Fest highlights

With Nordic Fest approaching this weekend, it is easy to get caught up in the plethora of events available around Decorah. Included below are some of the highlights to be found throughout the weekend.

Thursday, July 22

Be sure to check out the opening ceremonies outside of the courthouse, including performances by the Luren Singers and the Nordic Dancers. Afterward, head over to canopies 1, 2, or 3 and check out performances by Mollie B. and the Jim Busta Band, RockTide or Namoli Brennet.

Friday, July 23

Live music continues all day with performances kicking off at 10:30 a. m. at canopy 1 with The Jim Busta Band starting off the day. For the kids, be sure to check out the family fun activities at Decorah Covenant Church from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m.

Saturday, July 24

Kick off the day with the Elveløpet, Decorah’s “River Run” race along the Upper Iowa, beginning at 7:30 a. m. Afterward, view the Grand Parade beginning at 10:30 a. m. If you’re feeling brave, sign up for the Lutefisk Eating Competition at 2:30 p. m. Music and food is available all day as well, with enough to entertain until the fireworks display at 10 p. m.

View a complete schedule at nordicfest.com