AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE | Have An Unforgettable Summer at ASI

May 14, 2024

Step into summer fun at the Castle with ASI! Explore our variety of exciting programs and events in ASI’s 100+ offerings. From unique tours to vibrant summer celebrations, and intergenerational handcraft activities, there’s endless exploration awaiting individuals and families at ASI.

☀ Plan Your Summer at the Castle

Craft cherished memories as you come together to create, engage, and connect at ASI. From free live music on Thursdays to adventurous playtime at Kids at the Castle in the mornings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Small moments feel big at ASI this summer!

✨ Midsommar Celebration 🌻
Sat, June 15 | 10-5 pm

Mark your calendars for Minnesota’s largest celebration of Midsommar! Make flower head wreaths, sing songs, listen to live music, and dance around the midsommarstång (maypole) at this family-friendly festival. Special musical guests this year include Twinflower, a Nordic flute duo, and the McNordiques, a trio of blended French, Celtic, and Scandinavian music. Advance ticket registration required. Walk-up sales available after 1pm. Anticipate limited on-site parking.

🎶 Voices of my Ancestors – Oskar Stenmark Quartet 🎺
Sun, Jun 23, 2024 | 6pm – 8pm | $30

Cap off the Twin Cities Jazz Festival with Swedish jazz trumpeter Oskar Stenmark, blending jazz and Swedish folk tunes with roots dating back to 1762. Featuring new compositions from his latest release “In Front of Us” with 45 Riots, inspired by his Swedish heritage and New York City life. Plus, indulge in FIKA’s jazz-inspired menu by executive chef Amalia Obermeier-Smith. No minimum required, just bring your appetite!

🌸 New Spring Menu at FIKA Café 🌷

Taste fresh ingredients and seasonal dishes this season. Try the new Gravlax with dill creme fraiche, black reddish, micro herbs, candied pink peppercorn, pickled beet relish, and Danish rye—perfect to share over fika! FIKA Café is ASI’s Nordic-inspired café in the American Swedish Institute. With the historic Turnblad Mansion in full view, guests dining at FIKA can choose from a seasonal menu dedicated to regional ingredients and New Nordic cuisine.

In warm weather, dine outdoors on one of the best patios in the Twin Cities and take in the Turnblad Mansion’s courtyard gardens. Walk-ins are welcome for all groups.

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