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Vesterheim Activities at Decorah’s Nordic Fest

July 28 @ 9:00 AM - July 29 @ 5:00 PM

Vesterheim Activities at Decorah's Nordic Fest

July 28-29, 2023

We’re excited to have you visit during Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration. It’s a wonderful weekend of family fun on Vesterheim’s campus with folk-art demonstrations, entertainment, and exhibits!

Check back for details as they are planned!

Decorah’s Nordic Fest

Nordic Fest is held each year on the last full weekend in July and includes fun activities for the whole family. This year, opening ceremonies will be on Thursday evening, July 27, with two full days of activities on Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29. Traditions new and old abound throughout the weekend. There is always lively dancing, challenging sporting events, delicious food, and lots of other entertainment. Whether or not you have Norwegian heritage, there is plenty to enjoy at Decorah’s citywide celebration of Nordic traditions and heritage! Visit the Nordic Fest website here.

Thank you to all of our generous supporters!

Skjaldborg Vikings are supported by Viking State Bank & Trust.

Vesterheim Nordic Fest music is supported by Dawn Svenson Holland and Josh Holland, dedicated in memory of Gary and DiAnn Svenson.

Folk-art demonstrations are supported by Decorah Sons of Norway Valdres Lodge.

Representatives from the Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library are supported by Dean Gipp and family in remembrance of Cyndi Gipp.


Do you want an insider view of Nordic Fest? Volunteering at Vesterheim during the Fest is always a great way to make connections, have fun, and support the museum. We are always looking for support welcoming guests, hosting galleries, giving demonstrators a break, delivering treats to other volunteers, and more. Contact Chivonne Marlow, Visitor Services Manager, at 563-382-9681 ext. 305, or cmarlow@vesterheim.org.


July 28 @ 9:00 AM
July 29 @ 5:00 PM
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