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Midsummer’s Festival in Lindsborg is Saturday, June 17

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LINDSBORG, Kan. – Celebrated in Lindsborg, Kansas on Saturday, June 17, Midsummer’s Festival, the most Swedish of all traditional festivities, is always a fun-filled day for the entire family, including a 5K Run & 2-Mile Walk (beginning at 8:30 am), Kubb Tournament (registration begins at 11:00 am), Swedish Dancing, craft demonstrations, food vendors (including the Lindsborg Swedish Folkdancers serving Viking-on-a-Stick), Vikings, and even Surströmming – the Stinky Fish Eating Contest.

Celebrate all day at Riverside Park, located at 500 S. 1st Street. Check the Visit Lindsborg website for up-to-date information on all Midsummer festivities.

11th Midsummer’s Festival Kubb Tournament

Kubb (pronounced koob) is a traditional Nordic game played in Europe. U.S. Tournaments continue to grow and are drawing hundreds of players from numerous states. Kubb is an easy-to-learn lawn game that has been played for over 1,000 years. Invented (reportedly) by the Vikings, Kubb can be described as a combination of bowling, bocce and horseshoes. The object of the game is to knock over opposing team’s kubbs and the King before they knock over yours. The king rules all…if a team knocks over the king before the end of the game, they lose. Form a team and join in the Midsummer’s Festival fun! Perfect for any age.

Registration begins at 11:00 am. Play begins at 12:00 pm with four rounds guaranteed! A fee of $25 per team (2-3 persons to a team) is required.

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2023

Download the registration form here.

Midsommarsdag Sång Fest

On Sunday, June 18, at 2:30 pm, all are welcome to gather at Bethany Lutheran Church to sing favorite Swedish hymns and hear the history behind these beautiful songs. There will be a reception following the sång fest.

Bethany Lutheran is located at 320 N. Main Street. Learn more about Midsummer’s Day activities here.

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