ANDERSONVILLE — A hallmark of summer will return to Andersonville this year after missing the past two seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Andersonville Midsommarfest will take place June 10-12 on Clark Street, returning to the neighborhood for the first in-person fest since 2019.
Now in its 56th year, Midsommarfest will take over Andersonville’s Clark Street corridor with more than 50 music acts, five stages and dozens of vendors. The event will have an expanded footprint on June 10, when the fest will go from Catalpa Avenue to Foster Avenue on Clark Street instead of ending at Summerdale Avenue.
Returning for the first time since 2015 is the Swedish Stage, which will host Swedish activities, including the traditional dance around the Swedish maypole.
Midsommar, which brings an estimated 75,000 people to the neighborhood, was canceled the past two summers due to the pandemic. Last year, the Andersonville Homecoming Fest that took place in late September replaced Midsommarfest, which traditionally takes place in June.
In 2020, a virtual fest took the place of Midsommarfest and acted as a fundraiser for the local business community.
Admission to Midsommarfest is a $10 suggested donation, with proceeds benefiting the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and charities, including Care For Real.
Vendors and nonprofits wishing to set up a booth at Midsommarfest can fill out a form here by April 22. More information about programs and vendor line-ups will be announced closer to the festival date. For more information on Midsommarfest, click here.
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