June 3, 2017 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Vasa Park
3560 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE
Bellevue, WA 98008

Join us at the Suomi Finland 100 Summer Party at Vasa Park!

The Summer Party is a family-friendly event with Finnish music, games, food and drinks in good company by Lake Sammamish.

No entrance fee! Everyone is welcome.



Food and drinks will be on sale, including:

  • hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks, coffee and ice cream
  • beer, wine, water and soft drinks
  • Fazer Sininen and Dumle chocolate

Cash or checks only!

Fun activities all day:

  • Games and fun for children organized by the Finnish School of Seattle
  • Paddle Boards and Kayaks
  • Swimming in Lake Sammamish – bring your own beach toys & blankets
  • Volleyball and other park activities
  • Music, singing and dancing





11.00   Opening words, Outi & Marjo

11.15    Katrilli & Rahwas

11.45    Pirjo Polari Show for Children songs and stories including puppets (preschool-aged kids)

12.00 – 4.00        Food
12.00 – 7.00        Paddle boards and Kayaks
12.15 – 2.00        Childrens’ Games and Art by Suomi-koulu
1.00 –  5.00        Hobby horse riding
4.00 –  5.00         Childrens’ Games and Art by Suomi-koulu

12.30    Folk Voice: dance music

1.00       Sing along with Terhi

1.30       Maria Männistö Trio will perform some great Scandinavian Jazz

2.00       Pirjo Polari Show for Children (school aged kids)

2.30       Pärske: a new local band of Finnish origin, playing real Suomi Rock and Pop

3.30       Flamenco Show: a Finnish dancer, Eve Salonen will join a local Seattle based flamenco group Cuadro Azahar Flamenco for a 30 min energetic and traditional flamenco performance.

4.00       Line Tango with Nina

4.15       Maria Männistö Trio: Lavatanssit

5.30       Final Sing along with Terhi

6.00      Summer Party ENDS

** NOTE! Changes to the program might occure.


This event is open to everyone, but a few restrictions apply:

  1. No pets are allowed in the park area.
  2. No glass bottles are allowed in the park.
  3. No grills or boats are allowed during the Summer Party.

Come and enjoy a fun day with Finns and friends of Finland! Let’s celebrate Finland’s 100th anniversary together.

See you there!







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