This year, the Ballard 17th of May parade was  back in Ballard on May 17, 2022!

17th of May parade in Ballard
Get your flags and bunads out—we are ready to take over the streets of Ballard on May 17, 2022.


Anniken R. Krutnes
Amb. Anniken Ramberg Krutnes

The 2022 Grand Marshal was Ambassador Anniken Ramberg Krutnes, Norway’s first woman ambassador to the United States.

Our Honorary Marshal was Kevin Kaldestad, a representative from the Pacific Fishermen Shipyard in Ballard .

There were many more honored guests in attendance. This was a day when we celebrated our love for our community and the strong values that Norway and the United States share.

National Nordic Museum
The National Nordic Museum is a fun place to visit any day of the year but especially on the 17th of May!
Bergen Place Park is the place for music and entertainment. with an all-star 17th of May lineup.

There was music at Bergen Place Park from 2  p.m. to 5 p.m. with an all-star lineup featuring The Winter Family Band, the Norwegian Ladies Chorus, the Norwegian Male Chorus, and the amazing accordionists Sunnie and Leif.

And for the hungry, Scandinavian Specialties was selling pølse, traditional Norwegian hot dogs (pølse med lompe) and Solo orange drink right at Bergen Place.

Then, last but not least, the grand parade went through the streets of Ballard, starting at 6 p.m.