The annual Jónsmessuhátíd midsummer festival in Eyrarbakki, southwest Iceland, will be held next Saturday. Organizers hope that most inhabitants of Árborg municipality, to which Eyrarbakki belongs, will attend the festival, while other visitors are also welcome.
From Eyrarbakki. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
The youngest generation will be given special attention with game and entertainment program, which begins at 11 am at Gardstún by Húsid. The program, for example, includes a theater performance, mbl.is reports.
At Gallery Gónhóll the program begins at 2 pm, with a course in kite-making, and the “sandcastle land” will be opened. A group from the Iceland Academy of the Arts will have a show at the workshop Merkigil from 12 noon to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Furthermore, antique cars will cruise the streets, there will be a bonfire, and the festival will end with a countryside ball at Stadur, while Rauda húsid restaurant will offer a mellower atmosphere. Admission will be free to museums in Eyrarbakki on Saturday.