June 71:30pm – 2:30pm
Language & Culture, Language Expansion Classes
June 76:30pm – 8:00pm
Gardening. You can learn more gardening related words by attending the new Gardening på svenska class at ASI on June 4th!
Kommer du till festen? Nej, jag har så mycket trädgårdsarbete att klara av! Are you coming to the party? No, I have too much gardening to finish!
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!— ASI Member
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI— CNN
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI
2600 Park Ave
Saturday, June 17, 2023, 10 am–5 pm
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.
This year, ASI’s Midsommar Celebration will feature performances by lynx lynx, Hanneke Cassel, Mike Block, and a summertime dance party featuring Jake Rudh, longtime DJ, MPR radio host, and founder of Transmission.
The 2023 Midsommar Celebration is on Sat, June 17. Advance ticket registration is available all day to attend this event. Walk-up sales will only be available after 1:30 pm. Midsommar is one of ASI’s most popular events; please anticipate limited on-site parking.
Register now! Choose your preferred time slot.
10:30 am — ASI Male Chorus
11 am — ASI Lilla Spelmanslag
11:30 am — Dance Around Midsommar Pole
12 pm — ASI Spelmanslag
12:30 pm — Lynx Lynx
1:15 pm — Remarks and Scholarship Awards
1:30 pm — Hanneke Cassel and Mike Block
2 pm — TC Nyckelharpalag
2:30 pm — ASI Cloudberries
3 pm — Dance Around Midsommar Pole
3:30-4 pm — Ole Olsson’s Oldtime Orkestra
4-5 pm — DJ Jake Rudh Transmission Dance Party
10 am — McNordiques Under Tapestry
11 :30 am — Artist Talk with Claus Larsson
11 am — Vasa Jr. Folk dancers
1-1:30 pm — Fiddles on Fire
2:30 pm — Artist Talk with Claus Larsson
3:30 pm — Ah Snaps with Liz Stopka
All Day Activities
Family Handcraft Activity
ASI Museum Store Open
Flower Head Wreath Making
Mini Handcraft Market
10 am — Handcraft Demo with Claus Larsson
10 am — Handcraft Demo with Wendy Johnson
11 am — Family Story Time w/ Nana and Abuela read by author Monica Cavanaugh Rojas and illustrator Emiko Rainbow
12 pm — Handcraft Demo with Maddy Bartsch
1 pm — Handcraft Demo with Claus Larsson
1 pm — Family Story Time w/ Nana and Abuela read by author Monica Cavanaugh Rojas and illustrator Emiko Rainbow
2 pm — Handcraft Demo with Jen Newberg
3:30 pm — Handcraft Demo with Claus Larsson
Swedish Hot Dog—Mashed Potatoes, Creamy Mustard, Lingonberry Sauce, Sweet Pickles, Onions
Kids Hot Dog—Plain, Mustard and Ketchup Available
Vegan Hot Dog
Pickled Herring Small Plate—Served with Sour Cream, Chives & Mustard Sauce
Potato Dill Salad—New Potatoes, with Dill Mustard Dressing
Cucumber Shrimp Salad—Local Baby Lettuce, & Horseradish Sauce
Kebob Flatbread—Lamb or Chicken Shawarma, Pickled Peppers & Onions, Creamy Garlic Sauce & Shaved lettuce
Open Faced Sandwiches—Hard Boiled Egg & Cheese or Salmon Salad on Rye
Candy, Chips, Popcorn
Shrubs, Lemonade, and Other N/A Beverages
Almond Cake, Strawberries & Whipped Cream
Assorted Swedish Cookies
Soft serve Ice cream
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