PUBLISHED: 5:20 PM on Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Little Norway Festival
Events Schedule
Recurring Events

• The visitor information center will be open from 9-5 on Thursday and Friday, 10am-3pm on Saturday and 12-4pm on Sunday.

• The Clausen memorial museum will be open, free of charge on Thursday-Saturday from 9:30am-5pm and on Sunday from 9:30am-2pm.

• The children's Coloring Exhibit-USDA Forest Service: corner of Nordic and Haugen Dr. will be open for viewing daily.

• Dawn Eagle engraving 5th anniversary open house on 110 Lumber St. will be open daily from 10am-7pm.

• Beer Garden from 12-5pm on Friday and Saturday.

• Viking/Valkyrie Jail. Those Vikings and Valkyries are tricky, you never know when they might haul you off to jail, so watch out!

Thursday, May 15

• 12noon-5pm - Norwegian Sweater Modeling Event at Lee's Clothing on Main Street. See a variety of beautiful Norwegian sweaters modeled throughout the afternoon.

• 1pm - One Hour "Make It-Take It" Rosemaling Class at the Cubby Hole at 14 Sing Lee Alley. Create your own pin or keychain using acrylic paints. Call 772-2717.

• 2pm - Muskeg Walk with Forest Service Interpreter. Meet at the Visitors Center. Join Mary Clemens on an interestingly leisurely walk and learn about the unique surface that makes up the Mitkof Island ground cover.

• 5:30pm & 8:00pm - Beachcomber Inn Season Opener with the Pickled Herring Band. Come have dinner at this historic cannery site, and then enjoy the sounds of the Pickled Herring Band, back by popular demand for the 50th Anniversary of the Festival.

• 8pm - Local Trivia hosted by the Valkyries at the Harbor Bar on Main Street. Come test your knowledge of all things Petersburg and of festivals past.

Friday, May 16

• 9:30am-5:30pm - Rae C. Stedman Elementary School Art Show at the Wells Fargo Lobby. Stop in and check out the kid's spring creations.

• 10am-4pm - Pickled Herring Band on Main Street. Lend an ear to this very entertaining and energetic group as you check out this year's vendors at the downtown Husflid.

• 10am-5pm - Downtown Husflid Open on 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 & Wikan's parking lot.

• 11am & 2pm - One Hour "Make It-Take It" Rosemaling Class at the Cubby Hole locataed at 14 Sing Lee Alley.

• 12pm - Scandinavian Style Show & Luncheon at the 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.

• 3:45pm - Parade Line Up at the bottom of PFI Hill.

• 4:00pm - The Annual Festival Parade on 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!

• 4:30pm - The Annual Sil (Herring) Toss on Main Street. Immediately following the parade, both youth and adults line up to see how far partners can toss the favorite lil Norse fisk!

• 5-7pm - Barbara Lavallee Art Show: Seaport Gallery and Gifts-Main Street. Barbara Lavallee designed the official artwork for the Little Norway Festival's 50th anniversary, and you can meet the artist and view original pieces at this event!

• 5:30-8pm - Emblem Club Smorgasbord located in the Elks Lodge upstairs. Come and enjoy an amazing spread of Norwegian and Alaskan dinner delights!

• 6-8pm - 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.

• 6-9pm - Dinner at the Elks. Enjoy a great dinner with seafood and/or steak as the main course.

• 7pm - Kodiak Island Drummers: Partners In Education-Wright Auditorium. See these amazing drummers from Kodiak show off their skills. Donations for PIE accepted at the door.

Saturday, May 17

• 8am - Little Norway "Lop the Loop" 5K Run/Walk. 7:30am registration, race begins at 8:00am and is free.

• 10am-5pm - Downtown Husflid Open located on Main Street

• 10am-12noon - Community Gardening Day behind Mountain View Manor . This family event is sponsored by the Community Engagement and Asset Building team, Petersburg Mental Health, PHS Earth Club and the PHS National Honor Society. There is no charge. Come dig in the dirt as we beautify our community!

• 10am-12pm - USCG Anacapa and Elderberry Open House at the Coast Guard Moorings. With over 5o years of dedicated service the USCG proudly invites everyone to tour the two Petersburg-based vessels.

• 10am-12pm - Dolly Derby at the North Harbor. We're in partnership with Fish and Game this year for this popular event. Young anglers will have a chance to learn about catch and release or to hook a fish dinner. There's no charge, just remember your life jacket.

• 10am-1pm - 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.

• 11am-1pm - WOTM Beer Bits to Go at the Moose Lodge. Thanks to the Women of the Moose, here's your chance to enjoy that Petersburg Specialty - Halibut Beer Bits!

• 12-2pm - USCG Rescue Helicopter: Flyover, then tours at the airport.

• 12pm - Petersburg Viking Baseball at the Ball Field. See the Petersburg Vikings take on the Wrangell Wolves in this double-header!

• 1-3pm - Barbara Lavallee Signing: Seaport Gallery and Gifts on Main Street. Here's your chance to get your festival poster or other Barbara Lavallee works signed by the artist herself!

• 2pm - Pickled Herring Band Music at High School Gym. Enjoy the toe tapping variety of authentic accordion music and if you've ever danced at a pageant before, here is your chance to step out and join in the fun of true Scandinavian style as we warm up for the pageant.

• 3pm - Little Norway Festival Pageant, High School Gym. Enjoy Petersburg's rich multi-ethnic heritage through music, drawings, award presentations and the featured "Festival Dancers." New this year: A performance by the Kodiak Island Drummers and Sven the Viking King!

• 4:30-7:30pm - 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.

• 5-7pm - Dinner Theatre, Holy Cross House. The Viking Wrestling Team is back! A Halibut dinner will be accompanied by their Norse Legend Reenactment of "Thor Visits Jotunheim-The Land Of The Frost Giants." Only 150 pre-sold tickets available.

• 5pm - Class of 1998 Reunion: Sons of Norway Hall. Bring your favorite finger food to share, and BYOB. Cups and ice will be provided. Music for this "Reunion Party" will be provided by Zieak Enterprises!

• 6-9pm - Dinner at the Elks

• 6:30pm - Kodiak Island Drummers Demonstration, High School Gym. Here's your chance to get a close-up view of these drummers and their instruments!

• 7:00pm - Sven the Viking, King-Wright Auditorium. You've seen him around town and at the Pageant. Now rest a bit as Sven provides an insightful look into Norwegian history and folklore.

• 8pm - The Annual Festival Dance, Elks Lodge upstairs. Live music is provided by the Pickled Herring Band from northwest Washington for this 50th Anniversary party and dance. Beverages available.

Sunday, May 18

• 8-11am - 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.

• 9:30am-2pm - Clausen Memorial Museum. This is your last chance to check out the Festival Art Share.

• 10am-1pm - Church of your choice

• 12pm - Rotary Club Seafood Bake & Barbeque, Sandy Beach. Enjoy the ultimate meal of grilled salmon, halibut & black cod with the works on the side while visiting with friends, old & new. This annual picnic 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, the Barbara Lavallee framed Festival poster, or the cash.

• 3pm - Movie: The Vikings: Northern Nights Theatre. See this classic made in 1958 (It's as old as our Festival) starring Kirk Douglas. Sponsored by the Little Norway Committee and Northern Nights Theatre. Donations for the movie will be accepted at the door. Refreshments will be sold by Northern Nights Theatre.

• 7pm - Baccalaureate Service for the Class of 2008, Wright Auditorium. All are invited to join and celebrate in worship the bright futures of our PHS graduates!