AS IT SHOULD BE
Midsummer. Just taste the word... is there anything better? Midsummer. The middle of summer - strawberries, food, pure bliss, the games and the magical midsummer night! With seven flowers under your pillow. When you bath at midnight, in a moment you wish would never end. At Destination Apelviken, we celebrate midsummer the traditional way. Classic Swedish midsummer, with no shortcuts. That is any other year. This midsummer will not be as any other due to the miserable virus Covid-19. This year, as the last, we have had to reconstruct the program quite a bit. But do not fear. Midsummer is Midsummer and traditional dancing with small frogs and priestcrows has to be done - even if in a somewhat different version. And the pickled herring? - You bet! As early as breakfast.
24 - 27 JUNE 2021
Down below is a schedule of everything that will be happening during the midsummer weekend. Just as last year we have had to alter the program due to this miserable virus that has halted all gatherings, but of course midsummer will be celebrated anyway but in a slightly different manner.
THE ENTIRE WEEKEND | QUIZ WALK | START AT THE MINIGOLF
11.00 | WREATH WORKSHOP AT HOME | SOCCER FIELD
You should know that midsummer is not only glam and delight. It is also rough traditional labor. Wreaths shall be bound. The pole readied. We kickstart the midsummer celebration with wreath binding, you collect a package from us and do the binding at home. Make sure to bring the most astonishing flowers, the rest of what is required can be found in the package..
13.00 | "I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY" | FOOTBALL FIELD
Well… maybe not. We really do love joint dance around the maypole however a “joint” dance is currently not possible. Naturally, we are adapting it to make sure that we can celebrate and still keep social distancing. You collect the maypole frame, birch twigs and string from us, then every party builds their own maypole. Flowers and other eventual decoration you gather on your own. Instead of one maypole we are aiming for at least 200 maypoles at Destination Apelviken – the more the merrier, is that not what we say? We will choose winners in three categories; Most Creative, Most Charming and Maybe-Not-The-Prettiest-We-Have-Seen. To participate: Post a picture on either Instagram or Facebook and tag us at @destinationapelviken. Best of Luck!
15.00 | MAYPOLE DANCING | AT YOURS
At 15.00 it is time for the best of all Swedish tradition according to us, dance around the maypole. There is not a lot of that can beat “små grodorna” with your family. Suffice to say dance around the maypole does not require more explanation than this. Please do post a video or picture on Instagram and tag us at @destinationapelviken. If we may, we would love to share it :)
21:00, 22:00 AND 23.00 | MIDSUMMER DIP | BEACH
Brave and daring as we approach the midsummer night for the seventh year in a row it is time for our new favorite tradition – The Midnight Dip! This year, just as the last one, we are temporarily renaming it The Midsummer Dip. To make sure that not too many people gather at once we have three bathe times. We are very sorry to inform you that we will not allow an audience but instead we will be live streaming the event on our facebook-page for those of you who say, “I will do it next year”. Through the livestream you will be able to send midsummer greetings to your loved ones celebrating elsewhere. There is limited participation, register yourselves at minigolf latest 18.00. Everyone who dips themselves will be offered a hotdog.
11.00 - 19:00 | OPENING OFFER 2-FOR-1 | SURFCENTER
SUP, pedalboat or kayak excursion. During the Midsummer day it is 2-for-1 on all renting at Surfcenter
14.00 | CRAB BAY - THE FAMILY VERSION | PICK UP AT SURFCENTER
What goes on in Crab bay is for you to find out, haha. We’ll give you a couple of hints, though – it’s something you just have to do during the West Coast summer, and they really like clams.
16.00 | FAMILY MIDSUMMER BATTLE | PICK UP AT MINIGOLF
Usually we compete against each other, but this year we have had to reconsider. Collect material, come up with a plan, warm up and arrange your own midsummer battle and crown your family’s champion.