Norwegian National League

The Norwegian National League is the place to celebrate Norwegian American traditions and connect with all Scandinavian events in the Chicagoland area. 

Check our calendars for upcoming member & special events.

GREETINGS from the President!

Thank you for your interest in the Norwegian National League of Chicago (NNL). We hope our web site helps you learn more about us, our member organizations and their events; as well as the events of other Scandinavian groups in the Chicagoland area.

We are the “umbrella” organization for many of the area’s Norwegian-American organizations and sponsor scholarships and three events during the year. Our main event is the Syttende Mai (17th of May) celebration with a banquet and a parade honoring the signing of the Norwegian constitution in 1814. Additionally we have, a Leif Erikson celebration where we lay a wreath at the statue of Leif Erikson in October, and present a program as part of “Christmas Around the World” at the Museum of Science and Industry in December. Read More.

Always check of calendar of member events and our calendar of a broader range of Scandinavian events and activities, but we thought we'd highlight some that are coming up soon.

Fun event this summer! - VIKING SHIP!


Visit the Viking Ship at Good Templar Park, Geneva, Illinois.
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Photo attribution: Friends of the Viking ship


We've got thoughts of Norwegian food in our heads! And other fun things to do!

Nov 6 (Su) – 11:30am to 3:30 pm,
Annual Polar Star Lodge Norsk Høstfest - Fall Festival - St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Montgomery, IL - Polar Star Norwegian Choir; Norwegian food; Scandinavian gifts; singing, craft demonstrations.

Nov (Sa-Su) (10-4 Sa, 11-4 Su), Norsk Jul Market Rosemaling Sale and "Cottages in the Woods" Holiday Gifts and Bake Sale, Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL

Nov 13 (Su), NOON-4:00 PM, 25th Annual Skjold Lodge Heritage Fest. Baking krumkake and lefse, bake sale, craft displays and demonstrations, Norwegian singers and dancers, have something good to eat.

Nov 19 (Sa), 10AM-3PM, 3rd Annual Taste of Norway, Minnekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Church, 2614 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL. Stock up on Norwegian sweaters, cookies, waffles and other traditionally Norwegian goods. Cost: Free.


It's now even easier with the ability to use your Paypal account or popular credit cards. The details are on our "About Us" page.

Photo attribution: Paypal


If you have any questions...

or would like to join us in our celebration of all things Norwegian, please contact us by email.