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Celebrate Syttende Mai on Thursday

Posted by Meghan Walker on May 14th, 2012

This Thursday is Norwegian Constitution Day and the annual Syttende Mai (meaning 17th of May) celebration.

Photo from last year’s Syttende Mai

Thursday will be an all-day celebration, starting at 10 a.m. at the Nordic Heritage Museum.

Here’s a full list of activities:

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Kids games at Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 68th St). Free admission to the NHM all day; Nordic Cafe will be selling Scandinavian treats, and fjord horses will be on site.

Noon – 2 p.m.: Luncheon at Leif Erikson Hall (2245 NW 57th St.) Tickets $30, call (206) 783-1274

2 – 5 p.m.: On-going live, free entertainment at Bergen Place Park

3 – 5 p.m.: Open House and Cafe at Leif Erickson Hall. Food, beverages, wine and beer available for purchase. Local Scandinavian organizations will have promotional material about their groups.

6 – 8 p.m: Parade – starts at NW 62nd and 24th Ave NW, goes south to Market Street, east to Bergen Place Park, turns down 22nd Ave NW and continues south on Ballard Ave NW to Dock Street.

For more information, visit the 17th of May website.

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