Little Sweden USA

A blog about Lindsborg

Hello everyone,

I hope you’re ready! This is the weekend of Lindsborg’s Midsummer’s celebration, and it begins tonight!

From 8 until 10pm Friday, June 15th, everyone is invited to downtown Lindsborg for a street dance to mark the beginning of Midsummer’s. From Sweden, the popular rock band Tiny Toads will be performing, and many downtown businesses will be open until 10pm for your shopping convenience. So, bring a lawn chair for good seating, and come to downtown Lindsborg and enjoy a fine evening with the Tiny Toads. A free will donation is requested, and in the event of rain the dance will be moved to the Lindsborg High School.

And tomorrow, Saturday June 16th, Lindsborg celebrates Midsummer’s! The fun begins at 9am in Swensson Park, continues through the dinner hour with the traditional smorgasbord meal and finishes with the raising of the maypole at Heritage Park near the Old Mill in south Lindsborg.

At Swensson Park you can enjoy the music of the Tiny Toads, watch both the youth and adult Swedish Dancers, shop at our fine arts and crafts fair, and dine at one of the many food vendors who will be on hand.

In addition, there will be a preview of this year’s Broadway RFD production of Damn Yankees, a comedy revue featuring Ole and Sven and a history of Swedish Folk dress.

Oh, and let’s not forget the kids! This year we have more children’s activities than ever before, including crafts, carnival type games, chalk drawing and much more! One of the special kids activities features weaving with an antique loom, hosted by Joyce Peterson at 10am and 1pm.

If you haven’t purchased your smorgasbord tickets yet, not to worry; they may be purchased at the Swedish Dancers Dala Van at Swensson park throughout the day.

Also, be sure to visit downtown merchants where you can enter a drawing for a chance to win a fine piece of artwork made by a local artist.

After dinner, be sure to head to Heritage Park for more music by the Tiny Toads, the traditional raising of the Maypole and more Swedish dancing!

If you’re still in town on Sunday afternoon, join the traditional Swedish Vespers service at the Bethany Lutheran Church, followed by a potluck dinner.

This Fathers Day weekend, why not celebrate with the whole family? Come to Lindsborg for Midsummer’s Day! Admission is $5 for adults, and $3 for kids 10 and under. The celebration continues rain or shine, and will be moved to the Lindsborg High School in case of rain.

Till next week, this is Mike Rodriquez with the Lindsborg update.

Listen to the podcast of the Lindsborg Update from the 15th of June 2007 simply by clicking the previous link. The Lindsborg Update is a podcast of a weekly bit I do on a local radio station, KSAL 1150AM. The Lindsborg Update usually airs on Fridays, a couple of minutes after 12:30 PM. Btw, if you use an RSS aggregator, and iTunes, you can automatically load this podcast into iTunes from within the aggregator.