vikings all year long
Every fall, we open our gates to the public, for our Vista Viking Festival. But we are active in community events year around.
Vista Christmas Parade December 7th 2019
The Viking Yule, Winter Solstice, was a cause for celebration for our Scandinavian ancestors. Their Midwinter Feast lasted twelve days. So, the the twelve days of Christmas. With Norway Hall Foundation, and the whole Vista Viking Festival family, we celebrate by marching in this community parade.
Vista Alley Art Festival
This one-day event organized by the Vista Art Foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting the arts in its many forms. Always evolving, ever-changing, we welcome all artists who push the creative envelope. All are welcome to participate and share in the inspiration and passion that artists bring to this one-of-a-kind event in beautiful downtown Vista, California
2019 We were there with artists from our Norway Hall Fiber Arts Community demonstrating traditional spinning and weaving. We also shared information about other Scandinavian arts, Vista Viking Festival, and gave Norwegian Fish Club Runestones to the kids.
San Diego Scottish Highland Games and Gathering 2019
We enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the San Diego Scottish Highland Games and Gathering of the Clans, promoting Vista Viking Festival. Loads of visitors stopped by to get pics aboard our Viking boat. Including Designer and Builder, Debbie Reifel and Ray Reifel The folks from the Celtic Norse proudly displayed their weapons skills. The Norse of Scotland hosted our Clan tent where they shared the history of Scandinavian Scotland, and excited kids were given authentic Norwegian Fish Club Odin runestones. We marched in the procession of the Clans, and the Ladies of our Clans hosted a very successful Warrior Women's Tea party.
Scottish Fest Costa Mesa - Memorial Day Weekend
Scottish Fest is the oldest and largest festival of its kind in the Southern California area. The festival occurs annually on Memorial Day Weekend at the Orange County Fair and Event Center (OCFEC) located in Costa Mesa, California.
The Celtic Norse and The Norse of Scotland hosted a Clan tent We marched in the Clans Parade and hundreds of festival goers stopped by the Vista Viking Festival booth to meet us. We were all doing double duty, alternating between the Viking booth and the booths of our respective Clans, Clan Douglas of Southern California, Clan Grant Society USA, and Clan Scott Society
North County St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival - On Hiatus
Vikings in Ireland? Yes indeed. The city of Dublin was founded by the Norsemen as a trading outpost. Scandinavian and Irish history and culture have been intertwined ever since. We march to celebrate our Irish cousins, and our shared Celtic Culture.
Walk MS - Carlsbad, April 28th 2019
Since 2007 we have marched in the National Multiple Sclerosis - Pacific South Coast Walk MS. With Norway Hall Foundation, Sons of Norway- Norge Lodge, Daughters of Norway Hulda Garborg Lodge, Norwegian Fish Club Odin, and others from the Vista Viking Festival family, we march under the banner of Team Norwegian Fish Club Odin We raise money and awareness. The mission, to end MS forever. MS is a disease that disproportionately affects persons of Scandinavian descent.
2019 Campaign, Our Best Year Ever
Good News for those Living with Multiple Sclerosis. Our charitable efforts to#EndMS this year was our most successful Walk MS campaign ever.#TeamNorwegianFishClubOdin has raised over $10,000 this year. That could mean education seminar for 500 people newly-diagnosed with MS, or provide a motorized wheelchair to 10 individuals living with MS, or allowing 14 people with MS to attend aquatic therapy classes for 6 months, or giving 10 people living with MS home modifications to increase personal independence.
Tussen Takk to all our Supporters and Team Members. See You In 2020!