Scandinavian Days returns to Story City in 2021 with new specialties

Scandinavian Days in Story City is back this year as a one-day event, and the motto is certainly apt: The Year After It All Happened.

“We continued to pivot during COVID, so I feel like this is something we can all relate to,” said Shanon McKinley, executive director of Story City Greater Chamber Connection.

For Story City’s annual celebration, the motto has a double meaning as this year’s festivities take place on Saturday, July 24, in conjunction with National Carousel Day.

Story City’s antique carousel will be a main feature of the celebration, with the carousel being open in two-hour shifts throughout the day. The North Park area, where the 108-year-old carousel is located, is the hub of Scandinavian activity.