Nordic Fest Entertainment & Activities

Nordic Fest Entertainment & Activities Nordic Fest features quality ethnic activities for the entire family. Start making your plans now for the 50th Annual Nordic Fest, July 28-30, 2015!

If you are interested in performing at the 2016 Nordic Fest, we ask that all returning and new performers please fill out the brief entertainment interest form here.


Opening Ceremonies, beginning at 6:45 p.m. will feature a pageantry of flags, costumes, music, dancing and more. The Nordic Fest Grand Marshal and Flag Recipient will officially be named.

That evening Food booths will be open and Water Street will be closed to vehicles. Canopies will be full of musical entertainment and the streets will be buzzing with fun!


The fun continues on Friday! Entertainment canopies will begin activity at 11 a.m. Food booths will tantalize your taste buds, Vesterheim Museum is a must-see! Don't forget the Arts & Crafts Show  at the Decorah Middle School.

Friday evening you'll want to head to Canopy 5 for entertainment that will rock you, cold refreshments, lots of dancing, and loads of laughs. This year's featured artist is local country star Cory Farley Band.


Wake up in time for the Elvelopet 5 and 15K race (7:30 a.m.). Hundreds of people will gather for this fest favorite!

Lawn chairs will start to fill the sidewalks gearing up for the Grand Parade at 10:30 a.m. This is a fest event NOT to be missed!

Once the parade wraps up, it's time for more entertainment! Canopies are filled again with bands, jugglers, puppet shows, and more. Don't miss the Bunad Show at the Hotel Winneshiek. It's a great time to cool down in the beautiful Steyer Opera House.

Be sure to be back at Canopy 5 for more entertainment with opening act Gaelstorm and headliner Audio Drive.

At 10 p.m. the night's sky will light up with a beautiful Fireworks Display.

Above is just a sampling of "SOME" of the activities.
See a full list of all of the entertainment in Official 2015 Program Guide