Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Seattle Celebrates Norwegian Day

Ballard’s Syttende Mai (17th of May)
Ballard’s Syttende Mai - 17th of May- event (


The Norwegian Seventeenth of May Committee sponsors Ballard’s Syttende Mai [Soot-n-duh My] celebration that has been recognized since 1889. Last year’s event was one of the largest where thousands came to see the parade of marching bands, Norwegian-American lodges, drill teams, classic cars and more.

Special events included in the festivities on May 17, 2017 include:

  • Free admission and children’s events at the Nordic Heritage Museum from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Free Shuttle between Bergen Place the Museum
  • Entertainment at Bergen Place from 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m
  • A Traditional Norwegian Luncheon with the Grand Marshal from 12:00p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • The 17th of May Parade from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

For more information, visit the 17 of May website.