HomeSponsors of the 2018 Seattle 17th of May Festival

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The 17th of May Committee is a non-profit organization with volunteer members. We rely on the donations and contributions from our community and would like to thank the following sponsors for their gracious support. A big Thank You to our proud 2018 sponsors!


Odin Sponsor

Trident Seafoods

Trident is a vertically-integrated harvesting, processing, and marketing company active in all major production regions of Alaska. We also process and market seafood sourced from other parts of the Pacific and around the world. Trident has a special blend of talent and steel. The career professionals who comprise the Trident team direct a fleet of harvesting, processing and tendering vessels, a network of strategically placed shore plants, value-added processing facilities, and an extensive sales and distribution network. This carefully conceived mix of mobile and fixed production assets gives us the ability to control our seafood products From the Source to the Plate®. From the fishermen, to the processors, to the plant managers, all Trident employees assume personal responsibility for Trident quality. We are constantly aware that the products we handle are not simply raw materials but a valuable food source for people around the world.

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Thor Sponsor

Columbia Bank is a Northwest community bank headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, with comprehensive solutions and expertise to meet the evolving needs of businesses and individuals.


Freyja Sponsor

Swansons Nursery
Seattle’s favorite garden store since 1924.  Located just north of Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. Exceptional plants, products & people.

Skagit Bank - Ballard
Professional and knowledgeable banking services for your personal or business needs. We are a bank dedicated to our customers. Please come visit us at our Ballard location.

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Valkyries Sponsors

Swedish Hospital | Ballard

Norwegian Commercial Club


Pacific Fisherman Shipyard


Valhalla Sponsors

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Local Organization Support

  • Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers
  • Daughters of Norway Valkyrien Lodge #1
  • Daughters of Norway Embla Lodge #2
  • Daughters of Norway Solveig Lodge #2-031
  • Edward Jones
  • Gård Vintners (Lawrence Cellars, LLC)
  • Greater Tacoma Peace Prize
  • Karmøy Club of Washington
  • KraftMar Design
  • Lunde Marine Electronics
  • Mari-Ann Kind Jackson
  • Mountain Pacific Bank
  • Norse Home
  • Norwegian Ladies Chorus of Seattle
  • Norwegian Male Chorus of Seattle
  • Skål Beer Hall
  • Sons of Norway Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001
  • Sons of Norway Norden Lodge 2-002
  • Sons of Norway Bothell Lodge 2-106
  • Sons of Norway Vesterdalen Lodge 2-131
  • Suzie’s Toys
  • Swedish Club
  • Windermere Real Estate – Irene Kristjanson

In-Kind Sponsors

  • American Music
  • Banner Bank
  • Byen Bakeri
  • Bill Stewart
  • Harris Ford, Lynnwood WA
  • Nordic Museum
  • Puget Sound Accounting
  • Pacific Fishermen Shipyard
  • Rays Restaurant
  • Royal Norwegian Consulate of Seattle
  • Seattle Seafair Parade Marshals
  • Scandinavian Specialties
  • Seattle Bergen Sister City Association
  • Secret Garden Books
  • The Norwegian American Newspaper
  • The Scandinavian Hour

Friends of Seattle Syttende mai

  • Arlene & Ernie Templin
  • Ellen M. Beck
  • Glimstad Family – Eleanor & Evelyn in memory of Harold
  • Grand Lodge Daughters of Norway
  • Kraftig (Bjarne Varnes)
  • Magne & Berit Nes
  • Sons of Norway Oslo Lodge 2-035 Bremerton
  • Sons of Norway Hovedstad Lodge 2-94 Olympia
  • Sons of Norway Edmonds Lodge 2-130
  • Vicki Nelson