It wouldn’t be Nordic Fest without lots of entertainment for the whole family. Walk down Water Street any time of the day or night and find music groups entertaining the crowds. The Nordic Dancers perform throughout the Fest. Take it all in!

Entertainment will be available at Canopies 1, 2 and 3 and the Courthouse Square. Please check the program schedule for complete listings, including information on the more than 30 entertainers at the Fest!


Please check schedule for complete listings.

Nordic Dancers

Nordic Dancers

The Nordic Dancers have been a core part of Nordic Fest from the beginning. This fun group of young folk dancers helps us remember the traditional folk dances of Scandinavia. They are accompanied by the Nordic Dancers Orchestra and perform multiple times during the Fest.

Absolute Hoot playing at Beverage Garden

Beverage Garden

Water St. between the Chamber and Vesterheim.

The Nordic Fest Beverage Garden is back on Water Street for 2023! This space is a great place to enjoy a beverage, ample seating, a family friendly environment, and variety of live music all day long… including our Nordic Fest 2023 Entertainment Headliners!

Check out the program for complete listings.

Luren Singers

Luren Singers

Luren Singers is the oldest Norwegian-American male chorus in continuous existence in the U.S. The group performs traditional Norwegian songs and popular American repertoire. You can hear Luren Singers during the Opening Ceremonies and on Friday evening at the Courthouse Square. (PC: Bryon Houlgrave)
Foot-Notes band


Playing traditional dance tunes on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and bass, Foot-Notes have been entertainers at Nordic Fest for over 25 years.