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SWEA’s Swedish Midsummer event!

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Datum: 2017-06-24
10:30 – 15:00

Lafayette Reservoir

Come celebrate a traditional Swedish Midsummer with SWEA!

The Swedish Women’s Educational Association is hosting a traditional Swedish Midsummer event at the Lafayette Reservoir on Saturday, June 24.

There will naturally be dancing around the Maypole and please come early and help out with the dressing of the pole with flowers and greenery.
Participants will bring their own picnic lunch and beverages (it’s ok to bring beer or wine in the park). Please note that it can be pretty hot so remember to bring water and a hat. There are bbq spots at the location if you want to cook something there, remember to bring charcoal. There are plenty of benches in the shade or bring a blanket to sit on.

It’s traditional that the women (and men) wear a flower wreath. If you want one for yourself bring some flowers and we’ll help you make one.
Preliminary schedule:

10:30-12:00 Dressing the Maypole – Bring flowers and greenery and help out with the dressing
12:00-12:30 Raising the Maypole – Dance around the Maypole starts
12:30 Enjoy your picnic/lunch/bbq
13:00 Games – for kids of all ages
13:30 More dancing around the Maypole
~14 We finish with “raketen” (the rocket)!

Entrance and RSVP: $7 for adults, free for kids. Come dressed in your traditional folk costume and we won’t charge!
Registration via PayPal at the latest on June 22 or if you prefer send a check to SWEA. Mail your check to Siv Hood, 228 Granada Drive, Corte Madera CA 94925. Please note that last date for mailing your check is on June 18th.

Location: Go to 3849 Mount Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA 94549. Park your car at the main parking lot (parking fee is $7 per day). We’ll be at the large picnic site, a short walk from the parking lot (paved walkway). Look for blue and yellow signage.

Inquiries: For any inquiries about the Swedish Midsummer celebration please contact Jenny Folkesson ( or Josefin Jansson (