Nordi Gras

Nordi Gras

Join Decorah and Winneshiek County residents in Decorah, IA this July 27-29, 2017 as we celebrate 51 years of Nordic Fest.

Nordic Fest is a celebration of the spirit of Scandinavia. Since 1967, more than 1.5 million visitors from all over the world have attended our festival in Decorah.

Your whole family will enjoy popular culinary dishes, traditional crafts, a colorful parade, lively entertainment, sporting events and our Saturday night fireworks display.

On Thursday evening, the event kicks off with the Opening Ceremonies at 6/45 p.m. The next two days will be full of entertaining activities for the whole family. Along with the festival, travel throughout the community to visit the exquisite arts, boutiques and restaurants.

The entire family will enjoy delicious food, traditional crafts, a colorful parade, unique entertainment, sporting events and our Saturday night fireworks display.

This trip will be fantastic for experiencing the culture which is deeply rooted within the community. Make sure to visit the Vesterhiem Museum to immerse yourself in the heritage. Vesterheim is the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center that houses over 30,000 artifacts, 12 historic buildings, a Folk Art School, and a library and archives.

The gorgeous weather paired with quality family time is the perfect get-away. Make your plans now to experience the fun!

Related Upcoming Events

July 2017
  • Jul
    28
    Nordic Fest Garden Tours | View Details Location: 802 5th Avenue, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Fri, Jul 28, 2017

    Town and Country Garden Club

    Contact:

    Friday, July 28, 2017  9 AM – Noon
    Saturday, July 29, 2017  1 – 5 PM
    Freewill Offering
    1.  Erin and Storm Bailey, 802 5th Avenue.  After living in Nottingham, Erin was inspired to create her own English garden in Decorah.  She began the project four years ago and stresses, “It's still a work in progress.”  Directions:  From downtown cross the bridge on College Drive and turn  left at the stop light.  Go 8 blocks on 5th Avenue.
    2. Connie and Tom Buresh, 905 Locust Road.  Moving to Decorah a year ago and assisted by Tom, Connie as a Master Gardener found it a delight to landscape their yard and include all of their favorite things. Directions:   From downtown take College Drive to Casey's corner.  Turn right on W-38 (Locust Road ) and continue to the top of the hill.
    4. Carol and Edward Tebbenhoff, 501 East Water Street.  Over the last 18 or so years Caro and Edward have blended plants, art and found objects in an eclectic mix that suits their taste.  From downtown go 5 blocks east on Water Street. .

  • Jul
    29
    Nordic Fest Garden Tours | View Details Location: 802 5th Avenue, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sat, Jul 29, 2017

    Town and Country Garden Club

    Contact:

    Friday, July 28, 2017  9 AM – Noon
    Saturday, July 29, 2017  1 – 5 PM
    Freewill Offering
    1.  Erin and Storm Bailey, 802 5th Avenue.  After living in Nottingham, Erin was inspired to create her own English garden in Decorah.  She began the project four years ago and stresses, “It's still a work in progress.”  Directions:  From downtown cross the bridge on College Drive and turn  left at the stop light.  Go 8 blocks on 5th Avenue.
    2. Connie and Tom Buresh, 905 Locust Road.  Moving to Decorah a year ago and assisted by Tom, Connie as a Master Gardener found it a delight to landscape their yard and include all of their favorite things. Directions:   From downtown take College Drive to Casey's corner.  Turn right on W-38 (Locust Road ) and continue to the top of the hill.
    4. Carol and Edward Tebbenhoff, 501 East Water Street.  Over the last 18 or so years Caro and Edward have blended plants, art and found objects in an eclectic mix that suits their taste.  From downtown go 5 blocks east on Water Street. .