Nordic Seattle

Syttende Mai

We have a full day of festivities planned for this year's Syttende Mai—including hosting the official Syttende Mai luncheon!


See below, and check back soon for more information.

10am – 5pm   |   Syttende Mai Daytime Activities


Nordic Express

Kick off your celebration of Norwegian Constitution Day with a visit to the Nordic Museum. Longstanding favorites like the Fjord Horses, Nordic Express (pictured), and children’s activities will be onsite from 10am–2pm.


This year, the Museum will host the official Syttende Mai luncheon! For luncheon tickets and more information, visit the 17th of May website.



6pm – 11pm   |   Syttende Mai Post-Parade Nordic Nights After-Party


Join us for a special Norwegian edition of Nordic Nights on Thursday, May 17, as we host Ballard’s official Syttende Mai Parade After-Party! The Museum galleries will be open for extended hours until 8pm, followed by a Norway-inspired fashion show from local Norwegian-American designer Madison Leiren and music performance by special guests! Tickets are on sale now! $18 for members, $20 general admission.

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