Mærudagar/ Candy Days
July 25 - July 28
Almost every town in Iceland has a special day or weekend, and Húsavík is no exception. The town’s festival is called Mærudagar, which means Candy Days, and it is held the last weekend in July as a time for everyone to come together and enjoy Húsavík.
The town is divided into 3 districts: Pink, Orange, and Green, and people decorates houses, businesses, light posts and themselves in their colors. The population more than doubles during the festival, as many people who have moved away pick this weekend to come back for a visit, and the whole town is buzzing with life.
During Mærudagar, there is something for everyone: art exhibitions, open-air theatre performances for kids of all ages, a parade, a golf tournament, a market and a small carnival at the harbor, the shops & restaurants are open longer, and there is live music all over town.
In the evening, the harbor fills with people enjoying the music and meeting old and new friends.
Every day 26.-28.July
10-18:00 EXHIBITION GELLUR SEM MÁLA Í BÍLSKÚR AT THE MUSEUM HOUSE
Thursday 25. July
GARDEN CONCERTS – each color district has it’s own garden concert where people gather dressed in the color of their district.
19.30 Orange District – Sólbrekka 7
19.30 Pink District – Uppsalavegur/Baughóll
20.30 Green District – Garðabraut 39
22:00 MÚGISON AT GAMLI BAUKUR
14:00 BEACH VOLLEYBALL AT THE MUSEUM HOUSE
16-18:00 VERNISSAGE GELLUR SEM MÁLA Í BÍLSKÚR AT THE MUSEUM HOUSE
18:00 BOTNSVATNSHLAUP RUN
20-22:30 hours OPENING CELEBRATION OF THE CANDY DAYS- each district marches dressed and decorated in their colors to the harbor where the “colors mix” and everybody comes together
– opening speech by major Kristján Þór
– songs at the quay, Biggi Sævars conducts the masses where everybody joins in to sing
– dance at the quay, Bylgja Steingrímsdóttir and Elvar Bragason will keep the crowd moving
23:00 HLÖÐUBALL BARN DANCE
Saturday 27. July
14:00 SLUT WALK
14:30-16:30 hours CHILDREN’S PARTY AT THE HARBOR SPONSORED BY LANDSBANKI & N1
– Greta Salóme
– Tónasmiðjan & guests
– Magician Bjarni Töframaður
– Villi the Scientist
17:16-18:19 EFF… RÁBÆRT PARTÝ IN FOSSHÓTEL
20-00 hours CANDY DAYS CONCERT SPONSORED BY FAKTABYGG, GAMLI BAUKUR & PCC BAKKISILICON
Duet Natalia Piorunek and Elvar Braga
Einar Óli & Band
Biggi Sævars & Band
00:00 HOURS FIREWORKS SPONSORED BY FRAMSÝN, GENTLE GIANTS WHALE-WATCHING AND PWC
00:05 MAGIC MOMENTS AT MIDNIGHT WITH SKY LANTERNS
Sky lanterns will be released into the midnight sky, magical moments for friends and families. Environmental friendly lanterns are for sale Saturday evening at the main stage, 500 ISK/piece.
Sunday 29. July
11-12 CANDY WALK
The kids walk around town and collect candies from all houses marked with a white ribbon. All inhabitants are welcomed to join, have candy ready at hand for the kids and decorate their house with a white ribbon.