Events at Vasa Park
Check Out All of the Events Vasa Park has to Offer
Park EventsScandinavian DayDinner DanceMidsommarFish Boil
Dinner Dance ★ March 23, 2019
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Valborg Day ★ April 27, 2019
Paint / Rake / Dig Day ★ May 25, 2019
Geneva Swedish Days ★ June 22, 2019
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Heritage Day ★ July 21, 2019
40th Scandinavian Day Festival 10am - 5pm ★ September 8, 2019
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Scandinavian Fish Boil ★ October 5, 2019
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Annual Membership Meeting ★ October 26, 2019
Fall Clean-Up Day ★ November 9, 2019
Vasa Park is a tranquil 25 acre property situated along the beautiful Fox River, featuring towering mature oak trees and wide open space. Scandinavian Park, Inc. holds numerous community events throughout the year, celebrating Scandinavian and Nordic traditions, including; music, art, crafts, food, and dance. These events are open to the public and persons of all ethnicities are welcome to join and enjoy. Vasa Park also serves as a learning center for local schools and scouting organizations.
Scandinavian Day Festival
|The Scandinavian Day Festival is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the five Scandinavian countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Open to people of all ages and backgrounds, the Festival provides a venue to honor and present all things Scandinavian, past and present. The crafts, dance, education, food, music, and merchandise of the Festival, combined with the historic setting of Vasa Park, creates an atmosphere full of the hospitality and warmth of Scandinavia.|
|2018 Scandinavian Day
|2019 Scandinavian Day
Live EntertainmentThe Scandinavian Day Festival celebrates both traditional and modern music.
Traditional FoodsThe Food and Beverage Vendors at the Festival provide a variety of offerings to satisfy every appetite! From refreshing Lingonberry Saft and coffee with skorpa to fried herring, pølse and köttbullar and much more, you will find something for everyone. Make sure and save room for Kringle and Aebleskiver!
Nordic Beer TastingCurated by a Certified Cicerone, this event is back by popular demand! A tasting of 5 Nordic beers, a presentation about beer and brewing in Scandinavia, and a Festival tasting glass are all part of this special addition to the festivities. There will be sessions in the afternoon. Space is limited and additional ticket required.
Vendor WalkwayThe Festival looks forward to welcoming guest favorites and has worked to bring new Vendors to the Walkway for your shopping and learning! Scandinavian focused treats and artisan crafts await you within the beauty of our Oak grove. You can also find info from local Scandinavian organizations, Museums and Lodges.
Children's ActivitiesAll Children’s activities are compliments of the Festival. This year our young guests are sure to enjoy the newly installed playground equipment! Also back are the popular pony rides and face painting. Crafts to boost creativity are also offered. Activities are perfect for children of all ages and abilities.
Living HistoryWalk along the Fox River side of Festival grounds and enjoy a trip back in time! An opportunity to explore and learn right here in your own backyard. The Festival encourages all our guests to stop by and talk with our “family” across time and place. How often can you chat with a Viking?
Local ClubsWhat better way to reconnect with old friends and to meet new friends, than a day spent under the Oaks! Whether you and your family are sharing a wonderful meal or you and people you have just met raise a glass and say, “Skål” the music and fun of the Festival is sure to pique your interest in Scandinavia.
The Annual Dinner Dance is a great time to celebrate the coming of Spring and to reconnect with friend and family. The evening is an important fund raiser for the park and includes a wonderful dinner, a huge raffle, and dancing. Attendance is open to the public and tickets must be purchased in advance. Donations and raffle prizes are welcome for those who would like to support the park.
|2019 Dinner Dance Pictures|
Vasa Park's traditional Midsommar celebration is an exciting event filled with great food, beautiful scenery, and good times among friends. Midsommar is a pot-luck style event and takes place at the park. There is plenty of room to accommodate large families and picnic tables are available in and around the pavilion. The park also provides a bonfire and traditional May Pole dancing for all. Come out and enjoy this nice evening under the stars at Vasa Park!
|2015 Midsummer Pictures|
Vasa Park's Fall Fish Boil is a great tradition hailing from Door County, Wisconsin. Fresh lake cod is boiled over an open fire with tasty red potatoes and carrots. Enjoy your fish with melted butter or Vasa Park's own fresh dill sauce. Side dishes include; beets, green peas, cucumber salad, and an assortment of breads. The bar is open and entertainment is on hand for all to enjoy.
|2018 Fish Boil Pictures|