Registration is open! The general admission tickets allow admission to sessions and events throughout FinnFest USA 2019. Registrants will also receive a discount on individually ticketed events (for example, the Saturday Finnish dinner, shuttle, and off-site tours). Registration for those individually ticketed events will open soon. The general admission tickets also include Tori admission.
For four days, FinnFest USA will give Americans a chance to connect to an often invisible culture in America. FinnFest USA is showcasing what Detroit can reveal about Finland and Finnish America. Using the automobile industry as a touchstone, the festival will visit topics like labor relations and artistic creation. The 175th anniversary of the birth of Minna Canth, Finland’s pioneer author and feminist, will inspire discussions on contemporary literature and women’s rights. Field trips will bring attendees to see Detroit as it has never been seen before in the context of Finnish America.
Complete schedule and tickets for additional events coming soon!
Volunteer for FinnFest USA 2019
Working on the festival creates an opportunity to meet new people. It creates an environment in which to see and experience the greater Detroit region in new and different ways. What kinds of volunteer tasks are available?
A. Join one of the planning committees to do the decision making and execution of one of the festival tasks (e.g., programming, marketing, tori planning and administrating, program book, financing, logistics, housing and venue decisions.)
B. Work just before the festival (e.g., assembling registration packets, making and installing signage, assisting with set-up of the festival site, running errands.)
C. Work on the information, registration and ticket sales table.
D. Manage the FinnFest USA booth, including sales of raffle tickets.
E. Work on tasks during the festival (e.g.,. greeting, supervising spaces, passing out programs, taking tickets, managing the parking, assisting the shuttles.)
F. Work on take-down tasks following the festival.