Syttende Mai

Since 1952 every year in Stoughton, WI., has had a city-wide event on the weekend closet to May 17th. It turns out that this is an even bigger event in Norway. On May 17th, 1814 Norway's Constitution was signed making Norway an independent nation. For the 500 years prior to May 17th, 1814 Norway was part of Denmark.

Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, offers an in-depth explanation of Syttende Mai, including a very nice mention of Stoughton's version of the Syttende Mai event, going so far as to call it "the world's second largest Syttende Mai". Presumably Stoughton's version is not quite as epic as Oslo's version.

For the SHS Norwegian Dancers this is a big event. The Dancers are in the parade and give several performances throughout the weekend.

Syttende Mai Celebration Poster

Syttende Mai Celebration - May 13 - 15, 2022 

Sandhill School

1920 Lincoln Ave Friday, May 5 @ 8:30am - 9:30am 

St Ann School

324 N Harrison St Friday, May 5 @ 10am - 11am 

Kegonsa Elementary School

1400 Vernon St Wednesday, May 12 @ 8:30am – 9:30am


Wisconsin State Capitol Bldg.

2 E. Main St. • Madison King St. Wednesday, May 12 @ 12pm - 12:30pm

Skaalen Retirement Services

400 N Morris St  Wednesday, May 12 @ 2pm - 3pm


Street Performance

Tent • Division St. and Main St. Saturday, May 14 @ 2:00pm 

Community Building Performance

320 North St. Saturday, May 14 @ 3:45pm and 5:30pm
Alumni Performance in the Community Building Gymnasium 320 North St. Stoughton, WI 53589
We encourage anyone to come and watch, and all the alumni to come back to dance their favorite dance!


Norwegian Parade

Main Street Sunday @ 1:30pm 

Community Building Performance

320 North Street Sunday @ 3:45pm
Final Performance of the Year and Farewell to the Seniors!
Since 1952 every year in Stoughton, WI., has had a city-wide event on the weekend closet to May 17th. It turns out that this is an even bigger event in Norway. On May 17th, 1814 Norway's Constitution was signed making Norway an independent nation. For the 500 years prior to May 17th, 1814 Norway was part of Denmark.

Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, offers an in-depth explanation of Syttende Mai, including a very nice mention of Stoughton's version of the Syttende Mai event, going so far as to call it "the world's second largest Syttende Mai". Presumably Stoughton's version is not quite as epic as Oslo's version.

For the SHS Norwegian Dancers this is a big event. The Dancers are in the parade and give several performances throughout the weekend.

Syttende Mai Celebration - May 13 - 15, 2022 

Sandhill School

1920 Lincoln Ave Friday, May 5 @ 8:30am - 9:30am 

St Ann School

324 N Harrison St Friday, May 5 @ 10am - 11am 

Kegonsa Elementary School

1400 Vernon St Wednesday, May 12 @ 8:30am – 9:30am


Wisconsin State Capitol Bldg.

2 E. Main St. • Madison King St. Wednesday, May 12 @ 12pm - 12:30pm

Skaalen Retirement Services

400 N Morris St  Wednesday, May 12 @ 2pm - 3pm


Street Performance

Tent • Division St. and Main St. Saturday, May 14 @ 2:00pm 

Community Building Performance

320 North St. Saturday, May 14 @ 3:45pm and 5:30pm
Alumni Performance in the Community Building Gymnasium 320 North St. Stoughton, WI 53589
We encourage anyone to come and watch, and all the alumni to come back to dance their favorite dance! 

Norwegian Parade

Main Street Sunday @ 1:30pm 

Community Building Performance

320 North Street Sunday @ 3:45pm
Final Performance of the Year and Farewell to the Seniors!