COMMUNITY,CULTURE,FESTIVALS

Event Details

The Scandinavian Midsummer Festival celebrates it’s 27th year on June 22nd and 23rd in 2024. Metro Vancouver’s Scandinavian Midsummer Festival is a Northern European cultural event at Burnaby‘s Scandinavian Community Centre providing an immersive experience into the cultures of many Northern European countries including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and more!

There are a number of activities going on that you can enjoy during the Midsummer Festival. Among them are two almost full days of live music with the a number of individual artists, groups and choirs. There will be performances by the Scandinavian Dancers and the Vikings in the Viking Village, including songs, games and a real Viking raid – beware of the Norse! At the Midsummer Marketplace, you find over 50 vendors with shopping kiosks with lots of exciting products and crafts.  There will be cultural displays, kids’ activities, a troll forest and carnival games.

For the Midsummer beginner – there are two very popular events during the festival that you may not want to miss! The raising of the Midsummer Pole with dance around takes place on Saturday afternoon. The popular and crazy Finnish wife carrying contest takes place on Sunday.

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Time

22 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 23 (Sunday) 4:00 pm

Location

Scandinavian Community Centre

6540 Thomas St, Burnaby, BC V5B 4P9

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