Valdemarsvik Summer Festival

This weekend was the summer festival in Valdemarsvik. There were lots of boats, bands, vendors, rides for the kids, and a Brazilian themed parade. There was a sizable crowd on Friday and Saturday.2-Barry1-web

The harbor was filled with boats of all sizes including some impressively large cruisers and sail boats. A sizable contingent of motorcyclists also showed for the festivities.

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The music was a bit loud for some.

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The summer festival immediately follows the annual Nils Liedholm youth fotbol tournament. Liedholm was a Valdemarsvik native who became a star in European soccer as a player and coach, as well as Olympic gold and a World Cup second place with the Swedish national team.

Sunday after the festival there was an exodus from the harbor.15-BoatingExodus1-web

 

Here are some of the parade costume pictures.

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