Norway’s great poet and priest Petter Dass (1647-1707) is honored through the festival named The Petter Dass days at Alstahaug every second year. The festival has become a traditional literaturefestival. It has been organised since 1983 at Alstahaug. The festival was established after the initiative of Nordland County Council. The Hamsun-days they and The Petter Dass days are the region’s oldest festivals. The Petter Dass-day has established itself as a cultural center for the region and encompasses a broad audience. The festival offers cultural encounters for everyone such as authormeetings, concerts, performances and exhibitions. The festival has its own events specifically for children, young people and seniors. The Festival Arenas is at The Petter Dass museum, Alstadhaug church, Rica Hotel, Sandnessjøen and at other places around the community. Among the festival’s objectives is a program with performances of high artistic quality with a significant focus on contemporary arts such as literature, music and visual arts. The events are intended to promote creative and performing artists with ties to the region and to maintain cooperation with relevant associations, organizations and volunteer resources. The information and the program for 2018 will be launched when approaching.