July 24 – 28, 2024

EVENT DETAILS

FinnFest USA 2024

THE DECC | DULUTH, MN

SCHEDULE

ENJOY EVERY DAY
  • TORI NORDIC FAIR AND POP-UP CAFE
  • STAGE WITH PERFORMERS
  • VARIETY OF CONCERTS FOR EVERYONE
  • NAFL FLOORBALL GAMES X 3
Festival registration includes access to Tori Marketplace and all events listed in gray.
*additional tickets are required for events listed in orange. Tickets for those events will be available later.
JULY 24
WEDNESDAY
KESKIVIIKKO

DAYTIME

  • Tours selected from the following*
    • Sax-Zim Bog
    • Iron Range: Mining communities
    • Finns and Indigenous Peoples
    • Northwestern Wisconsin
    • Nordic Riviera
    • Duluth Walking Tour
  • Finnish American documentary films
  • ASAHI® Teacher Training*
  • NAFL Finals floorball games start

EVENING

  • Feature Film from Finland: TBD
  • Traditional Finnish American dance evening
  • Asahi® and Sauna: Experience Finnish lifestyle

JULY 25
THURSDAY
TORSTAI

DAYTIME

  • Tori Nordic Fair (marketplace) opens at noon
    • ASAHI® and Nordic walking sessions at Tori Nordic Fair
  • Tours selected from the following*
    • Iron Range: Farming communities
  • NAFL Finals floorball games x 3
  • ASAHI® Teacher Training*
  • Workshops and Seminars*
    • Genealogy
    • Finnish Language Instruction 
    • Children’s encounters with things Finnish
    • 2-hour workshop of ASAHI®
    • Folk Dance workshop

EVENING

  • Opening Convocation
  • Lavatanssit: Traditional Dancing Party
  • Live music

JULY 26
FRIDAY
PERJANTAI
  • Tori Nordic Fair (marketplace) open all day
    Exhibits, Concerts and Folk Art Demonstrations in the Tori Nordic Fair (marketplace)
  • NAFL Finals floorball games x 3
  • Panels and presentations on Finnish & Finnish American:
    • Music
    • Art, Design and Architecture
    • Writing
    • Health and Wellness
    • View of today’s Finland
  • Christmas in July: Learn the Finnish Christmas songs
  • Environment & Sustainability: Finland and the US
  • Children’s encounters with Finnish learning experiences
  • Keynote: Finland and Russia in 2024
  • Comedy by Miska Kajanus: “My Immigrant Story”

EVENING

  • Symphony Orchestra Concert*
  • Lavatanssit: Traditional Dancing Party
  • Duluth downtown site for live pop and folk music
JULY 27
SATURDAY
LAUANTAI
  • Tori Nordic Fair (marketplace) open all day
  • NAFL Finals floorball games x 3
  • Connecting to Finland as a Tourist
  • Opportunities to work in Finland
  • “Unweaving: An Artist’s Journey” by Tia Keobounpheng
  • Panels and presentations on Finnish & Finnish American:
    • Literature
    • Contemporary and Historic
    • Connections through Trade and Business 
    • Women and Leadership: Finland and the USA
  • Finnish American documentaries & Finland feature films
  • Children’s Encounters with Finland and Finnish America

EVENING

  • Lavatanssit: Traditional Dancing Party
  • FinnFest Gala Dinner
  • Finnish & Finnish American music performances
JULY 28
SUNDAY
SUNNUNTAI
  • Tori Nordic Fair (marketplace) open
  • Festival Ecumenical Worship Experience
  • NAFL Finals tournament final games
  • Workshops and presentations: Best of the Festival reprises
  • Finnish films
  • Singing the labor tradition of Finnish America

    More details coming every week!