Finland 100 in Seattle

Finland is celebrating its 100th year of independence in 2017. Below is a list of the events scheduled for this year, updates to be posted regularly.

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Marimekko, With Love @ Nordic Heritage Musem
Mar 10 – Jul 9 all-day
Marimekko, With Love @ Nordic Heritage Musem | Seattle | Washington | United States
12:00 AM
This exhibition draws together landmark Marimekko fabrics and fashions created by pioneering designers under Ratia’s leadership from the 1950s to the 1970s as well a breadth of archival material highlighting the personal stories and social[...]
Kalevala reading @ Nordic Heritage Museum
Mar 25 @ 12:00 AM – 6:00 AM
Kalevala reading @ Nordic Heritage Museum | Seattle | Washington | United States
12:00 AM
The Kalevala, the national epic of Finland, is a collection of ancient runes and song-poems compiled by Elias Lönnrot. Lönnrot’s book has since been published internationally and translated into 63 different languages, and has been[...]
41st Annual Kalevala Festival @ Nordic Heritage Museum
Mar 26 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
41st Annual Kalevala Festival @ Nordic Heritage Museum | Seattle | Washington | United States
1:30 PM
The Kalevala Festival in Seattle on March 26, 2017, is built on the tale sequences of Kalevala with the Finnish Choral Society singing choral compositions by noted composers Sibelius, Merikanto and others, set to lyrics[...]
Travelling Sauna in Seattle @ Nordic Heritage Museum
Apr 7 – Apr 9 all-day
Travelling Sauna in Seattle @ Nordic Heritage Museum | Seattle | Washington | United States
12:00 AM
In celebration of Finland’s Centenary, the Travelling Sauna, an official project of Finland 100, is touring the US during 2017. The Travelling Sauna will be visiting Seattle in the Nordic Heritage Museum from April 7th-9th.[...]
Apr 21 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Swedish Friday Kafe feat. Ida Elina @ Swedish Club | Seattle | Washington | United States
7:00 PM
Ida Elina joining the Swedish Club’s Friday Kafe. Ida Elina is a Finnish singer-songwriter, a leading kantele performer and a groundbreaking artist who boldly breaks boundaries and takes kantele playing to new levels.
Ida Elina Main Concert @ First United Methodist Church of Bellevue
Apr 22 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Ida Elina Main Concert @ First United Methodist Church of Bellevue | Bellevue | Washington | United States
6:00 PM
As one of Finland’s leading kantele performers, Ida Elina enthralls audiences of all ages with her unique style as she interprets contemporary music and traditional Finnish tunes in new ways. The singer-songwriter was inspired by slap guitar[...]
Apr 23 @ 10:00 AM
Finnish Lutheran Church, Finland 100 Program @ Finnish Lutheran Church | Seattle | Washington | United States
10:00 AM
On April 23, 2017 the Seattle Finnish Lutheran Church celebrates Finland’s 100th Anniversary at the Church on 8504 13th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117. The celebration starts with the service at 10:00 AM. The visiting[...]
Apr 23 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Mostly Nordic - Finland's Musical Centennial @ Nordic Heritage Musem | Seattle | Washington | United States
4:00 PM
In celebration of Finland’s centennial, marking one hundred years of independence, clarinetist Sean Osborn (“a master” Gramophone) returns to Mostly Nordic alongside prolific chamber musicians, cellist Eric Han and pianist Jessica Choe. Their program will[...]
Vappu Picnic @ Idylwood Park
Apr 30 @ 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Vappu Picnic @ Idylwood Park | Redmond | Washington | United States
10:30 AM
Traditional Finnish Vappu Picnic outdoors. Open for everyone. Bring your own picnic snacks. More information: Seattlen suomalaiset -Facebook group  
Nordic Culinary Conference @ Nordic Heritage Musem
May 5 – May 7 all-day
Nordic Culinary Conference @ Nordic Heritage Musem | Seattle | Washington | United States
12:00 AM
The second annual Nordic Culinary Conference will bring several internationally renowned chefs to Seattle to discuss and demonstrate Nordic cuisine and cooking philosophy. The Nordic Culinary Conference is an immersive program, featuring demonstrations and tastings[...]
May 20 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Pesäpallo - baseball game @ Perrigo Park | Redmond | Washington | United States
10:00 AM
The traditional annual Pesäpallo Game (Finnish baseball) is held on Saturday May 20th starting at 10.00 am in Redmond Perrigo Park. The game is arranged by the Finnish School of Seattle. Come to cheer your[...]
Northwest Folklife @ Center Theater
May 29 @ 11:45 PM – May 30 @ 1:00 PM
Northwest Folklife @ Center Theater | Seattle | Washington | United States
11:45 PM
Finland’s Centennial Celebration Showcase at NW Folklife Featuring:  Katrilli Finnish Folkdancers, Evergreen Kanteles,  Finnish Choral Society and Maria Männistö Trio. Venue: Center Theater See more events >>
Summer Party @ Vasa Park
Jun 3 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Summer Party @ Vasa Park | Bellevue | Washington | United States
12:00 PM
Family-friendly summer festival with Finnish music, dance, games, food and swimming in Lake Sammamish and more! Book the date – more information coming soon! See more events >>  
Viipurin Lauluveikot @ University Unitarian Church
Aug 27 all-day
Viipurin Lauluveikot @ University Unitarian Church | Seattle | Washington | United States
12:00 AM
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Sibelius Inspiration concert by Jussi Makkonen and Nazig Azezian
12:00 AM
The Sibelius Inspiration multimedia concert is an all-encompassing experience: by the means of music, video, sound and light, the audience is transferred into the world that inspired the Finnish national composer Jean Sibelius. Sibelius’ best-known[...]
Lecture on Finland's history by Dr. Jason Lavery
12:00 AM
Dr. Jason Lavery, professor of history at Oklahoma State University and permanent adjunct professor (docent) at Helsinki University, will lecture on the history of Finland. See more events >>
Finnish Community Bazaar @ Nordic Heritage Museum
Nov 11 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Finnish Community Bazaar @ Nordic Heritage Museum
10:00 AM
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Independence Day Gala, Finland 100 @ UW Center for Urban Horticulture
Dec 2 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Independence Day Gala, Finland 100 @ UW Center for Urban Horticulture | Seattle | Washington | United States
6:00 PM
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