Andersonville Midsommarfest 2022
Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12

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Midsommarfest is Andersonville’s annual summer street festival, now entering its 56th 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 the whole weekend at the Swedish Stage, including the festival’s most popular act: Dancing Queen; an ABBA Salute! Midsommarfest opens with traditional dancing around the midsummer pole and people can learn to make their own midsummer wreaths.

The Museum is yet again hosting a Swedish Food Tent (outdoors or indoors – still undecided), serving traditional Swedish Meatballs, Swedish Pancakes, Swedish Hot Dog and more. In addition we have a flower crown making station, a kids tent, beer tent as well as an exhibit on the history of midsummer on the Museum’s second floor.

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

Swedish Stage Line-Up


5 p.m. – ABBA Karaoke
6 p.m. – Moose the DJ
8 p.m. – Rod Tuffcurls


Noon – Welcome ceremony
12:15 p.m. – Maypole dancing
12:45 p.m. – Chicago Swedish Mixed Chorus
1:05 p.m. – Nordic Folkdancers
1:25 p.m. – Merula
2 p.m. – Hugh Too
4 p.m. – Love in October
6 p.m. – Fiona Grey
8 p.m. – Dancing Queen: an ABBA Salute


Noon – Dog Parade (45 min) and Swedish Dancing
1 p.m. – Nikki O’Neill
2:30 p.m. – Jesse White Tumblers
3 p.m. – Hodie Snitch
5 pm. – Lynne Jordan & The Shivers
6:30 p.m. – Moose the DJ
8 p.m. – Too Much Molly

Swedish Food

Swedish Food will be served at the Swedish American Museum. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. the food can be bought and eaten in the gallery space and courtyard. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. you can buy food for pick up only since the Museum building is closed.

Swedish Meatballs with mashed potatoes, pickled cucumbers and lingonberry jam – $7
Swedish hot dog with bun, mashed potatoes and fried onion – $7
Swedish pancake with lingonberry jam – $6

In addition there are drinks and cookies for sale.