Bishop Hill, Illinoois - Founded 1846 In 1846, a group of Swedish immigrants seeking religious freedom left their native land under the guidance of their charismatic spiritual leader, Erik Jansson. The site for their new utopia was later called Bishop Hill,
Lindsborg, Kansas - Little Sweden, USA Midsummer's Festival - A national Swedish holiday celebrated with Swedish food, music, dancing, art, games and the raising of the Midsommarstång (Midsummer Pole).
Scandinavian American festival The Snoose Boulevard Festival was held in the Cedar-Riverside area from 1972 through 1977. In the late 19th century Cedar Avenue became known as "Snoose Boulevard", a nickname often given to the main street in Scandinavian communities.
Stromsburg, Nebraska - The "Swede Capital of Nebraska," Located 100 miles west of Omaha, 20 miles north of Interstate 80 on the Pan-American Highway, Highway 81. Swedish Midsommar Festival - On the third full weekend in June of each year everyone in Stromsburg becomes Swedish at heart.