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WHAT FAMILY EVENT DOESN'T HAVE GREAT FOOD, LOUD MUSIC, AWKWARD DANCING, Raised voices, & Vikings?

 
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2018 Lineup

Dancers, Music, Fashion, Vikings, Car Show, Community Dances, Open Dancing


Saturday, June 23

9:45 AM Raise Midsummer Pole & Opening Ceremony

10:30 AM Lindsborg Folkdanslag & Ring Dances

11:00 AM Fjellborg Vikings Combat

11:00 AM (In Beer Garden), Allt För Sverige, Meet and Greet

11:20 AM “Whack a Viking!” Activity for Children

11:45 AM Scandinavian Folk Dancers of Phoenix

12:15 PM M & M Dancers Dancing for Children

12:30 PM Midsummer Ballads by Scott & Johanna Hongell-Darsee

1:00 PM Swedish Folk Dance Club of Denver

1:30 PM M & M Dancers Dancing for Children

1:45 PM Scandinavian Fashion Show

2:15 PM Scandinavian Folk Dancers of Phoenix

2:45 PM Fjellborg Vikings Combat

3:10 PM “Whack a Viking!” Activity for Children

3:30 PM Midsummer Ballads by Scott & Johanna Hongell-Darsee

4:00 PM Swedish Folk Dance Club of Denver

4:30 PM Lindsborg Folkdanslag & Ring Dances

Sunday, June 24

10:00 AM Church Service

10:45 AM Lindsborg Folkdanslag & Ring Dances

11:15 AM Scandinavian Folk Dancers of Phoenix

11:45 AM Fjellborg Vikings Combat

12:10 PM “Whack a Viking!” Activity for Children

12:30 PM Swedish Folk Dance Club of Denver

1:00 PM Scandinavian Strings

1:30 PM Scandinavian Fashion Show

2:00 PM Scandinavian Folk Dancers of Phoenix

2:30 PM Fjellborg Vikings Combat

2:50 PM “Whack a Viking!” Activity for Children

3:15 PM Lindsborg Folkdanslag & Ring Dances

3:45 PM Closing Ceremony

 

COLORADO'S FJELLBORG VIKINGS
In the tradition of educational re-enactors, Fjellborg Vikings presents a Viking tent encampment with demonstrations of various skills including textile arts, blacksmith, and carpenter work. Throughout the event our warriers will be giving demonstrations of live combat using swords, axes, spears, and shields.

When you visit them, you will have a truly hands-on experience by studying museum quality reproductions of Viking chests, tools, carvings, weapons, and armor. Viking age re-enactors will provide insights of the home life, merchant trade routes, and conquests of the greatest expansion of European culture, unequaled until the time of Columbus.

Fjellborg Vikings campsite and warrior competitions provide great family fun and an educational experience of historical Scandinavian culture of the classic Viking age.


RON TOMOCIK
Ron Tomocik from Denver is a versatile accordionist who specializes in Icelandic music. He taught Scandinavian music and dance across the country at various events and schools. He is our strolling minstrel throughout the festival.


M & M DANCERS
The M & M Dancers are a group of elementary school age singers and dancers, founded and directed by Marcia Green, who have been a part of the music program at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loveland, Colorado for almost twenty years. They lead audience participation in easy folk dances around the maypole, and are especially popular with families and young children.



LINDSBORG SWEDISH FOLKDANSLAG

One of the long-standing traditions of the Estes Park Midsummer Festival, the Lindsborg Dancers, return again with their wonderful dancing and audience leadership. This group of Swedish folk dancers and musicians is based in Lindsborg, Kansas, a town nicknamed "Little Sweden, USA".

SCANDINAVIAN STRINGS

A two fiddle interplay, by Cathy Tomac and Sue Reading, of melody and harmony featuring energizing traditional folk and dance music of Scandinavia.  


SCOTT & JOHANNA HONGELL-DARSEE
After relocating to New Mexico from Scandinavia in 2001, Scott and Johanna have performed all over the U.S. at festivals, theatres, arts councils, universities, schools, libraries, and live broadcasts


THE SWEDISH FOLK DANCERS CLUB OF PHOENIX

The folk dancers were started by a group of members of the VASA Order of America in the early 1970's. The group's goal is to preserve traditional dances and costumes of Scandinavia. Primarily made-up of Norwegians and Swedes, they wear traditional costumes that are a mixture of original Scandinavian and United States made replicas, and they always present a colorful performance. The dances are from Norway, Sweden, and Iceland, and range from child-like fun movements, to more intricately woven pieces.