Syttende Mai Festival 2018Name: Syttende Mai Festival 2018Date: May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018Website: Stoughton Syttende Mai Festival 2018Event Description:
Celebrate Norwegian Heritage
at the Stoughton Syttende Mai Festival
Visit Stoughton's Syttende Mai festival for a weekend of family-friendly fun and cultural experiences where there’s something for everyone. Come join us for three days of parades, arts, food and drink, kids’ activities and plenty of Norwegian culture for the whole family.
Syttende Mai takes place annually on the weekend closest to Norway’s Constitution Day, celebrated in Norway on May 17th. 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. Norwegians throughout the world continue to celebrate May 17 as Syttende Mai, the Norwegian Constitution Day.
The Stoughton Syttende Mai festival features Norwegian and American music, cultural performances, art, craft beer, amazing food, athletic competitions, and much more!
Click here for the full Syttende Mai website!
For a printable listing of the Events listed by time click here.
For a printable listing of the Events listed alphabetically with descriptions, click here.
For a printable listing of the vendors in our Festive Feast, click here.
Coffee Break Festival and Cup O' Joe All Wheels Show!
August 18, 9am-3pm, Mandt Park
Enjoy the 21st annual celebration of Stoughton's claim to have invented the coffee break! Sample coffee, see the Cup O' Joe All-Wheels Show, shop the arts and crafts fair, try your skill at the bean spitting contest, and more! The Viking Booster 5k Trek happens at Mandt Park that day too. Fun for all and free to attend. Coffee sampling requires the purchase of a coffee mug.