The 41st Scandinavian Festival–one of the largest Nordic celebrations on the western United States–celebrate the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, and the Saami people from the Arctic regions of Scandinavia. Music, dancing, food, lectures, demonstrations, vendors, and activities for all ages will fill the two-day outdoor event at Kingsmen Park in Thousand Oaks. Festivalgoers can try their hand at Dala horse croquet, play an ancient Viking game called kubb, return to the days of the Vikings at an authentic village staged by the Ravens of Odin, and visit a Saami camp. Presented by the Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation.
California Lutheran University
60 E. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
April 18-19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Online: $8 adults, teens $4, groups of eight or more $7 each
Day of event: $10 adults, teenagers $5, kids free
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