Six Reasons to Visit Viking for Vikings in the Streets Festival

Come out for the weekend and find your inner Viking, at the Vikings in the Streets Festival on June 16th and 17th, in Viking Alberta. It’s your chance to imagine, play and get entertained East of Edmonton at a festival for the entire family.

What’s there to do while you’re there? 

A Viking Parade | The annual parade is a pinnacle of the festival, and one of the reasons that we love getting out of town to visit the Vikings in the Streets Festival. You’ll see a mix of everything, from local fare to, you guessed it, Vikings.

Eric The Juggler | Adults and children alike will enjoy watching Eric juggle and show off his circus tricks Friday evening. Classie M’Lassie will entertain as well. They will even show you how to do some tricks.

Story teller Calum Lykan   Calum is a teller of Norse and European folklore.  Just ask him to tell a story about a subject you are interested in and he will be happy to tell a tale just for you!

Bed Races | Is there a better way to spend your Friday evening than watching a race of beds drive down the street? Always entertaining, the bed races are a way to delight the children you’re bringing along to the festival – because they’re not going to expect that.

Food | From a chili cookoff, to a pancake breakfast, you’re not going to go hungry when you get the chance to eat like a Viking.  You can enter the lutefisk eating contest if you are up for a strange food experience!  Great food and treats at the grounds Saturday too.   Bring your appetite and come on Friday and Saturday to make sure you get the best experience.

Exploring | From the Viking village, to laser tag, street hockey and children’s activities, there is plenty to explore. Get involved with one of two “Singin’ Along” storytelling sessions with Mary Lambert.  Join in the Kids vs Vikings battle (those big Viking guys fall hard!). Relax near the stage and listen to the music. Come for the day, or find a local spot to camp out on Friday night and enjoy the full two-day experience – just make sure you add it to your list of places to explore this summer east of Edmonton.

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Lori is the mother of three young girls, passionate about exploring, experiencing and adventure. In between adventures, you’ll find her hanging out with her family, in the suburbs of Edmonton. Trying hard to be a winter-person, you’ll find her trying hard to get outside during the winter months, and barefoot, with the sand and grass between her toes during the summer months.