87th Annual Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
Brought to you by: Scandinavian Heritage Foundation & League of Swedish Societies
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Music, Dancing, Games, Nordic Food, Vendors, Beer Garden, Kids Area & More!
Raising of the Maypole: 1:00pm
Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR
Scandinavians have a long tradition of celebrating the Summer Solstice with bonfires or raising of the Maypole (Majstång pole). Here in Portland that tradition is being celebrated for the 85th continuous year at the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival.
The festivities are a collaboration of the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation and the League of Swedish Societies. Lead sponsors include the ScanǀDesign Foundation, The Oregonian and IKEA Portland. Also sponsoring are Swedish Society Linnea, New Sweden Cultural Society and Finlandia Foundation.