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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, but attendance is limited. The bonfire will be visible from the terrace. Face coverings are required for all guests attending this event.

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

Other parts of the Clark’s grounds are open and accessible to all on a first-come, first-served basis. Terrace access is reserved for ticketed guests, but feel free to find a viewing location at the far end of the Reflecting Pool (bring a blanket or a lawn chair). Although sightlines from this location will be limited for viewing the performance, all visitors should be able to enjoy the music and see the bonfire. Fire marshalls will be on hand and will delineate any unsafe locations – please follow all safety restrictions.

Seating on the terrace is extremely limited and is currently sold out.

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