Westby holds Syttende Mai Parade

Westby holds Syttende Mai Parade

WESTBY, Wis. (WKBT) - The small town of Westby wraps up its annual Norwegian festival today with its annual parade.

The Syttende Mai parade took place Sunday afternoon, kicking off a year of  different parades festivals for the coulee region.

The annual three-day festival celebrates Norwegian heritage and draws people from all over the region.

People lined the streets to see more than 80 entries in the parade today.

Monica Orban, Syttende Mai president, said the different entries are what makes the parade fun.

“We have different entries from around the area since we are the kickoff festival and first of the parades,the craziest people to have a parade in May in Wisconsin never knowing what's going to happen in the weather. So yeah it's lots of fun," Orban said.

Most of the events from Saturday were canceled due to rain .

This is the 49th year for the event.


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