Midsommarfest

We had a great time! See you again next year!

Andersonville Midsommarfest 2019
Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9


Midsommarfest is Andersonville’s annual summer street festival, now entering its 53rd year. Each year, nearly 50,000 people flock to Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa for two days of music, dancing, kids’ entertainment and delicious food. Vendors from around the region sell their wares to passers-by, while ethnic dance troupes and cutting-edge bands keep the party going.

The Swedish American Museum is honored to be the sponsor of the festival’s south end. We have hired an amazing lineup of bands to entertain the crowd on Saturday and Sunday at the Swedish Stage, including the festival’s most popular act: ABBA Salute! Midsommarfest opens with traditional dancing around the midsummer pole and people can learn to make their own midsummer wreaths.

This year, we are proud to announce that the Museum will be hosting a Swedish Food Tent, serving traditional Swedish Meatballs, Swedish Pancakes, Swedish Hot Dog and Rice Pudding.

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There is a $5 suggested donation to enter the street festival on Friday; $10 on Saturday and Sunday (kids under 12 and seniors over 65 are free). Admission to the Swedish American Museum June 7-9 is free. The Museum is open regular hours during Midsommarfest unless stated otherwise.

Swedish Stage Line-Up

Saturday

Noon – Welcome ceremony
12:15 p.m. – Midsummer pole dancing
12:45 p.m. – Chicago Swedish Mixed Chorus
1 p.m. – Nordic Folkdancers
12:20 p.m. – Merula
1 p.m. – Swedish Jamboree
2 p.m. – Hodie Snitch
4 p.m. – Love in October
6 p.m. – Blooze Brothers
* p.m. – ABBA Salute

Sunday

Noon – New Invaders
1:30 – Hugh Too
3:15 – Gussied
5 p.m. – Hello Weekend
7 pm. – Lynne Jordan
9 p.m. – DJ Waverly