The Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood will hold its annual Viking Days festival on July 11 and 12.
The weekend offers Scandinavian entertainment, food, arts and crafts. The Taste of Scandinavia will represent each of the five Nordic countries, featuring dishes such as Swedish meatballs, Norwegian lefse, Danish aebleskiver, and a variety of Finnish and Icelandic goodies. A Swedish pancake breakfast and salmon barbecue dinner are scheduled.
The Ravenstead Vikings will be on hand all weekend, clad in authentic costumes. They will show visitors all aspects of Viking life in their small encampment. Traditional folk music and dancing will be performed both days.
The pancake breakfast takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on July 11 and 12. Tickets are $6 for children, $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers.
The salmon barbecue will be from 5 to 7 p.m. July 11. Tickets are $10 for children, $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers.
Admission to Viking Days and the museum is free. For more information, call 206-789-5707, or visit www.nordicmuseum.org.
The Nordic Heritage Museum is at 3014 NW 67th St., Seattle.