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Annual Celebrations & Major Festivals

Experience ASI / Festivals

Central to what it means to be a gathering place for all people, annual festivals are held at ASI each year. Open to everyone, these events support ASI’s community, uplift traditions new and old, celebrate art and culture, and more.

Midsommar

Each June, welcome the warm weather with one of the largest celebrations of Midsommar in the Upper Midwest.

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Julmarknad

ASI’s annual holiday market celebrates the season with live performances, family fun, Scandinavian food, and a host of unique handcraft vendors.

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Great Makers Exchange

A gathering for makers of all kinds with workshops and conversations to uplift your knowledge and help connect with fellow craft enthusiasts. 

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Midwinter Folk Festival

Concerts, workshops, and drop-in musical opportunities for musicians and music lovers alike. 

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Cocktails at the Castle

ASI’s campus-wide museum party, featuring live music, crafts and take-home activities, festival food, and a ton of surprises.

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Winter Solstice

Mark the shortest day and longest night of the year at ASI’s Winter Solstice celebration.

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