Scandinavian Festival set for Saturday

BIG RAPIDS — Families can enjoy a meal while learning about local Swedish history during Scandinavian Festival.

Scandinavian Festival started around 2005 to celebrate the history of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and has been hosted approximately every other year since its inception. This year, the festival will offer people two dining experiences, at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the church, 726 Fuller Ave., Big Rapids.

“The festival features dinner with authentic Scandinavian foods and a bake sale with Scandinavian desserts,” said Rose Schroeder, one of the founders of the event alongside the late Marliss Myran.

Schroeder noted the event also will include displays of Scandinavian items, as well as some history of the church for attendees to look over.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 4:30 or 6:30 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres, and dinner for each experience will be served a half +hour later, at 5 or 7 p.m., respectively.

“It’s a good evening to earn a little more about our Scandinavian heritage, enjoy our beautiful church and have a great meal,” Schroeder said.

Tickets may still be purchased in advance by calling the church, (231) 796-8273, or can be purchased at the door.


Posted by Meghan Gunther-Haas

Meghan is the education reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review. She can be reached at (231) 592-8382 or by email at

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