March 29, 2020 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
National Nordic Museum
2655 NW Market St Seattle WA
$20 for museum members.$25 for non-members

The 44th Annual Kalevala Festival will be a tribute to the Finnish sauna and sauna culture in honor of the authentic Finnish log sauna, built in 1914-1918 and relocated from Finn Hill in Bothell, WA to the East Sculpture Garden of the Museum. On the program:

• Choir sings “sauna songs” and choral songs inspired by the Kalevala
• Sauna stories and tales
• Presentation of the “Finnish sauna culture” by Kaija Kauppinen, Fulbright Scholar at UW
• Instrumentals by Kalevala Trio and Evergreen Kantele Players
• Solo singing
• Folk dancing
• Presentation of the NNM refurbished sauna