AS IT SHOULD BE
Midsummer. Just taste that word... is there anything better? Midsummer. In the middle of summer, the strawberries, the food, the joy, the games and the magical Midsummer night! With seven flowers under your pillow. When you go for a midnight swim, in a moment you wish would never end. At Destination Apelviken, we host a proper Midsummer celebration. Classic Swedish Midsummer, with no shortcuts. All the traditional dances, and pickled herring as early as breakfast.
21 - 23 JUNE 2019
Listed here are all our activities for the Midsummer weekend.
10.00 | FLOWER WREATH WORKSHOP | FLOORBALL LAWN
Midsummer isn’t just merrymaking and joy, mind you. No, there’s some hard, traditional work to be done. Wreaths to make. A maypole to decorate. We’ll kick start the Midsummer celebration the way we always do, by dressing the maypole and making wreaths. Bring your own flowers, and we’ll provide the twigs and the tying-together-stuff.
13.00 | RAISING THE MAYPOLE | FLOORBALL LAWN
We’ll raise the maypole together, and require the help of both young and old!
13.30 | MAYPOLE DANCING | GRÄSYTAN VID INNEBANDYPLAN
The best of all Swedish traditions, in our opinion! Is there anything better than some traditional dancing with your kids and some good friends? Maypole dancing – perhaps no further introduction is needed.
14.30 | MYSTERY FISHING GAME | FLOORBALL LAWN
For two gold coins, every child can try their luck and see what’s biting.
15.00 | MIDSUMMER GAMES | FLOORBALL LAWN
Following the success of previous years, we’ve brought the Midsummer Games back again, as a matter of course. Here, you compete in teams, in a number of classic Swedish games, such as the relay race and “walking the plank”. The winning team of this prestigious contest earns a really nice award.
21.00 | TUSEN & EN SCHLAGER | SOLVIKEN
For many years, we have welcomed the music group Tusen & En Schlager at Solviken during our Midsummer evenings. Please note that on Midsummer Eve, Solviken is open to overnight guests only
23.00 | MIDNIGHT SWIM | BEACH
Strong and brave late at night, more precisely at 23:00, when it’s time for the fifth annual instalment of our new favourite tradition – the Midnight Swim! Previously, there’s been about a hundred brave souls, but this year, we’re going for a new participant record! We brighten the already bright Midsummer night a little more with tiki torches on the beach, and everyone who goes for a swim will be treated to a hot dog!
14.00 | FAIRYTALE MAGIC | NISSE'S BODEGA STAGE
Join us for a magical display, where Fredrik the Wizard offers a real family show, which will entertain all children, young and old, with majestic and spectacular tricks and oddities.
16.00 | CRABFISHING | START AT THE ACTIVITY CENTRE
What goes on in Crabfishing 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 musselsr
17.30 | MOVIE NIGHT | ACTIVITY CENTRE
On Saturday night, when our legs are tired from Midsummer dancing the day before, as well as from the midnight swim and the crab fishing, we curl up in front of a family-friendly movie and eat tons of popcorn.