Family Activities

Nordic Fest is a fun event for the whole family! Cool off at the “Troll Badeland,” be mesmerized by Kevin, our very own balloon artist, stop by ArtHaus for arts and crafts, and experience all the other family-friendly attractions!


Please check schedule for complete listings.

Children playing at Badeland

Troll Badeland

Northeast Iowa Montessori School
Friday, 11am–5pm

Saturday, 1pm–5pm

Splash around in our water play area for kids. Family-friendly zone with free sunscreen, wipes, and other Little Troll
necessities. Indoor cooling, changing and feeding area available inside. No charge.

Balloons by Kevin

Corner of Water & Washington
Thursday, 5pm–9pm
Friday, 1pm–7pm
Saturday, 3pm–7pm

Balloons by Kevin is the Midwest’s premier balloon artist providing twisting entertainment for all ages. Kevin says, “I am incredibly grateful for a job I love and to make memories for individuals and families.”

Kids Arts and Crafts

Friday, 11am–5pm
Saturday, 1pm–5pm

Come enjoy a variety of arts and crafts, including sidewalk chalk, finger painting, and more! Don’t forget to get your face painted by young local artists.

Family Fornøyelse (FUN) Event

Covenant Church
Friday, 11am–5pm
Saturday, 1pm–5pm

Activities for all ages: arts & crafts, STEM activities, toddler play area with bouncy house, ping-pong tournaments for youth (under 17) Friday at 4:00 p.m., & ping-pong tournaments for adults Saturday 4:00 p.m. Prizes!

Air Conditioning, restrooms, baby changing and feeding area, family seating areas, and stroller parking. Food and drinks available for purchase. Sponsored by The Toy Jungle at Donlon Pharmacy.

Kids Activities

Next to Decorah Middle School
Friday & Saturday

Bring your kiddos over to the 400 block of River Street to enjoy a bouncy house, dunk tank, balloon launch, and more!