2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival a virtual, drive-by celebration

The 2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Astoria, Oregon, will be a combination of virtual and drive-by events due to the ongoing safety concerns from the coronavirus pandemic. The festival is scheduled Friday-Sunday, June 18-20.

Events listed on the festival’s website as of today include:

  • Coronation of the queen on Friday, June 18
  • Flag raising on Saturday, June 19
  • OpTog Parads on Saturday, June 19, which will be on Marine Drive in front of the Astoria Maritime Museum
  • Church service on Sunday, June 20

Other events that do not have dates yet are the hex sales, hex burning, and a virtual readers theater.

The Finnish Lodge Auxiliary is continuing its tradition of offering fruit soup and rice pudding for the festival, except this year, orders are to-go. Place your order by calling (503) 440-9002 from Monday, May 10, through Thursday, June 17. Pick up orders behind the hall at 244 West Marine Drive in Astoria on Saturday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The full achedule and times for the events listed above will be posted to the festival’s website by Friday, April 30.

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