Swedish Days

The Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce cultivates a positive, optimistic culture through leadership-developing initiatives that bring businesses and citizens together to embrace the greater Holdrege area, its traditions, and growth opportunities.

Swedish Days celebrates the area’s Swedish immigrant roots with a weekend of family and fun activities.  You can enjoy live music, parades, craft fairs, contests, food trucks and games for all.

"The Swedest Thing" Window Decor Contest

  • Voting will run June 1-16, winner announced on June 17
  • Vote HERE on Discover 37
  • Map HERE on Discover 37
The Swedest Thing at Stephanie's
Swedish Days Parade

VIP Parade Cabana Reservations

Dala Dash Competition

  • Register Now
  • Registration CLOSES on Thursday, June 15th at 5:00pm, OR until all spots are filled.
Dala Dash 2022

2023 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 14
All dayFlag Retirement Ceremony  
In honor of flag day at the Prairie Home Cemetery. The American Legion will perform the sacred ceremony.
Thursday, June 15th
6pm-8pmMayor's Prayer & Proclamation Kickoff  
Brought to you by the Phelps County Ministerial Association  
Veterans Memorial Park (South Park)  
FREE Dinner!
Friday, June 16th
8amSwedish Days Pickleball Tournament 
Sponsored by The Don Sjogren Community YMCA Holdrege North Park Tennis Courts 
Register in person at the YMCA or by phone at 308-995-4050
11:30amSvenska Lunch, Swedish King & Queen Crowning 
Phelps County Senior Center 
Tickets $6 per person, must be purchased in advance
1pm-8pmFree swimming  
Holdrege City Swimming Pool
3pm-6pmKids Activities 
Sponsored by The Don Sjogren Community YMCA  
Courthouse lawn  
FUN for all ages! Bounce houses, ladder ball, corn hole, 4 square and so much more!
5pm-7pmNebraska Prairie Museum Swedish Dinner  
Free will donation
6:30pmPhelps County Sports Hall of Fame Wall of Honor  
Nebraska Prairie Museum
5pm-MidnightAll Class Reunion & Street Dance 
Sponsored by BD-Medication Delivery Solutions  
5th & West Avenue$5 Entry fee / Cash ONLY  
Your gate fee helps the Chamber cover things like local band Yachta Yachta, the large shade tent, sound and lighting for the band, etc.  
5pm-12am: Beer garden serviced by JB's Sports Bar & Grill. Food trucks open.  
Opener: Local band, Yachta Yachta  
8pm-12am: Live Music by Kyle Killgore & Seth Reid
Saturday, June 17
7:30amSilver Run   
Sponsored by The Don Sjogren Community YMCA   
Register Now
7:30am-9amSwedish Breakfast 
Phelps County Senior Center 
$10 tickets, Available for purchase at First State Bank-Holdrege & Bruning Bank
8amGrand Parade Lineup & Registration    
High School parking lot 
No PRE-Registrations 
Participant Waiver
8am-12pmHeartland Cruisers Car Show Registration   
3pm: Awards 
Contact: Mike Sisson, 308-991-1746
8am-12pmHoldrege Eagle Riders Motorcycle Show Registration   
3pm: Awards 
Contact: Sam Bray 308-991-2226
8:30amHoldrege Public Schools Golf Tournament (registration)
9amTournament start
10amGrand Parade 
Sponsored by BD-Medication Delivery Solutions 
Theme: "Throwing it back to our roots! 
VIP Parade Cabana Reservations 
Register HERE 
Registration CLOSES on Wednesday, June 14th at 5:00pm! 
11am-3pmStreet Festival & Kids Games   
Courthouse lawn 
Kids Games sponsored by PMHC & Phelps Medical Group 
Rides, bounce houses, competition games, balloon animals, face painting and more! Activities for ALL ages! 
Vendors Register Here **Registration CLOSES on Wednesday, June 14th at 5pm!
12pmParade Winners + "The Swedest Thing" Painted Store Front Porch Competition Parade 
Awards announced on Facebook Live.
1pm-3pmThe Dala Dash    
Sponsored by Farm Bureau Financial Services, Phil Hinrichs 
Teams of 5 dashing through Holdrege completing challenges and riddles.  
Not a participant? Cool off and watch LIVE at the Holdrege Sun Theater & Event Center on the big screen! Concessions and drinks will be open. Winner announced at the Street Festival upon completion.  
Register HERE **Registration CLOSES on Thursday, June 15th at 5pm or when we hit our team cap!
1pm-8pmFree swimming 
Holdrege City Swimming Pool
1pm-3pmIce Cream & Pie Social 
Phelps County Senior Center
9pmKyle Sayler Band 
JB's Sports Bar and Grill

Swedish Days Sponsors

Listed Sponsors

City of Holdrege, Phelps County 

Adam Seeds Company, Bruning Bank, CHS, Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, First State Bank-Holdrege, Landmark, Phelps County Development Corporation, Wells Flying Service, DeWald, Deaver, L'Heureux Law Firm, Family Medical Specialites, Holdrege Memorial Homes, Glenwood Telecommunicaitons, Real Estate Connection, Sampson Construction, The 308 Boutique, Edward Jones - Holli Rich, Edward Jones - Kayla Rehnberg, Edward Jones - Matt Simpson

Holdrege Trailer Sales, Gotta Go, South Central Sanitation, Phelps County Visitors Center, JB's Bar & Grill, Graphic Arts, Phelps County Ministerial Association, Phelps County Community Foundation, Double A Livestock Express, F. Johnson Building, Ag Service Associates, BRJ Farms, Bruce Furniture & Flooring, Central Valley Irrigation, First State Bank Investment Center, Gruhn Transport, Holdrege Equipment, IES, Lions Club, Holdrege Irrigation, InSPIRE Rehabilitation, NebraskaLand Aviation, Platerworx, Principal Financial, Sargent Irrigation, Skiles Construction, Bricks & Company, Bridal Isle, The Cutting Room, Clear View Realty, Holdrege Sun Theater & Events Center, Lost Way Brewery, Trails End Tire & Auto

“The [Holdrege Area] Chamber has offered me business ideas and solutions, including going above and beyond to help me plan my 20th anniversary event.”

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“Being a member of the Chamber links you to the community and helps outside businesses get connected.”

“[embecta] brings people into town from a wide area and it helps bring money into the community. [The Holdrege Area Chamber] gives back to us just as much as we give back to them.”

“I’ve met a lot of people at Chamber events and have received a lot of great contacts that we’ve been able to do partnered events with later on.”

“[The Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce] definitely works hard to make sure their members are successful in their business ventures.”

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