Minot's Midwestern setting and attitudes sometimes hides its arts community. Minot has an art museum, a symphony orchestra, an opera company, a city band, multiple dance and theatre troops, a youth concert organization, the AMP, and many more; over 40 organizations claim membership in the Minot Area Council on the Arts. Nearly 40% of the city's residents are of Scandinavian ancestry, every October since 1977, Minot has been the host of the Norsk Høstfest, North America's largest Scandinavian-American festival. Scandinavian Heritage Park is located in Minot with great views from just driving by. Scandinavian Heritage Park features remembrances and replicas from each of the Scandinavian countries: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, as well as Finland and Iceland.