Mar 30 2019
Sacramento Scandinavian Festival

Sacramento Scandinavian Festival

Presented by Scandinavian Festival Association of Sacramento at Scottish Rite Center

There is Scandinavian entertainment which has varied over the years most recently the Eldorado Hills Folk Dancers and various instrumentalists featuring Scandinavian music and dances. The sponsoring lodges provide Scandinavian prepared-food sales such as Swedish open-faced sandwiches (smörgåsar) and pancakes (tunn pannkakor), Finnish Salmon Chowder (lohikeitto), Norwegian Lefse, and several other dishes.

The presentation of the national flags with the singing of each national anthem for each nation in their native tongue is a continuing tradition. The American flag has been presented by the Boy Scouts, representatives of the National Guard and various dignitaries.

There are also demonstrations of Scandinavian crafts, a Viking ship and village to visit, and cultural information tables and videos.

Participating lodges use their share of the net proceeds to make donations to local charities in appreciation of the public support they receive, provide funding for lodge scholarships for deserving high school, college, and vocational school students and/or funding Scandinavian presentations at other cultural and civic events in the Greater Sacramento area.

Admission Info

General $5
Children (Under Ages 12) Free
*The festival itself only accepts cash (admittance, food). However, some of vendors do accept credit cards.


Dates & Times

2019/03/30 - 2019/03/30

Location Info

Scottish Rite Center

6151 H St., Sacramento, CA 95819

Accessibility Info