Photo Credit The American Swedish Institute
As summer solstice draws near (it’s next Thursday already, can you believe it?) so does the American Swedish Institute’s Annual Midsommer Celebration, taking place tomorrow, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to be Swedish for the day with festival highlights including pop-up shops with Bastad Troentorp Clogs, B E Nelson Design Silversmith jewelry, and handmade hats and scarves from Ruby 3 as well as Scandinavian folk music, dancing at the midsommar pole (think May Day, kind of, but for summer), flower wreathes, and festival foods like the FIKA hotdog (with mashed potato, mustard, lingonberry mostarda, dill pickle and chives), cardamom rolls, and strawberry cake from FIKA, ASI’s acclaimed Nordic, in house restaurant.
In between Midsommar Celebration activities, see ASI’s current exhibit, “The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson,” present through July 15. Walk through the ASI museum (commonly referred to as “The Castle” due to its beautiful exterior) and meet the moss people as well as other woodland creatures created by Simonsson. For a detailed review, read Visit Twin Cities’ “Children in the Castle” blog post.
You can find a full performance schedule and festival menu here. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for ages 62+, $5 for ages 6-18 and students with ID and free with kids under 6 and ASI members. Tickets can be purchased at the door.