The Ballard 17th of May celebration is nothing less than amazing! Join us in celebrating Norway’s Constitution Day with a fun-filled day in the heart of historic Ballard.

Get your tickets for our annual luncheon gala (SOLD OUT) held at the North American home of Nordic Culture and Heritage, The National Nordic Museum. Be quick, they are selling fast!

Enjoy an All-Star lineup of Nordic talent at Bergen Place — Emceed by “Nordic on Tap” host, Eric Stavney— before scoring prime real estate along the parade route. Dozens of clubs, schools, and organizations big and small will fill the streets; wearing their finest traditional Bunad, cruising classic cars, and expressing their love of their Norwegian (and Nordic!) heritage punctuated by the sounds of the State’s best marching bands and drill teams!

Check out our 2024 program flyer for more details!

17th of May parade in Ballard
The 17th of May. is the day to get your flags out!


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.


Check out the “Nordic on Tap” Podcast, hosted by our Bergen Place Emcee, Eric Stavney!