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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.


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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Midwinter Folk Festival

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

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

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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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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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