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Norwegian Independence Day Parade and Festival - Atlanta, Georgia - 2015
The Sons of Norway presents the annual 17th of May Norwegian Independence Day parade and festival in Atlanta, Georgia.
Come and see beautiful authentic folk costumes, enjoy Scandinavian music and choral singers, sample delicious Scandinavian food, kids take part in children's games and be part of the parade! - Bring the whole family for a taste of Scandinavian culture right here in Atlanta!
When: Sunday May 17, 2015
Time: 2:00- 6:00 p.m.
Where: St. Luke Lutheran Church, 3264 Northside Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30327
Weather Forecast: Scattered Thunderstorms are possible. High of 87°. The Parade and Events are held rain or shine.
Questions about this Event? Contact Erik Kind at (404) 934-6942.
Seventeenth of May Parade & Festival
Bring your Children to Participate in the Parade, Invite your Family and Friends - Everyone is welcome to participate in this event.
For a taste of the “Old Country”, to learn about Scandinavian culture, to celebrate your heritage, to teach your children about theirs, fun for all ages.
Children’s Games and Activities
Face painting, Balloon artists
March in the Parade
Family Event Photos & Much More
Authentic Scandinavian Foods and Beverages including:
- Pølselømpe (hot dogs)
- Soft-Is / Ice Cream
- Heart Shaped Waffles
- Norwegian beer
Still Photographs from Norwegian Independence Day Parade - 17 May 2009
Sponsored by: Vennekretsen - Atlanta - Lodge 3-678
Circle of Friends
Vennekretsen means The Circle of Friends - a concept very much practiced by one of the newest Lodges of the Sons of Norway, established in 2008.
Our website was established to provide information about our many activities and events scheduled throughout the year and provide information that will allow you to explore your Norwegian heritage.
Be sure and check out our Events page for the latest in meeting and events at the Lodge.
Meetings begin at 3:00 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church
Our Mission - To unite the Norwegian community to share ideas and culture in order to strengthen family and social bonds and celebrate our Scandinavian heritage.
Our Vision - To make the Vennekretsen - Atlanta lodge fun, informative, supportive and interesting, helping it grow into a vibrant group that creates visibility and awareness of the Scandinavian culture in our local community.
Our Circle of Friends at Vennekretsen Lodge of Atlanta is one of best benefits of membership because it is the collaboration of our fiends and family that makes all of this possible.
Vennekretsen translated to English is "The Circle of Friends" and symbolizes the relationship of the lodge to "familien og vennekretsen" (family and friends).