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Best May Nordic Celebrations in Puget Sound

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This Thursday, May 17, is Syttende Mai – Norwegian Constitution Day! Puget Sound will come alive with music, food, dancing, kids’ activities and the biggest parade this side of Norway! Then it’s Viking Fest in Poulsbo all weekend long! Get ready to celebrate!

Nordic Heritage Museum
Thursday, May 17
10:00am – 4:00pm
3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117
http://www.nordicmuseum.org

Syttende Mai, May 17th, is Norwegian Constitution Day! In celebration, admission is free at the Museum, and the beautiful Norwegian Fjord horses will be in the parking lot! From 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Nordic Café will be open at the Museum serving delicious food, and children will be able to make easy craft projects. This is a FREE program!

Entertainment at Bergen Place
Thursday, May 17
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Intersection of Market St., Leary Ave., and 22nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98107
http://www.seattle.gov/default.htm

Public performances at Bergen Place featuring a number of acts with Nordic flair!

Syttende Mai Parade
Thursday, May 17
6:00pm
Downtown Ballard
Seattle, WA 98107
http://www.17thofmay.org

It’s the largest Syttende Mai parade outside of Norway!

44th Annual Viking Fest
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
May 18, 19 and 20
Downtown Poulsbo, WA
http://www.vikingfest.org

A three day festival celebrating Poulsbo’s Nordic heritage. Parade, carnival, vendors, kids’ activities, fun run, paddle board race, live music, entertainment and more. See website for details.

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