Seattle not only hosts the largest Syttende Mai Parade in the world outside of Norway — it also hosts the 94 lucky Norwegian Americans who at some point got the chance to compete on Alt For Norge!!!
While the big parade will of course take place on May 17th, the rest of the weekend is a blast. We've got some great events planned, if you can make them all — great! If you can only make a few of them, that's fine too!
May 17 (Thursday):
1.) Syttende Mai Parade in Ballard — starts at 6:00!
2.) Syttende Gay Party — Post parade at the Cedar Room. Co-hosted by Cash and raising money for a transgender organization that educates and protects individual rights! For more information check out facebook.com/gr...oups/979543988829110/
4912 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
3.) After party at Norris'! 4122 2nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
May 18 (Friday):
1.) Day — Rattlesnake Ridge Hike led by Odessa!
2.) Evening — Explore Seattle. The Nordic Heritage Museum, Old Ballard Liquor Company, Scandinavian Specialties, and Olaf's are all GREAT Scandinavian spots in Ballard!
May 19 (Saturday):
1.) Day — 12:00 boat ride out on Lake Union! We did this last year and it was amazing!
2.) Evening — Party at Doug and Jeff's! 12827 1st Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
May 20 (Sunday) and Beyond:
TBA — perhaps brunch at Hattie’s Hat and then the Ballard Sunday Market?
Free Time in Seattle Ideas: Brand New Nordic Museum, Old Ballard Liquor Company (ask Lexi for her Aquavit sampler!), Scandinavian Specialties, Olaf's, Pike Place Market, The Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Ferry to Bainbridge
Seattle locals can help pick folks up at SeaTac. Let us know when you arrive and if you need a ride. The light rail also works well to get you into the city. Seattle locals can also likely help with lodging.
May 16-20 ($302 at last check): kay.ac/CBnG_U
May 17-20 ($295 at last check): kay.ac/DHJRyY
Note — you CAN get cheaper flights from MSP (around $187-$207 RT) HOWEVER it might cost more after you take baggage fees into account. Check out cheaper flights below:
Arriving 16th: kay.ac/AUisaz
Arriving 17th: kay.ac/Axts_H
From NYC Area (note airports which may vary):
May 16-20 ($271 at last check):https://kay.ac/BD2Wx2
May 17-20 ($350 at last check): kay.ac/CExHv8
From Tampa (I'm looking at you Eric!):
May 16-20 ($333 at last check): kay.ac/CoaZe0
May 17-20 ($362 at last check + bag fees one way): kay.ac/B28jqV
From Los Angeles (Looking at you Greg and others!):
May 16-20 ($183 at last check): kay.ac/C4b7au
May 17-20 ($183 at last check): kay.ac/CGLT2E
From Oslo (I'm looking at you RB Brummond!):
May 16-20 ($548 at last check): kay.ac/BOPWFp