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.

All activities are throughout the day, except face-painting which is 12-2pm and 3-4pm, and the tug-of-war games which start at 1:30pm. The parade and raising of the Maypole is at 2:00pm.


Popular activities like flower crown making may end early if supplies run out, so come early!

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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!



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 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! 



We'll be dancing and parading with the Maypole. Come learn a traditional Swedish Midsummer dance or three! The Maypole raising will be at 2pm.

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Experience live 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!

Image by Sally K

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.