June 14, 2013
Ryan Koepke, 219-395-1882
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Celebrate summer on Saturday, June 22 with a traditional Midsummer Celebration from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and a Summer Solstice Evening Concert from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s historic Chellberg Farm.
Enjoy an afternoon of traditional dance, children’s activities and other summer fun as you learn how the area’s Swedish immigrants celebrated Midsummer, the longest day of the year. A highlight of the event is the raising of a newly decorated Maypole at 1:00 p.m. You can even bring flowers from home and help in the age-old custom of decorating the Maypole. The afternoon will also feature the children's dance group, Nordikids and Dans Norden, a group from Indianapolis, who will perform wearing colorful, traditional costumes.
Return to Chellberg Farm and enjoy the last hours of daylight with the “Summer Solstice Evening Concert.” This outdoor concert takes place from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in front of the Chellberg Farmhouse and features the band Trillium. This four-person ensemble performs an energetic array of traditional American music including, folk, ragtime, and bluegrass. Bring a blanket or chairs and possibly a picnic for your family and friends.
For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit or contact our information desk at 219-395-1882.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.