Lindsborg is preparing for a popular semi-annual event. In two short weeks, the community will be celebrating its Swedish heritage
According to the Lindsborg Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Svensk Hyllningsfest 2023 will soon arrive. Lindborg’s Swedish honoring festival occurs in October of odd number years, and this year’s dates are October 13 and 14.
Lindsborg residents, in traditional Swedish folk costumes, welcome visitors to celebrate the Swedish pioneers who settled the Smoky Valley in 1868. The festival features art and crafts, special foods, ethnic music, and other special entertainment while Swedish folk dancers and musicians add to the flavor of the festival. Folk dancing and folk music lend a unique character and spirit to Svensk Hyllningsfest.
The festival includes a variety of activities for everyone:
The parade at 10:00am on Saturday morning, features area marching bands, floats, antique cars, and other entries, a favorite event for many festival-goers. You can find the full 2-day Svensk Hyllningsfest schedule here. Shuttle busses will be running on a 15-minute schedule between parking stops at White’s Foodliner, Fredrickson Fitness Park, the Sandzen Gallery, Smoky Valley High School, and downtown Lindsborg. Parking is encouraged at these stops.
Festival buttons are available for sale the day of the event, for $10 at the Hemslojd (201 N. Main Street), White’s Foodliner (215 N. Harrison) and First Bank Kansas (118 N. Main Street). If you’re able to get to Lindsborg before the festival, the buttons are $5, at those same locations. Buttons support the festival, but are not necessary to attend all festival events.
See you in Little Sweden, USA!