SYTTENDE MAI PARADE


Sunday, May 16, 2021
1:00 PM
Park Ridge, Illinois

Every year the Norwegian National League hosts a parade at Cumberland Park in Park Ridge, Illinois, in celebration of Norway's Constitution Day in May.  The parade is normally on the Sunday after Mother's Day. Please join us and  march that day and join us for the festivities before and after the parade.

View some of our parade pictures on the bottom of this page.

Learn more about Syttende Mai on our Syttende Mai Page.


OUR 2021 EVENT MAY BE SMALLER IN SCALE BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO US THAT WE CELEBRATE SYTTENDE MAI

COVID-19 is still affecting so much of our lives, but we did not want 2021 to pass without celebrating Syttende Mai as much as we are able with the restrictions still in place.

This year there will only be the parade with no activities in the park itself. After the parade there will be a short program with the singing of anthems, greetings, and the awarding of annual scholarships by the National League

The wearing of masks and social distancing is being required for the parade (both marchers and those on the sidelines watching the parade).

PARADE DETAILS

Pre-parade festivities:  For 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no additional activities in Cumberland Park.

Contact: Barbra Kronborg-Mogil 847-823-7596. The kickoff of the parade itself is 1:00PM

The parade itself starts at 1:00PM and lasts about 1 hour.

Post-parade festivities: For 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no additional activities in Cumberland Park.

Every year the Norwegian National League hosts a parade at Cumberland Park in Park Ridge, Illinois, in celebration of Norway's Constitution Day in May. MAP

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PARADE ROUTE

WHERE TO MEET: Marchers gather between 12:00-12:30 PM near Nelson's Funeral Home at W. Talcott Rd. and S. Cumberland Ave.  The parade starts at 1:00 PM and lasts about 1 hour.

DURATION: Marching time is about 1 hour.  You march north from Talcott on Cumberland until you take an angle to the right on Prairie (with a small park on the left) over to Main St. and angle right. At this point the railroad tracks are on the left.  The parade then proceeds on Main and curves right on Albion (with Albion, Main, and Courtland bordering Cumberland Park) to pass the reviewing stand and then turn south from Albion to Courtland to drop off passengers and collect parade paraphernalia. Click/Tap on image for larger version. <Click/Tap on the image for a larger version>.

Parade watchers line the street along the entire route, starting at Cumberland all the way to Cumberland park.

Children in Chicago enjoy Syttende Mai too! <Click/Tap for bigger Picture>

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Fun for Everyone! <Click/Tap for bigger Picture>


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