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Midsommar Celebration

Midsommar Dancing

Get in the Summer Spirit

Dating back to ancient times, Midsommar is a tradition that welcomes back warm weather and marks the longest day of the year. It’s celebrated by making fresh-flower head wreaths, singing songs, listening to live music, and dancing around the midsommarstång (maypole)—all hallmarks of this family-friendly festival at ASI. Midsommar will happen rain or shine—see you there! Live music will fill the ASI campus by ASI affiliated ensembles with special guests.

ASI’s Midsommar Celebration is June 15 from 10 am to 5 pm! You may enter any time after your ticketed time but not before. Enjoy a special festival menu for purchase by FIKA Café and don’t forget to check out the visiting exhibit, Karin Larsson: Let the Hand be Seen, on display in the Turnblad mansion.

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Courtyard Main Stage

10:30 am—ASI Male Chorus

11:00 am—ASI Spelmanslag

11:30 am—Dance Around Midsommar Pole (ASI Spelmanslag)

12:00 pm—ASI Lilla Lag

12:30 pm—Cloudberries

1:00 pm—Twinflower

2:00 pm—Remarks from ASI President and CEO Molly Steenson

2:30 pm—Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag

3:00 pm—Dance Around Midsommar Pole (McNordiques)

3:30 pm—McNordiques

4:00 pm—Open Mic ABBA Karaoke

Mansion Salon

10:00 am—Open Nordic Jam

11:00 am—Mikkel Thompson and Friends

12:00 pm—Open Nordic Jam

1:00 pm—Mikkel Thompson and Friends

2:00 pm—Open Nordic Jam

Larson Hall

10:30 pm—Vasa Jr Dancers

Maypole Craft led by Alison Aune

Handcraft Mini Market with Julmarknad Artists

Handcraft Demos

10:30 am–12 pm—Book Giveaway by The Free Book Buggie