Scandinavian Day Festival on September 8, 2019 - South Elgin

From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Event Cost: $10, free kids under 12. The festival celebrates the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The day focuses on food, fellowship and fun. There will be morning church services and entertainment throughout the day, including a performance by ABBA Salute. There will be cultural displays and Scandinavian food and vendors. Vasa Park: Route 31, 7 Miles south of 1-90 Northwest Tollway, South Elgin, Illinois 60177

Swedish American Museum of Chicago 5211 North Clark St., Chicago, IL

Monthly exhibits, and weekly classes and activities for the Swedish American family

This month - Family Festival - September 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

In the Museum parking lot, located on the corner of Foster and Ashland (location will be moved indoors if the weather does not cooperate), for a day of family fun.

Since 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and the second man on the moon, Buzz Aldrin is Swedish-American, we will take this opportunity to celebrate the event with activities occurring throughout the day. Festivities include face painting, games, crafts, giveaways, raffles and more. Of course, we will be serving Swedish food as well! Most things at the festival will be free, however a few items will have a fee.

Bring your family and friends to this day long party that ends with a performance by Smörgåsbandet starting at 4 p.m.

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