Mar 16, 2023
The Kunes team in Stoughton is excited to be a sponsor of Stoughton’s weekend-long celebration of Norwegian heritage during Stoughton’s Syttende Mai festival held May 19th – 21st, 2023
The celebration features fun activities and cultural experiences for the whole family. It’s the perfect weekend destination with three days of parades, amazing food and drink, arts and music, athletic competitions, and kids’ activities steeped in centuries of Norwegian culture.
This city-wide festival takes place every year on the weekend closest to Norway’s May 17th Constitution Day, also known as Syttende Mai. From the late 1800s to the early 1900s, Stoughton enjoyed an influx of Norwegians, and at one time, as many as 75 percent of its residents spoke Norwegian. These immigrants celebrated Syttende Mai unofficially, until it eventually became an annual, city-wide tradition in the 1950s. 2020 would’ve marked the 67th consecutive year the festival has been organized by the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce.
To learn more about the experiences, events, food and drink, check out the official Syttende Mai Festival website!