Kodiak Scandianvian Culture & Film Fest
Just as winter settles on the island of Kodiak, Alaska, the light of music, art, dance and film will brighten the dark days as the community celebrates the Kodiak Scandinavian Culture and Film Fest, Nov. 6-12, 2017. Out-of-town guests and island residents will demonstrate the beauty of Scandinavian music and art and show how the Scandinavian culture is woven into the texture of Kodiak history. The Kodiak Scandinavian Culture and Film Fest is sponsored by the Island Viking Lodge of Sons of Norway with help from the Kodiak Arts Council, the Kodiak Public Library, the Kodiak Island Borough School District and other agencies and organizations.
The Festival will include workshops on Scandinavian art, genealogy and cooking, the worldwide premiere of films high-lighting Scandinavian influence on Kodiak Island, dance and music workshops and presentations, a multicultural potluck and lecture and demonstrations about Scandinvian arts.
Click here to see the entire program.
Opening Ceremony – Honoring families Monday November 6 at 7:00 PM at the Afognak Center
Children 12 and under free
Includes light refreshments and prize drawing.
Award-winning documentary and wildlife filmmaker, Stefan
Quinth, presents a new series of films from Kodiak, including a short film on
Alaska’s first Native bear hunting guide, Larry Matfay.
Norwegian Coffee House Monday-Thursday (Nov 6-9) Kodiak Public Library
Scandinavians love their coffee. Join us for a cup!See program for times
Learn to bake Norwegian Lefse with Betsy Lund
Monday November 6
2:00pm at the Kodiak Public Library
Nordic Living History Workshop
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Kodiak Public Library
Tuesday 11/7 2:30-6:30
Thursday 11/9 2:30-6:30
Saturday 11/12 1-4:30.
Discover your roots Wednesday November 8, 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Kodiak Public Library
Geneology and storytelling with Linda Kozak.
Building a Mouth Bow Workshop
Wednesday November 8, 4:00 – 5:00 pm at Fisherman’s Hall (near the Harbor Master)
Open to children grades 3-5 , and their families.learn more
Scandinavian influences in architecture
Wednesday November 8 at 7:00PM
Jim Dillard speaks on Finnish architecture on KodiakFree Event
Sons of Norway Bake Sale
Thursday November 9
6:00 pm in the foyer of the Gerald Wilson Auditorium
Stock up on the goodies! Proceeds go to Scholarship Fund
The Sami Reindeer People of Alaska Exhibit at the Baranov Museum and the Kodiak Public LibrarySee program for times
Friday November 10 at 6:00PM
Afognak Cultural Center
Join us for a cultural evening as we share food, music & dance from all over the world. Children from Kodiak schools will perform Scandinavian dances they have learned at workshops this week.
Great doorprizes donated from Kodiak’s benevolent businesses!
Crosscut Saw Event Saturday November 11 at 11:00 am Kodiak Baptist Mission Barn
Come try your hand at sawing logs! Jim Dillard leads the event with a demonstration followed by a competition!Refreshments will be served! Free Event
We are honored to have special guests coming to Kodiak to take part in our celebration.
You can be a part of the Festival by sharing your
Contact Mike or Kathy Rostad at 907-486-2908 or
A Huge Thank You!
The Kodiak Scandinavian Culture and Film Fest gratefully received financial, in-kind and supportive contributions from the Community Partners of the Kodiak Library, the Kodiak Arts Council and the Alutiiq and Baranov Museums and the Kodiak Baptist Mission.The Kodiak Scandinavian Culture and Film Fest gratefully received financial, in-kind and supportive contributions from the Community Partners of the Kodiak Library, the Kodiak Arts Council and the Alutiiq and Baranov Museums and the Kodiak Baptist Mission.
Eric and Tanya Olsen in memory of Hans Olsen
Howard Peterson/Cheryl Coonrod
Stormy and Louise Stutes
Tyler Randolf State Farm Insurance
Afognak Native Corporation
Alaska Leader Seafoods
Best Western Kodiak Inn
Sons of Norway Foundation
Kodiak Public Library Association
Kozaks and Associates
Sutliffs True Value
Steve and Linda Suydam
American Seafood Processors
Mike & Kathy Rostad