It's Norsk Hstfest time.
Activities began earlier this week with a concert Tuesday night and, the festival continues through Saturday. Other entertainment this year include Daniel O'Donnell, comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Olivia Newton-John and Ronnie Milsap.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Hstfest. It has grown from a small festival dedicated to the heritage of Scandinavian countries to a huge annual event, drawing thousands of visitors from around the country and around the world.
In addition the the top-notch entertainers that perform on the main stage every year, the festival is full of cultural exhibits, food booths and crafts.
Perhaps most importantly, it's full of people with a sincere interest in keeping alive the Scandinavian culture, and that includes hundreds of volunteers who come year after year simply to volunteer their time at the festival. Without volunteers, the Hstfest could not, and would not, survive.
But survive and thrive it has, for the past 35 years.
For those visiting the Magic City, we say welcome to Norsk Hstfest.