Lake Worth Beach, FL — The Midnight Sun Festival will take place Feb. 28 – March 1, 2020 in Lake Worth Beach’s Bryant Park on the Intracoastal Waterway. This unique cultural festival celebrates the Finnish heritage of Lake Worth Beach.
“We have booked Laura Voutilainen, one of the top recording artists in Finland,” explains Tom Kuutti, head of the organizing committee. Laura is a Finnish singing sensation who has recorded 13 albums, many of which have gone gold or platinum. She is also a regular on one of Finland’s most popular TV shows, the Finnish version of “Dancing with the Stars”. Laura will be performing every day at the Midnight Sun Festival together with her five-piece band. Her show is spectacular!
The festival opens Friday evening, Feb. 28th, with the Taste of Finland culinary competition. “People get to vote for their favorite dish,” says Tiina Rogers, who has been on the festival organizing committee since 2016. “There will be a Beer Garden as well as activities for all ages,” she says, “including bounce houses and a kid’s performance stage.”
On Saturday, Feb. 29th, the Car & Bike Show will allow auto enthusiasts to get a close-up view of supercars, antique, classic, and custom vehicles and motorcycles, all displayed on the open-air lawn in Bryant Park.
The Florida Championship Wife-Carrying Contest will be held on Sunday, Mar. 1st as part of the Midnight Sun Festival. This traditionally Finnish event requires competitors to navigate a 280-yard obstacle course while carrying their wives or girlfriends the entire time! The fastest time wins! “From the hilarious Wife-Carrying Contest to concerts, kids’ activities and fabulous delicacies from Finland and around the world, you’re sure to find something for everyone,” says Lake Worth Beach Mayor Pam Triolo. Everyone is welcome!
For performance times and more information visit the website at: www.midnightsunfest.org