STROMSBURG — The 67th annual Midsommar Swedish Festival kicked off Friday in Stromsburg, and continues through this weekend.

The tradition is held the third full weekend of June. It features free entertainment in the town square and library, and – of course – plenty of Swede-themed activities from Swedish food to traditional Swedish dancing. The carnival is slated for Friday and Saturday on the town square.

While the Swedish Festival has been celebrated since 1953, Stromsburg became the official “Swede Capital of Nebraska” as of the 1966 Swedish Festival -- decreed by then-Governor Frank Morrison.

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