Seattle 17th of May Festival

2017 Parade

Dancing at Bergen Place 2016

Welcome to Seattle’s popular 17th of May Celebration, a.k.a. Syttende Mai [Soot-n-duh My]. Last year was one of the largest yet with 1,000’s of spectators lining the streets of Ballard for the parade to see more than 100 groups including marching bands, Norwegian-American lodges, drill teams, classic cars and much more – all for Norway’s Constitution Day.
In addition to the popular parade there are other events going on all day including music and dancing at Bergen place, a luncheon, kids events at the Nordic Museum, and more.

Festival Map
Kids Activities
Bergen Place Music

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