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[...]
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 @ 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Pesäpallo - baseball game @ Perrigo Park | Redmond | Washington | United States
9:30 AM
The traditional annual Pesäpallo Game (Finnish baseball) is held on Saturday May 20th starting at 9.30 am in Redmond Perrigo Park. The game is arranged by the Finnish School of Seattle. Children’s game at 9.30-10.30[...]
Films from Finland: Henkesi edestä @ Swedish Cultural Center
May 24 @ 7:30 PM – May 26 @ 2:00 PM
7:30 PM
May 24/26   Henkesi edestä (Absolution), 2015, 90 minutes, K-12 (Adults and mature teens) Questions of personal morality are raised in this story of a priest who engages in deception in order to protect his pregnant[...]
Northwest Folklife @ Center Theater
May 29 @ 11:45 AM – May 30 @ 1:00 PM
Northwest Folklife @ Center Theater | Seattle | Washington | United States
11:45 AM
Finland’s Centennial Celebration Showcase at NW Folklife Featuring:  Katrilli Finnish Folkdancers, Evergreen Kanteles,  Finnish Choral Society and Maria Männistö Trio. Venue: Center Theater Read more: Northwest Folklife See more events >>
Summer Party @ Vasa Park
Jun 3 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Summer Party @ Vasa Park | Bellevue | Washington | United States
11:00 AM
Come celebrate Suomi Finland 100 Summer Party at Vasa Park!  The Finnish Summer Party is a family-friendly event with Finnish music, games, food and drinks in a good company by the Lake Sammamish. No entrance[...]
Jun 28 @ 7:30 PM – Jun 30 @ 2:00 PM
7:30 PM
June 28/30 Tuntematon sotilas (The Unknown Solider), 1955, 169 minutes, K-11 (Adults and mature teens) Could there be a more fitting recognition of the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence than the showing of  this classic[...]
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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Sep 27 @ 7:30 PM – Sep 29 @ 2:00 PM
7:30 PM
September 27/29  Keisarikunta (Harbor Brothers), 2004, 94 minutes, K-3 (Adults and teens) This good-natured, all-star film depicts the musical scene in Kotka during the 1950’s.  We follow a band influenced by American jazz, blues and[...]
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[...]
Oct 25 @ 7:30 PM – Oct 27 @ 2:00 PM
7:30 PM
October 25/27  Laukaus tehtaalla (A Shot in the Factory), 1973, 79 minutes, K-7 (Adults and mature teens) Erkko Kivikoski won a Best Director Jussi for this slice of Finnish social realism about  factory workers who[...]
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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Nov 22 @ 7:30 PM – Dec 1 @ 2:00 PM
7:30 PM
November  22/December 1  Isänmaallinen mies (A Patriotic Man), 2013, 92 minutes, K-12 (Adults and mature teens) An ordinary Finnish citizen becomes  valuable to his sports-loving country when it is discovered that his blood – super[...]
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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Dec 27 @ 7:30 PM – Dec 29 @ 2:00 PM
7:30 PM
December 27/29  Hyvästi Afrikka (Leaving Africa), 2015, 85 minutes, K-7 (Adults and teens) In this heartfelt documentary by Iiris Härmä, a Finnish aid worker in Uganda and her native friend and cohort part after years[...]
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