Schedule of Events

Entertainment at Bergen Place
10 AM - 5 PM
Intersection of Market St., Leary Ave., and 22nd Ave.
On parade day, join emcee and musician Lori Ann Reinhall at Bergen Place stage for an incredible musical line-up featuring a number of acts with Nordic flair!

10:00    Opening Festivities - with Mayor Ed Murray
10:15    Friends in Folk Tone - Kris Johansson, Sarah Funk, Jim Noyes, and Steve Johnston
11:00    Knut Bell  - Norwegian Country Rock Fusion Sponsored by Western Towboat Company
12:00    Toby Hanson & the Smilin’ Scandinavians - Seattle’s Premier, Number One Polka Band
1:00      Nordic Reflections & Harald Nygaard - Accordion Favorites with Ione & Brenda Bard
2:00      Leikarringen of Leif Erikson Lodge - Norwegian Folk Dance & Costumes
2:30      Barneleikarringen - Children’s Norwegian Folk Dance
3:00      Norwegian Male Chorus - Celebrating 125 Years of Tradition
3:30      Norwegian Ladies Chorus - Norwegian & Scandinavian Song
Familys Enjoying 17th of May 4:00      Bonnie Birch - Accordion Virtuoso Extraordinaire
4:30      Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag - Young Scandinavian Fiddlers
5:00      Skandia Kapell - Folk Music Finale Extravaganza

Luncheon (Sold Out)
Noon - 2:30 PM
Leif Erikson Lodge
Join us for a traditional Norwegian lunch with our Grand Marshal and Honorary Marshals! Musical Entertainment performed by Laura Loge and Kris Templin singing, Robyn Emery on piano,  Bill Boyd and Hardingfele.
Address: 2245 NW 57th St, Seattle WA
Phone: 206-783-1274

Barneleker (Children's activities)
10 AM - 4 PM
Nordic Heritage Museum
Pet the fjord horses!
Children can enjoy easy craft projects at the Nordic Heritage Museum. The crafts are free and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Address: 3014 NW 67th St, Seattle WA
Phone: 206-789-5707

Nordic Café
10 AM - 5 PM
Nordic Heritage Museum
Free Museum admission all day! Enjoy Scandinavian food and beverages available for purchase.
Address: 3014 NW 67th St, Seattle WA
Phone: 206-789-5707

Café at Leif Erikson Lodge
3:30 - 5:30 PM
2245 NW 57th St.
Food, beverages, wine/beer, pins, programs, flags, and DVDs available for purchase. Musical entertainment by the Winter Band. Old norwegian favorites on traditional instruments. Local Scandinavian organizations will have promotional material about their groups available.
Leif Erikson Lodge
Join us at Leif Erikson Lodge before the parade for Nordic food, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, which are available for purchase.
Phone: 206-789-5707

17th of May Parade
6 - 8 PM
Come early to save your spot! This year's emcees are local radio personalities Tim Hunter and MJ McDermott.
Click here for Parade Participant Forms!

17th of May Dance
8:30 - 11:30 PM
Elks at Shilshole - 6411 Seaview Ave NW
Tickets $10 at the Door
No Host Bar
Live Music by: Jazz Unlimited Band
Jazz Unlimited Band

“Hipp, Hipp, Hurra!”

The Norwegian Seventeenth of May  Committee, an independent nonprofit organization founded to commemorate  Norwegian Constitution Day, sponsors the annual Syttende Mai celebration.
This day has been celebrated in the Seattle area since 1889.  Thank you for your support.

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