The Norwegian National League -a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization

The Norwegian National League is the place to celebrate Norwegian-American traditions.  We are the “umbrella” organization for many of the area’s Norwegian-American organizations. Learn more on our About Us Page. Learn about this new site HERE




WE SPONSOR:

Each year the league sponsors:

WE PUBLISH:

To connect with Scandinavian events in the Chicagoland area, we also publish:

OUR MEMBERS:

Our member organizations represent a broad range of Norwegian-American organizations from Chicagoland and surrounding area. Their participation and support make the League's events possible. Visit our Members Page to learn about them and their events during the year.



 
CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS


 Posted 01/10/2022
January 23, 2022 (Sunday) (January 23 is the first concert in a series of concerts performed on the 4th Sunday of every month).
"FOURTH SUNDAY" CONCERT SERIES
Minnekirken will be hosting a free concert on the fourth Sunday of every month at 1pm (after coffee hour).  Due to the current Covid protocols, they will require proof of vaccination at the door.  They will also be collecting canned and dry good food donations for Logan Square Mutual Aid.  The table for the donations will be at the door.

The first concert is Sunday, January 23, 2022  

 Posted 12/04/2021
January 29-30, 2022 (Saturday-Sunday)
Norge Ski Club’s
International Winter Tournament 2022
Noon - 4:00PM
 

SYTTENDE MAI PARADE

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An annual event, the League presents a parade in celebration of Norway's Constitution Day in May. The NNL has done this uninterruptedly since 1900.

Our parade is normally on the Sunday after Mother's Day. Please join us and  march in our Syttende Mai parade and enjoy the festivities before and after the parade.

This year's parade is May 16, 2021, in Park Ridge, Illinois.

SYTTENDE MAI BANQUET

Photo attribution: Art Andersen
An annual event, the League presents a banquet in celebration of Norway's Constitution Day in May.

Reservations and banquet details are available on our Banquet Page.

2021 Banquet details will be posted when available.
 

SCHOLARSHIPS

To encourage the study of Norwegian heritage the Norwegian National League of Chicago offers a scholarship in amount of $1,000.00 and cash prizes to deserving students of Norwegian descent in grades 1-12 who are of Norwegian heritage and reside in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, McHenry and Will.

The entry deadline is March 1st of each year.


LEIF ERIKSON CELEBRATION

An annual event, the League presents a program in celebration of Leif Erikson Day in October to commemorate the early Viking discovery of North America. Members and guests lay a wreath at the statue of Leif Erikson in Humboldt Park to commemorate the early Viking discovery of North America.

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

Christmas Around the World Program

Each year the Norwegian National League participates in this program at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, decorates a Norwegian Christmas tree in November and presents a program of Norwegian music and dance in December.

OTHER EVENTS


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We also highlight the details of selected member's events like the ski club tournaments, Norwegian themed festivals and other events in the Chicagoland area which may be of interest to our website visitors.


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