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2012 Scan­di­na­vian Mid­sum­mer Festival

Celebrate the start of summer at the Scan­di­na­vian Mid­sum­mer Festival on June 23 - 24, 2012 in Burnaby, British Columbia! Enjoy a weekend of fun activities including a Viking Village (watch out for the Viking raiders!), traditional music and dance, market stalls, the midsummer pole, a troll forest, food (including a Salmon BBQ, Smørrebrød, Swedish Meatballs, hot dogs, waffles, coffee, pastries and a Beer Garden), games, a vintage car show and the Wife Carrying Contest! Enjoy the festivities at the 17th Annual Scan­di­na­vian Mid­sum­mer Festival!

Viking raiders at the Scan­di­na­vian Mid­sum­mer Festival in Burnaby, British Columbia on June 23 - 24, 2012.Visit the Scandinavian Community Centre this weekend and take in the festivities of the 17th Annual Scan­di­na­vian Mid­sum­mer Festival! This event promises fun for the whole family with a Viking Village (watch out for the Viking raiders!), traditional music and dance, a marketplace, the troll forest, educational displays, food, games and a vintage Volvo car show:

  • DATE: June 23 - 24, 2012
  • TIMES: 23rd: 10:00am - 9:00pm | 24th: 10:30am - 5:00pm
  • LOCATION: Scandinavian Community Centre: 6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby, British Columbia (map)
  • COST: $10/day (16 & Under: Free)
  • WEBSITE: Scan­di­na­vian Mid­sum­mer Festival | Twitter

Don't miss the best event of all - the Wife Carrying Contest on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 3:00pm! The first man to carry his wife over the finish line winner receives his wife's weight in Carlsberg beer! A hilarious Finnish tradition!

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