Opening Ceremony - Syttende Mai Festival 2019

 Syttende Mai Festival 2017 Opening Ceremony with John Beutel playing accordion.

Friday, May 17 · 6pm – 6:30pm
Location: Festival Tent · S. Division Street and Main Street

Join us as we officially kick off the 2019 Syttende Mai three-day festival!

PROCLAMATION
Our Mayor will read the official State of Wisconsin Proclamation, proclaiming May 17-19, 2019 as Syttende Mai Weekend.

ROYALTY
Introduction of festival King and Queen, and Prince and Princess. Syttende Mai Festival royalty will serve as festival ambassadors throughout the weekend.

INTRODUCTION OF FESTIVAL SPONSORS AND DIGNITARIES
Introduction of our premier festival sponsors, Black Hawk Community Credit Union, King Oscar, and Conant Automotive.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

  • Singing of the Star-Spangled Banner, the Norwegian National Anthem, and other Norwegian songs by the Kegonsa School 3rd Grade Class. Directed by Lissa Benson, accompanied by John Beutel.

  • Norwegian Medley by River Bluff Middle School 8th Grade Orchestra. Directed by Kristin Falk.

Let the fun officially begin! Enjoy the festival!