National Nordic Museum Ballard
Seattle loves a good opportunity to bliss out over our Nordic culture (Reykjavik is our sister city, in case you haven't heard), and this summer extravaganza billed as a re-imagining of Viking Days is no exception. For four days, take a mental break from the wildfire-stricken Seattle summer air with festivities geared toward Nordic regions with arctic climates and crisp, alpine ventilation. First up is a series of short presentations (Aug 22) that tie climate change into the diversity of Nordic arts and culture. The next day, the Circumpolar Hip-Hop Colab will present visiting Indigenous artists. Over the weekend, sports lovers can try out five Indigenous games based on the hunting and survival skills of the north with Inuit Games. Plus, look forward to an artisan marketplace (Aug 24-25), an aquavit garden and fashion show at Night at the Nordic (Aug 24), an exhibition of Nordic photography by Ragnar Axelsson (Aug 22-Sept 30), and more.