Festival celebrates Norwegian culture

May 12, 2017 by  

The Norwegian Laft Hus Society’s Summer Festival is taking place next month in Red Deer.

This year’s festival will be celebrating both the 30th anniversary of the Norwegian Laft Hus Society and the upcoming 150th birthday of the confederation of Canada.

There are expected to be plenty of activities taking place that should appeal to everyone in the family, regardless of age. There will be a Parade of Bunads with participants wearing traditional Norwegian costumes, an authentic Viking, village and a variety of cultural exhibits.

Scandinavian dancers and singers will be entertaining, with those appearing at this year’s festival including Edwin Erickson Band, the Laft Hus Singers, Lothar the Magician and Nikki Reed.

Other activities are set to include a Fjord Horse presentation, storytelling and children’s activities such as a bouncy castle, games and face painting. In addition, there will be two sword fighting demonstrations from Odin’s Raven. A traditional Norwegian lunch will also be available for purchase.

Organizers of this Red Deer event may decide to invest in poster printing services to help advertise this upcoming festival.

The Norwegian Laft Hus Society’s Summer Festival will be held at Heritage Park Square on June 24 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission is free of charge. To learn more about the festival, or about the Norwegian Laft Hus Society, call 403-347-2055.