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Sun, May 05


Nordic Northwest Campus

Vappu & Valborg Celebration

Join us to celebrate end of winter with Vappu and Valborg!

Vappu & Valborg Celebration
Vappu & Valborg Celebration

Time & Location

May 05, 2024, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Nordic Northwest Campus, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223, USA


Tickets are required for adults and children above the age of three


Nordic Northwest Members & Members of Participating Organizations: $7

General Admission: $10 per person (adults and children)


We are proud to be partnering with Finlandia Foundation Columbia Pacific Chapter, Portland Finnish School, and New Sweden Cultural Heritage Society.

Vappu (Finnish) and Valborg (Swedish) is celebrated annually on April 30 and May 1. It marks the end of winter. May Day is a national holiday to celebrate Labor Day in Finland and Sweden and the time for festive student traditions. People dust off their spring clothes and graduation caps and wear them around town and on picnics in the parks. Balloons are everywhere for kids and adults alike!

What’s included in the ticket?

Traditional Finnish and Swedish pastries, a plate of savory Finnish sausage and potato salad, crafts for children, entertainment including Portland Nordic Chorus and more.


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