This domain & website is for sale. If interested, please contact us.
WELCOME! The new Festivals.com is now live. Our goal is simple: to have a one-stop place for you to find out about great festivals and to allow promoters to easily post & advertise their special events & festivals on our website with our self service tools. If you have any questions or need to reach out to us, please contact us. Thanks - enjoy!

2024 Bishop Hill Midsommar Music Festival

Festival Details - "2024 Bishop Hill Midsommar Music Festival"...

Start: Saturday, June 22, 2024 10:00AM
End: Saturday, June 22, 2024 5:00PM

The 2024 Bishop Hill’s Midsommar Music Festival is a family-friendly event occurring on Saturday June 22. Highlights of this festival include free concerts in the park, a Swedish Maypole celebration, and much more. Please bring a lawn chair and join us as we celebrate this Swedish holiday in historic Bishop Hill, Illinois. Celebrating Midsommar, one of the two most popular holidays in Sweden – the other being Christmas – is a very ancient practice, dating back to pre-Christian times. It has its roots in Pagan rituals to welcome summer and the season of fertility. In Sweden, Midsommar festivals have been around for at least 500 years. Even in agrarian times, people in Sweden welcomed summertime by decorating their houses and farm tools with foliage and raising tall May poles to dance around. The free concerts at the village park gazebo will begin at 10 a.m. This year’s lineup includes Black Hawk Pipes and Drums, Sarah and the Underground, Orion Community Band, Jazz on the Side, and the Norwegian Bachelor Farmers. Immediately following the musical performances at 4 p.m., everyone is invited to decorate the Maypole with flowers and to join the procession. The procession will begin in the park and end at the Colony School where visitors can join in the Maypole dancing and have refreshments provided by the Bishop Hill Vasa Lodge. No experience is required to join in the dancing. The Vasa National Archives, a short block south of the park, will be offering a Midsummer Respite featuring drinks, snacks, and a make-and-take clay sculpture station. The public is welcome to view exhibits, enjoy some light refreshments, and make a clay sculpture to take home. The Vasa National Archives will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Midsommar Music Festival is sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association, Bishop Hill Arts Council, Bishop Hill State Historic Site, Bishop Hill Old Settler’s Association, Vasa National Archives, Bishop Hill Vasa Lodge #683, and area businesses. Regional Media is our major media sponsor. Funding provided by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Minneapolis Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council. For directions or more information, visit www.visitbishophill.com, or call 309-927-3899.
Official Festival Website: https://go.evvnt.com/2446851-0

Have a Question About this Festival? Send Us an Email »

Events Provided by: EVVNT

Bishop Hill Village Park
103 North Bishop Hill Street
Bishop Hill, IL 61419
United States
directions

Social Media

Similar Festivals...

Without U2 at The Tangled Wood

Without U2 at The Tangled Wood...

  • Jun 15, 2024
  • Bettendorf, IA
NAMI Family And Friends Seminar

NAMI Family And Friends Seminar...

  • Jun 22, 2024
  • Davenport, IA
Starved Rock Guided Kayak Tour

Starved Rock Guided Kayak Tour...

  • Jun 22, 2024
  • Ottawa, IL
Rancho Azteca

Rancho Azteca...

  • Jun 23, 2024
  • Winnebago, IL

MCW Skydive Chicago...

  • Jun 27, 2024
  • Ottawa, IL
Or, Login Using Your Festivals.com Account

Valid Email Address Required

Show Password Required

Forgot your password?

Or, Register For a Festivals.com Account

Valid Email Address Required

Show Password Required

Show Please Confirm Password

Can't remember your password? Please enter your email address below and we will email you a link to create a new one.

Back to log-in

Close

Festival Newsletter Subscribe

Receive the latest news & updates for the top festivals nearby that you want to know about!