Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the Red Cross first aid and lost children stations?
Where is the meeting point for the “russ” prior to the Main Procession?
Is there a programme guide available for 17 May?
Is registration for the Main Procession mandatory?
Do we have to send in an application to use a vehicle in the Main Procession?
Can I drive my car to the city centre on 17 May?
When is the flag hoisted and lowered on 17 May?
Where is the funfair going to be this year?
When is the final deadline for arriving with vehicles that will be used in the processions?
Where are the Red Cross first aid and lost children stations?

The Red Cross has a first aid station at Bryggen. Since 2013, the Flag Procession ends on Koengen. Therefore, the Red Cross has a station for lost children on both Festplassen and Koengen. Koengen is a more convenient place to end the Flag Procession than Torgalmenningen, and we hope this will lead to fewer parents feeling the need to string along in the Flag Procession.

Where is the meeting point for the “russ” prior to the Main Procession?

The “russ” are the grand finale of the Flag Procession and will be shown to their places at 10:30 am at the latest.

Is there a programme guide available for 17 May?

Yes, we have compiled an «hourly programme» guide that details all activities on 17 May.

Is registration for the Main Procession mandatory?

Yes, registration is mandatory. It is very helpful for the committee if as many people as possible register beforehand. Registration deadline is 2 May 2017. After registration, your organisation will receive the participation guidelines along with your allotted meeting time and column.

Do we have to send in an application to use a vehicle in the Main Procession?

Yes, there is limited space for vehicles. There are special guidelines describing which vehicles are allowed, and a special application form must be used.

Can I drive my car to the city centre on 17 May?
A complete overview of traffic regulations is made by the police and distributed to the local press. You can also find traffic information on our page.
When is the flag hoisted and lowered on 17 May?

The flag is hoisted at 8 am at the latest and lowered at 9 pm at the latest. Follow the link for more information about the Norwegian flag.

Where is the funfair going to be this year?

This year the funfair will be on Festningskaien, across the street from Rosenkrantztårnet (Rosenkrantz Tower).

When is the final deadline for arriving with vehicles that will be used in the processions?

The deadline is set by the police each year and can be checked under ‘Traffic’ in the ‘Processions’ dropdown menu. This will also be announced in the press prior to the celebrations.

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