Enrichment Programs

Annual festivals

Heikinpäivä   Juhannus   Ruska 

Enrichment classes

We’ll be offering two levels of Finnish language instruction in Fall 2019. Classes will likely begin in early October. Please check back later for an updated schedule.

For further information about  any FAHC programming, call (906) 487-7549, or like the Finnish American Heritage Center on Facebook to be among the first to find out about updates.

Kivajat dancers

The Kivajat Finnish-American Folk Dance group is a successful youth outreach of the Finnish American Heritage Center at Finlandia University. The Kivajat preserves, interprets and performs traditional Finnish folk dances and music, wearing traditional Finnish folk costume.

Since 2004, the Kivajat have been ambassadors for the Heritage Center, Finlandia University and the Copper Country, dancing at nursing homes and festivals throughout the region, including the Western UP, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Canada and even Finland.

The group will be open for new members this fall. Children, ages 5 – 17 are divided by age into three distinct groups. Contact Kay Seppala 906-523-6271 or seppala@up.net. Read more about Kivajat here or find them on Facebook.