Norwegian National League
The Norwegian National League is the place to celebrate Norwegian American traditions and connect with 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.
***COMING EVENT HIGHLIGHTS***
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.
VIKING SHIP AT GOOD TEMPLAR PARK, Geneva, Illinois
2017 season has started!
Come visit the Viking in 2017! Exhibit will be open from
1:00-4:00 PM on the following dates: April 15, May 20,
June 18 (10AM-5PM), June 24-25, July 8, August 19,
September 16, October 21, November 11,12 10AM-4PM. http://www.vikingship.us/
SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 Saturday - 1PM-5PM
Scandinavian Park 15th Annual Fish Boil and Harvest Festival, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Vasa Park, South Elgin, IL $20.00 per person, Judy 630-883-8619 www.vasaparkil.com
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OCTOBER 8, 2017 SUNDAY 10AM
Leif Erikson Day
Each October the League lays a wreath at the statue of Leif Erikson in Humboldt Park to commemorate the early Viking discovery of North America. Meet at the statue in Humboldt Park
1440 N. Humboldt Drive, Chicago, Illinois, (west of N. Humboldt Dr., and north of the field house driveway within Humboldt Park
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