Norwegian Ridge Birding and Nature Trails
The Norwegian Ridge Birding and Nature Trail is open all year; hike in the summer and snowshoe in the winter. Information, water bottles, hand-carved walking sticks, and t-shirts are available in the GEHC Kinneberg Gift Shop. Giants of the Earth Heritage Center serves as fiscal agent for the Norwegian Ridge Birding and Nature Trails.
Norwegian Ridge Language Camp
Our language camp is set in scenic Spring Grove. Your child will develop Norwegian language skills and cultural knowledge via everyday activities throughout the week! We vary activities from year to year—orienteering, Scandinavian ribbon weaving, finger knitting, knotwork coasters, rosette frying, song, and dance!
Ye Olde Opera House Community Theater
Ye Olde Opera House was founded in 1978 when a group of dedicated citizens produced their first summer musical with virtually no money, a lot of determination, and an old barn. In addition to the well-known summer musical, Ye Olde Opera House also produces several shows every year in their main street location.
Syttende Mai (or the 17th of May) marks Norway’s declaration of independence and is a celebration of the 1814 signing of Norway’s constitution and independence from Sweden. Spring Grove, Minnesota has been recognizing founding fathers and honoring our Norwegian-American heritage since 1973 with an annual city celebration. Join the celebration through the ageless traditions of art, dance, food, clothing and congregation.
Celebrating Autumn in Spring Grove, Minnesota
UFFDA FEST! is sponsored by the Spring Grove Lions Club. Events are made possible through the cooperative efforts of the Lions Club and several active and willing volunteers of other Spring Grove civic organizations. Thanks for helping make Spring Grove a vibrant and growing community!
Syttende Mai Royalty Speeches
Eric Dregni at Spring Grove UffdaFest
Mai Fest: Day 7 from Giants of the Earth Heritage Center
17 Mai Fest at Giants
17. Mai greeting from Spring Grove, MN elementary school
Welcome, Mai Fest Member!
Giants+SGPS Celebrate Syttende Mai 2022!