Home › Events
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Syttende Mai Festival in Stoughton, Wisconsin

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Celebrate Norwegian Heritage at the Syttende Mai Festival!

Stoughton’s Syttende Mai festival is a weekend-long celebration of Norwegian heritage featuring fun activities and cultural experiences for the whole family. Come join us for three days of parades, amazing food and drink, arts and music, athletic competitions, and kids’ activities steeped in centuries of Norwegian culture.

The city-wide festival takes place every year on the weekend closest to Norway’s May 17th Constitution Day, also known as Syttende Mai. From the late 1800s to the early 1900s, Stoughton enjoyed an influx of Norwegians, and at one time, as many as 75 percent of its residents spoke Norwegian. These immigrants celebrated Syttende Mai unofficially, but it became an annual, city-wide tradition in the 1950s. 2018 marks the 65th consecutive year the festival has been organized by the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce.

Below are some of the exciting activities you’ll find at this year’s festival…

Details

Start:
May 18, 2018
End:
May 20, 2018

Become a Member

By becoming a member, you not only gain benefits for your family history research, you also support a worthy cause.

Your annual membership helps you, your family, and a wide community discover their roots and preserve a treasured heritage.

Learn More ›

Support NAGC & NL

NAGC & NL relies upon donations of all types from its members and friends throughout the world.

All gifts, whether large or small, are essential to the work of the Center, an important non-profit organization of international scope that is dedicated to preserving Norwegian-American history and heritage.

Make A Donation ›

Testimonials

“Dear Solveig, Thank you very much for the recent translation from my Norwegian family Bible. I was grateful to learn that Niels Andreas Anstensen had indeed died as an infant within a year of his birth and for finding two more baptismal dates that were not available from The Scandinavian Lutheran Church on Ancestry.com You and the other staff are providing a much needed service when it comes to Norwegian genealogy. Much appreciated,”

- David (Washington)

Read More Testimonials ›