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Little Norway Festival

Velkommen to the Celebration of Petersburg’s

 


Wednesday May 15th

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm $

The Little Norway Festival Paddle Battle - Sons of Norway Hall. Join in this ping pong battle for the coveted Purple Paddle. Single Elimination Bracket Play. Youth ages 12-20 will play from 4 pm - 6 pm and Adults 21+ will play from 6 pm - 9 pm. Cash bar will be open! Brought to you by the Sons of Norway, Kito’s Kave and Petersburg Parks & Recreation.

Thursday, May 16th

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visitor Information Center Open - 1st and Fram

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Clausen Memorial Museum: Little Norway Art Show open (no charge). The Clausen is honored to host the ‘Festival Arts & Craft Share’. Stop by, see the latest in local talent.

11:00 am

Pickled Herring Band - Long Term Care. Join the residents of long term care and enjoy music provided by the Pickled Herring Band!

11:00 am or 2:00 pm $

One Hour Make it - Take it Rosemaling Class: Community Activities Room (end of Charles W Street.) Paint an ornament or magnet with Norwegian design. Call 772-3183 for info or to sign up

Noon

Borealis Brass Mini-Concert: Assembly Chambers. Stop by and enjoy this family mini-concert in the Assembly Chambers. Sponsored by the Petersburg Arts Council.

1:00 pm

Pickled Herring Band - Mountain View Manor

The Pickled Herring Band will be playing music for the residents of the Mountain View Manor. Stop by, visit and enjoy the music!

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Live Norwegian Sweater Modeling Event in

the window: Lee’s Clothing - Main Street. Stroll down main street and stop in to see the live models show off a variety of beautiful Norwegian sweaters.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Silver Tea To Honor the Staff of Petersburg Medical Center: Long Term Care Solarium.

The Hospital Guild invites the public to join them in honoring the staff of Petersburg Medical Center for their dedication & service.

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Viking Swim Club Mayfest Septathlon: Petersburg Aquatic Center. Viking Swim Club vs. Alumni will compete in the following events: 50 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 500 Free, 100 IM, 25 Underwater and 4x25 Fun Relay. Stop by and cheer on your team!

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wild Celery Art Show Artist Reception “Rosemaling by Polly”. Stop by and check out the local talent.

6:00 pm

Eric Corl Memorial Softball Tournament: Ball Field.

Cheer on your favorite local team as they take on teams from around Southeast Alaska. Games will be happening all weekend so check out the tournament brackets on the side of the concessions stand building to find the up-to-date schedule.

7:00 pm $

Mitkof Mummers (Community Theatre) Musical Melodrama: Syd Wright Auditorium - Petersburg Middle School. “Way Out West In A Dress or Life’s a Hurdle When You’re Wearing a Girdle.” It’s pure comedy when Clarence discovers he inherited a hair salon instead of a profitable saloon. You’ll ‘dye’ laughing at this Wild West musical full of dynamic dialogue, double identities, criminal plots and a

musical score as wild as the Old West! Sponsored by the Petersburg Arts Council.

Friday May 17th

Open Viewing

Rae C. Stedman Elementary School Art Show: Various locations around town. Walk through town and stop to enjoy artwork by the inspired students of Stedman Elementary! Locations where original works of art can be viewed include: Petersburg-Wrangell Insurance, First Bank, Wells Fargo and The US Forest Service.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visitor Information Center Open - 1st and Fram

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Clausen Memorial Museum: open (See Thursday)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pickled Herring Band - Main Street. Lend an ear to this very entertaining and energetic group as you check out this year’s vendors at the downtown Husflid!

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Downtown Husflid Open: Main Street. Main Street is closed off and there are concessions and craft booths galore! The food court is located under the big tent in Hammer and Wikan's parking lot.

11:00 am or 2:00 pm $

One Hour Make it - Take it Rosemaling Class: Community Activities Room (end of Charles W Street). Paint an ornament or magnet with Norwegian design. Call 772-3183 for info or to sign up.

12:30 pm $

Scandinavian Style Show & Luncheon: Sons of Norway Hall. An annual sellout! Get in line early to watch and listen to the wonderful display of traditional Norwegian Bunader, all while enjoying a lovely Petersburg lunch.

12 noon - 6:00 pm $

Beer Garden: Sponsored by the Harbor Bar. Located in the parking lot at the corner on Excel & Main Street. Relax and enjoy a cold one while taking in the festival sights and sounds.

12 noon - 6:00 pm $

Kito’s Kave Beer Garden: Sing Lee Alley Kito’s Kave Parking Lot. Come and enjoy adult libations, great company and Wear’s Thai Food! Rain or Shine stop by and enjoy the afternoon.

2:00 pm

Muskeg Walk with Forest Service Interpreter: Meet at Visitors Center. Join Mary Clemens on an easy walk to learn about the unique plants in the peat lands on Mitkof Island.

3:45 pm

Parade Line Up: Bottom of PFI Hill

4:00 pm

The Annual Festival Parade: Main Street. Look up as the Temsco Helicopter kicks off the parade by

passing through the Narrows with the USA and Norwegian Flags. Cheer on the participants and join in the celebration by bringing your flags to wave!

4:30 pm

The Annual Sil (Herring) Toss: Main Street. Immediately following the parade, both youth and adults line up to see how far partners can toss the favorite lil Norse fisk!

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm $

Viking Swim Club Beer Bit Fundraiser Dinner: Aquatic Center Parking Lot - Covered Area. Hot & fresh beer bits will be served up by the Viking Swim Club!

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm $

Inga’s Galley Presents the Pickled Herring Band Outdoor Concert: Inga’s Galley. Now that you’ve enjoyed the parade stop by to have

a dinner special with a cold beer or glass of wine while enjoying an outdoor concert by the Pickled Herring Band.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Miele Gallery & Framing Presents Pia Reilly. Stop by Miele Gallery & Framing for an artist reception featuring new pieces by local artist Pia Reilly. The show will be up to view all weekend but this is your chance to meet the artist!

6:00 pm

Eric Corl Memorial Softball Tournament: Ball Field (See Thursday)

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm $

Steak Night at the Moose Club: Moose Lodge Family Center. The Men of the Moose invite you to stop in and relax after a full day of activities.

7:00 pm $

Mitkof Mummers (Community Theatre) Musical Melodrama: Syd Wright Auditorium - Petersburg Middle School “Way Out West In A Dress or Life’s a Hurdle When You’re Wearing a Girdle.” A Wild West musical full of dynamic dialogue, double identities, criminal plots and a musical score as wild as the Old West! Sponsored by the Petersburg Arts Council.

7:00 pm $

Borealis Brass in Concert: Holy Cross House.

Petersburg Arts Council presents Borealis Brass! This three piece brass ensemble includes Petersburg’s very own Campbell Longworth. Be sure to set time aside tonight to attend the performance.

Saturday May 18th

Open Viewing

Rae C. Stedman Elementary School Art Show: Various locations around town, See Friday.

All Day

Eric Corl Softball Tournament: Ball Field

Check the schedule up at the ball park to see times for games taking place all day today. Championship Game will take place Saturday evening.

8:00 am $

Little Norway ”Lop the Loop” 7K Run/Walk: Main Street. The race begins at 8:00am, so don’t be late! Pre-Registration was required this year for participants. T-shirts are available for the first 75 racers to register.

9:00 am - 12 noon

USCGC Anacapa & USCGC Elderberry Open House: Coast Guard Dock. With over 50 years of dedicated service the USCG proudly invites everyone to tour the USCG cutters Anacapa & Elderberry!

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pickled Herring Band - Main Street Lend an ear to this very entertaining and energetic group as you check out this year’s vendors at the downtown Husflid!

10:00 am - 12 noon

Dolly Derby: North Harbor The festival committee along with Rocky’s Marine are in partnership with Fish & Game this year for this popular event! Young anglers will have a chance to learn about catch & release or to hook a fish dinner. There’s no charge, just remember your life jacket, Trooper Litster will be doing life jacket safety checks! Registration starts at 9:30 am.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm $

Kaffe Hus: Sons of Norway Hall. Relax and visit while sampling traditional Norwegian foods. A great stop for authentic pastries, open-faced sandwiches, cookies and coffee; all in a casual

atmosphere. (Gluten Free options are available)

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Visitor Information Center Open- 1st and Fram

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Clausen Memorial Museum: open

(See Thursday)

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Downtown Husflid Open: Main Street

(See Friday)

11:00 am $

WOTM Beer Bits to Go: Moose Lodge. Thanks to the Women of the Moose, here’s your chance to enjoy that Petersburg Specialty - Halibut Beer Bits! Don’t wait too long as this local favorite sells out fast!

12 noon - 6:00 pm $

Kito’s Kave Beer Garden: Sing Lee Alley Kito’s Kave Parking Lot. Come and enjoy adult libations, great company and Wear’s Thai Food! Jackie Schafer & The Standard Deviations will perform from 4 pm - 6 pm. Rain or Shine!

12 noon - 6:00 pm $

Beer Garden: Sponsored by the Harbor Bar (See Friday)

2:00 pm

Pickled Herring Band Music: High School Gym. Enjoy the toe tapping variety of authentic accordion music and join in the fun of true Scandinavian style as we warm up for the pageant.

3:00 pm

Little Norway Festival Pageant: High School Gym. Enjoy Petersburg’s rich multi-ethnic heritage through music, drawings, award presentations and the featured “Festival Dancers.”

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm $

All You Can Eat Shrimp Feed: PFI Cookhouse Hosted and served up by the PHS Basketball Teams. You are invited to pick and eat as much as you can of this Petersburg delicacy. Get your ticket early so that you don’t miss out on this annual favorite. See a Basketball player or Viking Travel for your ticket.

7:00 pm $

Mitkof Mummers (Community Theatre) Musical Melodrama: Syd Wright Auditorium - Petersburg Middle School. “Way Out West In A Dress or Life’s a Hurdle When You’re Wearing a Girdle.” A Wild West musical full of dynamic dialogue, double identities, criminal plots and a musical score as wild as the Old West! Sponsored by the Petersburg Arts Council.

Sunday May 19th

Open Viewing

Rae C. Stedman Elementary School Art Show: Various locations around town, See Friday.

8:00 am - 11:00 am $

The Annual Festival Pancake Breakfast:

St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. Enjoy this hearty breakfast as you ease your way into the final day of the Festival!

10:00 am -1:00 pm

Church of your choice

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Clausen Memorial Museum – Open. This is your last chance to check out the Festival Art Share!

12 noon - 4:00 pm

Visitors Information Center Open - 1st and Fram. Lots of interesting information and recipes for visitors and locals alike. If you haven’t been in lately, this might be a good time to stop by!

12 noon $

Rotary Club Seafood Bake & Barbeque: Sandy Beach (Credit cards accepted) Enjoy the ultimate meal of grilled salmon, rockfish & black cod with the works on the side while visiting with friends, old and new. This annual picnic truly promotes the Alaskan Spirit! This is also your last chance to hear the Pickled Herring Band and find out who won those Alaska Airlines tickets or the cash!

 

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