"Festivals" Lindsborg Things to Do Tip by basstbn

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  Swedish Pavilion, World's Fair 1904 St Louis
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      Swedish Pavilion, World's Fair 1904 St Louis
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  • Downtown mural celebrating Sta Lucia Festival - Lindsborg
      Downtown mural celebrating Sta Lucia Festival
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Lindsborg is home to several festivals annually - all of which draw huge crowds.

These include the Svensk Hyllningsfest - a biennial tribute to the Swedish pioneers occurring in October of odd numbered years. The festival features art, crafts, special foods, ethnic music, folk dancing, parade, smörgåsbord, and other entertainment. Patterned after the popular holiday in Sweden, Midsummers Day (the third Saturday of June) features Swedish folk dancing and music. Each spring the Millfest celebrates the history of the mill and the area's pioneer heritage. Each December is the Lucia Fest featuring a procession, music and dancing, baked goods and the crowning of Lindsborg's Lucia. These activities take place in several city locations, including the park in which is located the Swedish Pavilion from the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

Perhaps the best known of all the festivals is the Messiah Festival. Held each year on the campus of Bethany College, world-reknown soloist join with the regions best singers and instrumentalists to perform J.S. Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" on Good Friday, as well as performances of Handels "Messiah." It is a thrilling musical experience, one I have witnessed live and on re-broadcast performances on public television.

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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