Accordionists at Tivoli

photo by Ballard Avenue

Back home in Ballard, it's Tivoli time. Tivoli is the annual summer festival at the Nordic Heritage Museum and great fun it is. There are food vendors selling treats from "back home." Others sell all sorts of Nordic-themed merchandise. Some folks dress up like Vikings and show how they lived back in 1100 A.D. My favorite thing to do at Tivoli is head to the Valhalla beer garden and listen to old Scandies play the accordion. These two gents were mightly low-key about it all but they could sure play.