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Midsummer Eve Bonfire Celebration

Midsummer Eve Bonfire Celebration

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

8:00 PM–9:00 PM
Fernández Terrace
Celebrate Midsummer Eve, a favorite Scandinavian holiday, at the Clark! The evening begins with a performance of traditional Norwegian folk dance accompanied by music played on the Hardanger fiddle. After the dancing, the plaintive sounds of the fiddle will accompany the brilliance and warmth of a bonfire on one of the shortest nights of the year.

This event is free. Tickets for terrace seating are sold out, but guests are welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on the grassy area at the end of the Reflecting Pool. Seating on the Clark’s grounds is open and accessible to all on a first-come, first-served basis. Views of the dancers may be slightly compromised, but there will be plenty of great Norwegian music and a beautiful bonfire lighting up the night!

If you would like to be added to a wait list for terrace seating, please contact Maria Gamari at [email protected] to make a request.

Fire marshalls will be on hand and will delineate any unsafe locations – please follow all safety restrictions.

Image: Nikolai Astrup, Midsummer Eve Bonfire (detail), woodblock, before 1917; print, after 1917. Color woodcut on paper. Private collection

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