Schedule of Events

Here is a schedule for the Juhannus ’17 festival

We’re excited to be welcoming you to Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula for to celebrate our Finnish American heritage and beautiful surroundings.

23 June – Hanka Finnish Homestead Museum (Askel)

Celebrating Finnish-American farm life.

    • Annual Hanka Heritage Day (moved from Aug. to Jun.)
    • 1-5 p.m. – Museum open with docents, enactors and farm animals
    • 1-5 p.m. – The Traveling Sauna (Finland 100 USA)
    • 1-5 p.m. – Live music performance – Ameriikan Poijat and others
    • 1-5 p.m. – Representatives from the World’s Largest Greeting Card project on site, collecting signatures
    • 1-3 p.m. – Finnish Folk Music Camp class – Arto Järvelä @ caretaker’s cottage
    • 1-3 p.m. – Finnish American log buildings lecture by Frank Eld @ horse barn
    • 3 p.m. — Flag raising, with remarks by Finland’s Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi
    • 4-4:30 p.m. – Kivajat Dancers perform
    • 5-8 p.m. – Dance on site with a traditional Finnish tanssilava (outdoor dance floor)

24 June – Finnish American Heritage Center/Finlandia University (Hancock)

Celebrating bonds between Finland and the U.S.; Old and New.

  • 9 a.m. -10:30 a.m. – “Topics in Modern Finnish Genealogy” by Greg Isola – Chapel of St. Matthew
  • Midsummer pole (Juhannussalko) dedication
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Traveling Sauna
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Outdoor tori (Quincy Green) and indoor tori (FAHC’s Martha Wiljanen Hall)
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Representatives from the World’s Largest Greeting Card project on site, collecting signatures
  • 11 a.m. – Flag raising, and remarks from Ambassador Kauppi
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Music by Ameriikan Poijat & others w/ short performance by Kivajat Dancers
  • 1-3 p.m. — Finnish Folk Music Camp class – Chapel, upstairs – Arto Järvelä
  • 1-3 p.m. — “A History of the Quincy Hill Scandinavian Church by Greg Isola – Chapel, downstairs
  • 4 p.m. — Tammy Santti-Kero art reception – Community Arts Center

24 Jun – Agate Beach (Toivola)

Celebrating the ancient traditions of Juhannus and the 125th anniversary of the community’s settlement.

    • 1 p.m. – Registration for Toivola homecoming participants
    • 1:30 p.m. – Welcome by 125th anniversary celebration committee
    • 2:30 p.m. – Original play “Stories of Oar” by Kris Kyrö
    • 3:30 p.m. – Group photo of Toivola 125th anniversary participants
    • 4 p.m. — Log building preservation lecture by Frank Eld @ Agate Beach Hall
    • 4 p.m. – Supper w/food vendors
    • 6 p.m. – Raising of Finnish and American flags; greetings by Ambassador Kauppi
    • 6-10 p.m. – Traveling Sauna on site
    • 6-10 p.m. – Representatives from the World’s Largest Greeting Card project on site, collecting signatures
    • 6:15 p.m. – Original play “Stories of Oar” by Kris Kyrö
    • 7-10 p.m. – Dance with Ameriikan Poijat & others (Kivajat to perform during intermissions)
    • 9 p.m. — Lighting of the Juhannus kokko

25 Jun – Settlers’ Co-Op Centennial (Bruce Crossing)

Celebrating Finnish American Co-operatives.

    • 1-4 p.m. — Live music at Settler’s Co-op
    • 1-6 p.m. – Traveling Sauna on site
    • 1-6 p.m. – Representatives from the World’s Largest Greeting Card project on site, collecting signatures
    • 3 p.m. – Kivajat performance
    • 3:30 p.m. – Dedication of Heritage Wall
    • 4 p.m. – World premiere of Kristin Ojaniemi’s documentary of the Settlers’ Co-Op @ VFW Hall
    • 6 p.m. — Dance @ VFW Hall

All events subject to change.