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Midsommar Fest and ABBA Salute Concert

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  • Location
    Erlander Home Museum
    404 S. 3rd St.
    Rockford, IL 61104
  • Phone
    (815) 963-5559
  • Date
    June 15, 2019
  • Time
    Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | ABBA Salute at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hall
  • Price
    Daytime admission is free | ABBA Salute $15 in advance, $20 at the door, children 10 and under free
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Additional Information

Save the date for this fun annual event and come celebrate the longest day of the year with your Nordic friends! The traditional Swedish festival welcomes the arrival of the summer solstice.

The event will feature maypole dancing, Swedish folk music, Swedish pancake eating contest and shopping at Mormor’s Attic. Swedish food will be available at the Stockholm Inn pavilion and the SHS booth. A children’s area will have crafts, storytelling, and games. Listen to wonderful music throughout the day!

Schedule of Events (subject to change until day of the event)

10:00-3:00
- Viking encampment
- Vendors
- Children’s area
- Mormor’s Attic (held behind Erlander Home Museum)

10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 - Erlander Home, first floor tours, $5 admission

1:45 - Architectural Walking Tour of Historic Haight Village with Gary Anderson

Main stage 
- 11:00 - Pancake eating content
- 11:30 - Children’s Play
- 12:00 - Parade and raising of the Majstång
- 1:00 - Swingbilly RFD
- 2:00 - The Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago
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7:00 - 9:00 - ABBA Salute Concert 
Location: Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St., Rockford
The evening program, Midsommar Natt, features live music performed by ABBA Tribute Band. Enjoy food and beverages served by Prairie Street Brewhouse. Visit the SHS website  to buy tickets for the ABBA Salute.

Subarea:Rockford Southeast

Directions:
Erlander Home Museum - 404 S. 3rd St., Rockford, IL 61104 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on E. State 6.5 miles to Second St. (IL 251 southbound); turn south on Second and STAY ON IT when IL 251 turns east in the next block. Continue on Second St. to Grove St.; turn left (east) on Grove one block to Third St. Park on city streets. From the south: Exit U.S. 20 Bypass at IL 251 (11th St.) and follow 251 when it leaves 11th to join Kishwaukee. Turn left on Grove from Kishwaukee after crossing 5th Ave.

Midsommar Fest and ABBA Salute Concert
  • June 15, 2019
  • Erlander Home Museum
  • Daytime admission is free | ABBA Salute $15 in advance, $20 at the door, children 10 and under free