Norwegian Constitution Day

[photopress:costumes_1.jpg,thumb,alignright]The Norwegian Constitution Day parade is going on tomorrow, May 17, in Ballard!

The official Syttende Mai site gives the meaning behind the day along with a list of events. For more info, check out the wikipedia entry.

The Seattle Times describes the event as “One of the largest May 17 parades in the United States begins at 6 p.m. tomorrow at 24th Avenue Northwest and Northwest 62nd streets in downtown Ballard. It winds through the business district, ending at Ballard Avenue Northwest.”

The highlights from the list of events include:
Eat excellent food and listen to important speakers.
12:00pm (Noon) to 2:00pm
Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th Street

The parade starts at 6 p.m. near Adams School in Ballard, at the corner of NW 62nd and 24th Avenue NW. The route follows south to Market Street and eastward to Bergen Place, which is named after the Seattle Sister City of Bergen, Norway.
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Bergen Place
Entertainment featuring music and dance from Norway and other Nordic countries.
2:30pm to 5pm
Bergen Place is located at the intersection of Market St., Leary Avenue and 22nd Avenue.

Children’s Games
Children enjoy traditional games from Norway and the United States with awards going to all who participate. A surprise guest is usually on hand to delight one and all. The games are free and open to the public.
2:00pm to 4:30pm
At the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Avenue NW.

Dance to Pickled Herring Band
Dance the night away…
$10 at the door. Must be 21 years of age or older.
9:00pm to 12:00am
At Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th, No host bar.

Hope to see you there!

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