Join the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program at the Estes Park Scandinavian Festival. June 28 and 29 the raptors will travel to Estes Park. The Scandinavian Festival is held in downtown Estes at Bond Park from 9:30 to 5. You will find us there with all our wares as well as several of our educational ambassadors.
Scandinavians celebrate the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, with a festival of light, flowers, food, and music. The summer solstice celebration has its roots in pre-Christian practices and is a day when the spirits of nature join the human community to rejoice in the long days of summer. Midsummer was originally a fertility festival with many customs and rituals associated with nature and with the hope for a good harvest in autumn.
People gather to sing and dance around the festive maypole, women wear flower wreaths on their heads, and some people dress in traditional folk costume. It is a time to escape to the country to spend a relaxing time in nature - a time to connect with friends and family and exuberantly honor the joys of life.
Join us for a great weekend in this amazing mountain town.