The American Coordinating Council of Norway is thrilled to host the 35th annual American Independence Day celebration in Frognerparken on Sunday, 3rd July from 12:00-17:00. Please come and enjoy live entertainment from Stereotrain and Lawson Vallery featuring Lene Lie, delicious American food, line dancing, cheerleaders, sports and children's activities, pony rides, and of course the much-anticipated watermelon-eating contest!
Our grand raffle prizes include four roundtrip tickets on Norse Atlantic Airways and two nights at the Hotel Bristol, Oslo - plus many more fantastic prizes. We hope to see you there!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to thank our 2022 supporters and Community Guide advertisers. You can find out more about them on our Supporters and Advertisers page here.
ID2022 would not be possible without our three Associate Sponsors: CBRE, Aker ASA, and Norse Atlantic Airways. Thank you for your support!
Messages for U.S. citizens from the U.S. Embassy in Norway:
For information regarding absentee voting: https://www.fvap.gov/
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 www.usa.no .
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.