Swedish Midsummer Celebrations in Sydney 2024 - Svenskor i Sydney
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Let’s celebrate Swedish Midsummer together in Sydney!

A traditional, Swedish Midsummer celebration is to gather and enjoy a picnic, with dancing around the Midsummer pole before or after. That’s how we intend to celebrate Swedish Midsummer – with a lovely picnic together. Please bring flowers and greenery to decorate the Midsummer pole, if you are able to!

WHEN: Sunday June 23, 2024

TIME: 12:00-15:00

WHERE: Milsons Park (next to Ensemble Theatre), McDougall Street, Kirribilli New South Wales 2061. The park is quite large, we sit at the Community Garden which is easy to find.

What can I expect from the Swedish Midsummer celebration? What should I bring?

1. Picnic

Swedish Women in Sydney will be serving yummy Midsummer cake, Swedish brewed coffee or tea and fruit drink for the children.

If you want to, you can bring something more to eat – maybe even a gourmet lunch – do it! Or just come for a coffee! The main thing is that we see each other! NB! Bring something to sit on.

2. Outdoor games

3. A festive mood

4. Flowers and Greenery

In order to dress the Midsummer pole so that it looks nice and like a traditional, Swedish Midsummer pole, we need to dress it in flowers and greenery – so bring it along if you can and have the opportunity!

You are welcome to wear flowers in your hair (absolutely not a requirement!), bring a small Midsummer pole if you have one, or a flag. All small Swedish symbols that enhance the feeling of a Swedish Midsummer are welcome. Together we dress our Midsummer pole that fits in a public park – and most importantly – that is suitable for Swedish Midsummer dancing around it. A finer Midsummer pole has never been seen by ‘the little frogs’!

Preliminary Schedule for the Midsummer Celebrations 

We take it as it comes during the day but below are approximate holding times.

12:00-15:00 arrives and dresses the Midsummer pole

12:45-14:00 Picnic & FIKA

14:00-15:00 Dance and Games for children and adults

We will guide the little ones – they are in safe hands.

The times are approximate – if we’re really having fun, we’ll go a little longer.

How do we get to Milsons Park, Kirribilli?

Public Transport: 8-10-minute walk from Milsons Point train station.

Parking: Parking can usually be found on surrounding streets in the immediate area.

Toilets: Available in the park.

Registration & Payment

Pre-registration is essential and a prerequisite – when you register yourself and your family, count both adults and children (over 2 years old)! In this way, we can calculate the consumption of cake, coffee, tea and ice cream – and – follow the park’s guidelines.

Cost: $8 for adults – children under 2 go for free.

This includes: Midsummer cake, steaming Swedish brewed coffee or tea, fruit drink for the children – and lots of Midsummer fun!

RSVP: Wednesday 19 June (if you see this great event after RSVP, don’t despair – contact us as below)

Registration & Payment: pre-registration is essential and a prerequisite, you register by clicking on the link HERE!

For questions please email us on [email protected] or call us on 0474 883 018 or email [email protected]

A very warm welcome!

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Small print

Weather outlook: The weather outlook looks brilliant! Since we celebrate Swedish Midsummer, we say; if it rains, we cancel it, but if it only drizzles a little, we are on.

Image policy

SiS Image policy that those who do NOT want to be photographed and/or have photos published, must take responsibility themselves and ensure that they do not end up in the picture. This also applies to children of SiS members and/or children who participate in events and activities.


  • Limited places in line with park guidelines
  • Coffee – we calculate consumption according to registrations, but reserve the possibility that it may run out

Date(s) - 23/06/2024
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm