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Get outside and enjoy the winter at the eighteenth annual Barneløpet, a non-competitive ski or walk event for the community’s youngest skiers, ages 3-13. The collaborative Vesterheim Museum and Sons of Norway event will be held at the Decorah Community Prairie at 10:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Skiers must provide their own skis.Find out more »
Are you ready for a parade? Vesterheim welcomes you to a Syttende Mai celebration with a traditional Children’s Parade, a performance by Decorah’s Nordic Dancers, and other activities.
Syttende Mai is the day Norway ratified its constitution in 1814 at Eidsvoll.Find out more »
This Decorah city-wide festival is held each year on the last full weekend in July and includes fun activities for the whole family. Traditions new and old abound throughout the weekend. There is always lively dancing, challenging sporting events, delicious food, and lots of other entertainment. In 2019, Opening Ceremonies will be on Thursday, July 25. Vesterheim's activities will include The National Norwegian-American Folk Art Exhibition, folk-art demonstrations and sales, performances, special guests, and more. Specific details will be posted closer…Find out more »
Everyone is invited to Vesterheim’s Folk-Art Banquet in Luther College’s Peace Dining Room! During the banquet, we will honor the new Ribbon Winners in the The National Norwegian-American Folk Art Exhibition and the new Gold Medalists will receive their pins. Norwegian instructors will share their experiences as folk-artists in Norway. Whether you are an artist, art enthusiast, or interested in learning more about Norwegian folk art, please join us to celebrate folk art! This event is held July 26, 2019,…Find out more »
Ring in the season with Vesterheim at a Norwegian Christmas Celebration on December 7, 2019, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This lively day of events includes Scandinavian holiday traditions, crafts, music, treats, and more. Free admission for kids accompanied by an adult! View pictures from the 2018 Norwegian Christmas Celebration here.Find out more »