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Viking Family Day Festival

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Celebrate the arrival of The Vikings Begin with an opening weekend festival for all ages.

  • Immerse yourself in a day in the life of a Viking with the River Ravens Viking reenactors – complete with mock battles! 
  • Get creative with Viking-themed make-and-take crafts
  • Attend "Viking University Jr." – special storytime with Viking Saga scholar Gísli Sigurðsson
  • Eat like a Viking with special festival food from FIKA. Please note: FIKA will be serving consession-style and their hours coincide with the Festival (noon-5 p.m.).

Included with museum admission. No advanced registration required.

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The Vikings Begin exhibition is produced by the Gustavianum Museum, Uppsala University, and is presented by Viking® ( Lead support is provided by Svenska Sällskapet, Värde Partners, Vikings Museum (Minnesota Vikings) and Swedish Council of America. Major support is provided by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, Karin Larson, Ron and Carla Monson in honor of the Växjö Vikings, Charles and Myrna Smith, and ASI’s members and donors. ASI’s hotel partner is the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot. The exhibition’s media partner is the Star Tribune.

Minnesota artist activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.