The Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Estes Park, Colorado has been a tradition for our residents and guests for 25 years and counting.

What is the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival?

The Festival is a Scandinavian tradition honoring tradition and celebrating the summer solstice. Here in the mountains, we ring it in with style. There will be no shortage of food, music, fun, and shopping while you immerse yourself in the culture and heritage of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Finland.

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Estes Park, CO

On day one, you’ll be able to preview vendors, drinks, food, and music as the festivities set up. Day two — Saturday — visitors to the festival will be surrounded by libations, life, learning (and lefse) with 80+ artisans, organizations, and performers. Day three features a Viking village, the raising of the Midsummer Pole, and the Scandinavian Market. For a breakdown of times, vendors and events, see the official website.

  • Where: Organized by the Scandinavian Alliance of Colorado, the event spans three days and is held in Bond Park in downtown Estes.
  • When: June 21-23, 2019, details and times here
  • How Much: Free to attend. The Festival offers public parking and is family friendly as well.

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After you’ve had your fill of mead, sausages, smoked salmon, and lingonberries — you should be able to kick back in luxury to recharge for your next mountain adventure. How about relaxing after the event and telling Viking-inspired tales while soaking in a hot tub looking out at the Rocky Mountains?