The American Coordinating Council of Norway is thrilled to host the 36th annual American Independence Day celebration in Frognerparken on Sunday, 2nd July, 2023 from 12:00-17:00. Please come and enjoy delicious American food, live entertainment from Lawson Vallery and Stereotrain, sports and children's activities, and of course the much-anticipated watermelon-eating contest!

Location in Frognerparken

This year's grand raffle prizes include four roundtrip tickets to the US on Norse Atlantic Airways! Plus an overnight stay, brunch for four with champagne, and jazz show with champagne from Amerikalinjen.

We have other fantastic prizes from Rituals, Kitch'n, Chillout Travel Store, Gutta på Haugen, El Camino, The Body Shop, Frogner Special, and many more. Don't miss out on your chance to win!

As a volunteer organization, we appreciate everyone's help, support, and efforts. We are thankful for donations to ACCN on VIPPS 25204. To learn about volunteering at this year's celebration, please email

Thank you for your support!



Messages for U.S. citizens from the U.S. Embassy in Norway:

For information regarding absentee voting: 

Currently, all U.S. passport applicants in Norway — including adults renewing their passports through the “mail-in” form DS-82 — must arrange for in-person payment of their passport renewal fee at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo. The Department of State is pleased to announce that U.S. Embassy Oslo has been selected as a pilot location for payment of DS-82 passport renewal fees online. The pilot program is expected to begin in the next few months. The U.S. Embassy will send out another announcement when this online payment pilot system has launched, along with specific instructions to help U.S. citizens confirm their eligibility to use this online payment option. You may find more information on


What is the ACCN?

The American Coordinating Council of Norway (ACCN) is a non-profit council of Norwegian-American organizations founded in 1985. Acting as an umbrella organization, the ACCN offers its member organizations the ability to extend their horizons by providing an information network to American and Norwegian-American groups in Norway. The ACCN’s main objective is an interest in furthering Norwegian-American relations in Norway, and also in strengthening the bonds between Norway and the United States. The cornerstone of the ACCN’s network is its monthly meetings with delegates from member organizations, during which news about upcoming events of mutual interest is exchanged.

The annual US Independence Day celebration in Frogner Park offers a uniquely American experience, and would not be possible without the support of our fantastic community of advertisers, supporters, and volunteers. We'd also like to extend special thanks to the City of Oslo, Frogner Park, the American Embassy, and our many fans. We encourage everyone to visit their links to find out more about them.

By Daniel Danilowicz

We look forward to celebrating with you on 2 July 2023 in Frogner Park, Oslo!

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