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Hjemkomst Festival and Midwest Viking Festival

June 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - June 23, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

The 41st Annual Hjemkomst Festival and Midwest Viking Festival meet at Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, from 10 am to 5 pm on June 22 and 23. 
Each year, the Finnish and American music students at Finlandia Foundation‘s Soiva Music Camp, which meets nearby at Concordia College in Moorhead, perform in the annual Hjemkomst Festival. Soiva Camp teaches students ages 11-19 who are studying piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, or who are interested in composition or improvisational music. For more info about Soiva Camp. 
The 41st annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst and Midwest Viking Festival June 22-23 is poised for a major celebration of Nordic cultures this year, from the myths of Valhalla through medieval Europe and our own American frontier, as 2018 marks an exciting development in our festival’s history. Commemorating the namesake of our museum, the Hjemkomst Viking ship, and looking to build on the success of last year’s 40th anniversary, we’re offering more fantastic Nordic culture and highlighting Scandinavian shipbuilding with our visiting master artist Jay Haavik, a world-class woodcarver and the lead on the Saga Oseberg ship replica currently housed in the Oslo Viking Ships Museum.

Inside we’ll be highlighting Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Saami, and Danish cultures, giving visitors the chance to walk through the North countries in just one building. Shoppers will delight in our Scandinavian Village, where we’re hosting vendors, educators, and entertainers sharing their stories and their wares.

Nordic Marketplace

Inside the Hjemkomst Center you’ll find the Nordic Marketplace, where you can shop for Scandinavian imports and explore life in the North Atlantic from saga storytellers to Hardanger fiddlers. In the auditorium, you’ll find Tastes of Scandinavia, where we’ll be serving your favorite Nordic foods, from smoked salmon to aebleskiver to lefse and lingonberries.


June 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
June 23, 2018 @ 5:00 PM


Hjemkomst Center
202 1st Avenue North
Moorhead, MN 56560 United States
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