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Scandinavian Day 2013 is around the corner on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Vasa Park, South Elgin, IL – ABBA Salute to entertain

ABBA SALUTE entertains on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Scandinavian Day Festival, Vasa Park, Rt. 31, South Elgin, IL

ABBA SALUTE entertains on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Scandinavian Day Festival, Vasa Park, Rt. 31, South Elgin, IL

Vasa Park in South Elgin, Illinois celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013 and you’re invited to the biggest event of the year at the park — SCANDINAVIAN DAY!

Vasa Park, 35W217 IL Route 31, South Elgin, IL 60177, is the home of the 34th Annual Scandinavian Day Festival, planned for Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (please note the festival will last one hour longer this year due to special entertainment by ABBA SALUTE, one of the area’s most popular tribute bands).

Here is the 2013 Scandinavian Day Program Schedule:

Pavilion: 10 am – 10:30 am Church Service

David Foster – Lay Leader Irving Park UMC
Joni Shaw – Musician

Main Stage: 11:00 am Opening Ceremony

Judy Seifert – Scandinavian Park, Inc. NFP President
Joy Thorbjornsen-Coates – Festival Chairperson
Lynn Sove Maxson – Master of Ceremonies

Flags of the Nations and National Anthems

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm: The Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago

1:45 pm – 2:05 pm: Swedish American Children’s Choir, Marguerite Karl – Artistic Director

Pavilion: 2:10pm -2:40 pm:  Festival Folk Dance Class! The Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago

“One doesn’t need to be Scandinavian… just as long as you like having a good time and wish to learn to dance.”

Main Stage: 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Leikarringen Heimhug
Norwegian Folk Dancers of Chicago

3:20 pm – 3:40pm: Bjornson Male Chorus

4:15 pm: ABBA Salute

Historic 25-acre Vasa Park is located along the Fox River on Route 31 in South Elgin, Illinois, just 7 miles south of the I-90 Northwest Tollway and 5 miles north of IL Rt. 64 North Avenue. Come shop, dine, visit and learn about the culture, heritage and traditions of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

DONATION: $10 for Adults, Children 12 and under free, plus FREE PARKING. The event is held rain or shine.

For more information, visit www.vasaparkil.com, www.scandinaviandayil.com or call the Hotline at 847-695-6720 or e-mail: vasaparkil@yahoo.com or nidnarg@comcast.net.

Name of Vendors & Exhibitors (subject to change and more are being added):
Austin Lodge #466, Vasa Order of America
Chicago Torske Klub
Dania Society & Dania Ladies of Chicago
Danish National Committee of Chicago
Danish Brotherhood
Danish Sisterhood Dagmar Lodge No. 4
Debbie’s Doll Dresses
Donna Isaacson
Finnish-American Society of the Midwest
Friends of the Viking Ship, NFP
glimling.com LLC
Icelandic Association of Chicago
Illinois Norsk Rosemalers Association
IOV Mimer Lodge #33
Jensen World Travel, Ltd.
Jule-Hus Scandinavian Gifts
Kirsten’s Danish Bakery
Kris Olson
Lili-Ann Eldeiry
Minnekirken – Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church
Nimbus Club
Nordic Nook
Nordik Folk Lodge #761
Norsk Museum
North Park University
Norwegian National League
Rebild National Park Society
Scandinavian Collectibles/Tiffany Lifestyles
Scandinavian Cuties
Simply Scandinavian
Skjold Lodge #100 Sons of Norway
Sons of Norway – Leif Erikson Lodge 5-097 & Elvesund Lodge 5-593
Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge
Swedish American Children’s Choir, Inc.
Swedish American Museum
Swedish Passport Company/Scandia House International
The Dania Ladies Society
The Danish Home of Chicago
The Danish Immigrant Museum
The Danish Pioneer Newspaper
Varblomman Children’s Club
Viljan Lodge #349 Vasa Order of America
Ye Old Cheese Box