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Norwegian Independence Day Parade and Festival - Atlanta, Georgia - 2015

Norwegian Independence Day on the 17th of May

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.

Atlanta Norwegian Independence Day Celebration - 2008

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.

Activities include:

Children’s Games and Activities

Face painting, Balloon artists

March in the Parade

Choral Singers

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


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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.

Circle of Friendship at the Vennekretsen Lodge 678

Vennekretsen translated to English is "The Circle of Friends" and symbolizes the relationship of the lodge to "familien og vennekretsen" (family and friends).


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    • General Meetings are held on the 1st Sunday of every month excluding July and may be replaced special events. Everyone is welcome to attend.

      Board Meetings are generally held mid month between General Meetings. Everyone is welcome to participate at board meetings. Location will be announced prior to the meeting

      Meeting Location (unless otherwise specified below)
      St. Luke Lutheran Church
      3264 Northside Parkway
      Atlanta, GA 30327

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