ACTIVITIES

Plenty to see and do for the whole family

From dancing around the Maypole (called the Maistang) to going on a gnome scavenger hunt, there's something to do for everyone

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Flower Crowns

Fresh summer greenery is said to contain magic. The weaving of floral Midsummer wreaths has been a way to harness this power and ensure good health throughout the year in celebrations in Scandinavia for centuries. Use bright flowers and delicate birch branches to weave a wreath of your own!

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Kubb

We will have multiple kubb courts set up on the lawn. Come learn how to play the naturally socially-distanced "Viking Chess" lawn game!

Fresh Crepes

Food & Drink

Carina’s Bakery, Harmoni Lodge, Finlandia Foundation and the League of Swedish Societies will be offering delicious fare at our 2022 Oregon Midsummer Festival, and local beer, wine and elderberry juice will be served. Come taste some of the best the Northwest has to offer!

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Local Makers

We will have a number of our Midsummer vendors set up for your shopping pleasure. Please support our local artisans and crafters!

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Games & Crafts

We welcome everyone to this event so bring your the whole family and enjoy learning some Midsummer dances, going on a scavenger hunt for Nordic Gnomes, playing tug of war, doing arts and crafts, face painting, and more! 

Maypole

Maistang

We'll be dancing and parading with the Maypole. Come learn a traditional Swedish Midsummer dance or three! 

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Vikings

Experience combat and history come alive with the Timberhaven Vikings. There will be a Viking photo booth for attendees to take pictures and pose with helmets and shields. Nordic Northwest is also bringing a 20 foot replica of a Viking ship!

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Oaks Park

Free activities at Oaks Park include the small train and the historic carousel! Other rides at the amusement park require a separate ticket.