Syttende Mai Family Picnic 2016

Syttende Mai celebrationSunday, May 15, 2016, 1-3 pm. 
Carderock Park, Montgomery County, MD

Join us in celebrating Norway's Constitution Day!

If you’ve never been to a Syttende Mai Family Picnic at Carderock Park in Maryland, put Sunday, May 15 on your calendar and get ready for a day Norwegian pride. There are bunads, speeches from the Norwegian Embassy, live music, hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream, and a parade of flag-waving Norskies. All are welcome! Admission is free.

The guest speaker is Mr. Jon Åge Øyslebø, Minister Counselor, Royal Norwegian Embassy. 

Directions: From Beltway I-495 take Exit 41 west on Clara Barton Parkway. Right exit before overpass for Carderock Park; left on overpass onto short winding road under the canal. Inside park entrance, turn left for parking (additional parking on the right). Please park only in designated parking areas (you will be ticketed if you park on the grass!) 

For more information, contact Lasse Syversen at or 301-641-7908.

If you would like to help at the Picnic contact

Sponsored by: The Royal Norwegian Embassy • The Norwegian Church Service in Washington, DC • Lakselaget DC • Norwegian Ladies Club  Norwegian Society of Washington, DC • Sons of Norway, Washington DC Lodge • Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Mid-Atlantic Chapter

The Lodge always helps with the picnic — if you can lend a hand please call or email Susie Fosaaen at (703) 861-4071 /