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 2018, May 18 - 20 

Wisconsin State Capitol Bldg.

2 E. Main St. • Madison King St. Wednesday, May 16 @ 12pm 

Sandhill School

1920 Lincoln Ave Friday, May 18 @ 8:30am - 9:30am 

St Ann School

324 N Harrison St Friday, May 18 @ 10am - 11am 

Street Performance

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

Community Building Performance

320 North St. Saturday @ 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 2018, May 18 - 20 

Wisconsin State Capitol Bldg.

2 E. Main St. • Madison King St. Wednesday, May 16 @ 12pm 

Sandhill School

1920 Lincoln Ave Friday, May 18 @ 8:30am - 9:30am 

St Ann School

324 N Harrison St Friday, May 18 @ 10am - 11am 

Street Performance

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

Community Building Performance

320 North St. Saturday @ 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!