Minneapolis, Minnesota Welcomes FinnFest USA
Tervetuloa! Välkommen! Welcome! to FinnFest USA 2017. In this year of Suomi Sata/Finland 100, Minneapolis is the site of an incredible program that commemorates 100 years of Finland as a nation state. Yhdessä/Together, the theme of Finland 100, guides this year’s encounter with Finland and Finnish America. Check out the rich program outlined here on our website, a program that explores the past, the present, and the future of the world we live in….all done with our Finnish lens.
What an honor to be collaborating with the world-renowned Minnesota Orchestra! What an honor to be creating this festival in and around Orchestra Hall! We will spend two full days there, hosting a tori that will emphasize Finnish folk craft and professional artists. We will have music in the tori and continuing education in the Hilton Hotel, directly across the street. We welcome you, whether you come from far away and need to book a sleeping room at the Hilton or live in the area and would appreciate shuttle service into downtown.
The Twin Cities is opening wide its welcome to Finland 100 and FinnFest USA: the American Swedish Institute, Norway House, Cedar Cultural Center, O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, the MSP Film Society, VocalEssence, the renowned choral group, all are collaborating to create this weekend of encounter and celebration of Finland 100. Keep checking this website. We’ll be unwrapping a lot of surprises for the program as we continue to move to September.
— K. Marianne Wargelin, President, FinnFest USA
FinnFest 2017 Announcements and Updates