About the Festival
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
A Taste of Scandinavia
June 22nd and 23rd, 2013 at the Scandinavian Community Centre
Festival Day Pass $10 / Free admission for kids under 16 / Free parking all weekend
Thousands of people visit the Scandinavian Community Centre every year to celebrate the traditions and festivities of Scandinavian Midsummer. In its 18th year, it is a weekend of fun-filled activities, living history and non-stop entertainment for the whole family.
The Midsummer Festival has always been proud to host a life-size Viking Village on the festival grounds where Vikings live, work, eat and play all weekend long. The Vikings will share with us Viking life, arts & crafts and culture and you never know what else may happen in the village! Vikings can be very unpredictable, you never know what they are going to do next – so this is something you don’t want to miss!
Food, Folk Dancing and Fun!
Traditional Scandinavian entertainment continues throughout the weekend with folk dancing, choirs, and cultural displays. Enjoy a salmon BBQ and Scandinavian foods such as Swedish meatballs and Danish smørrebrød and at the end of the day, put up your feet and cool off in the Valhalla beer garden.
There’s lots of fun kids activities throughout the weekend with a troll forest, carnival games, an Amazing Nordic Race, storytelling and much more!
Treat your family to a lovely outdoor Sunday Brunch at the Midsummer Festival on Sunday morning at 10am (indoor if the weather disagrees). Right after brunch there will be kids’ games and dancing around the Midsummer Pole so bring the whole family!
You may be the lucky winner of the Midsummer Festival Lottery so make sure you get your tickets in advance or at the festival. Prizes include round-trip airline tickets for two to anywhere in Scandinavia courtesy of Icelandair and $2,500 in cash prizes! For tickets, contact the Scandinavian Centre office at (604) 294-2777.
Paavo Nurmi Run – 3km, 5km & 10km
Join us for our 8th annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival run on June 23 at 9 a.m. at Burnaby Lake Provincial Park. Runners from all ages will take part events ranging from a 3K kids run/walk to a 10K run on the beautiful wood chip trails. Your registration includes Free admission to the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. Visit midsumrun.com for more information.
Looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Paavo Nurmi run!