Festival Ruska at Finlandia University in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula

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Finlandia University’s roots are in Finland, and the university will celebrate those roots with an eclectic event appropriately named Festival Ruska.

In the Copper Country, much like in Finland, September ends with an explosion of color in the forests. This is the season known as ‘ruska,’ when the autumnal reds, browns and yellows are especially beautiful on the fells of Lapland and it’s a popular time for folks to get out and enjoy nature. At Festival Ruska, Finlandia University is celebrating the arrival of the Copper Country’s ruska with a variety of cultural activities.

For more information about any aspect of Festival Ruska, contact the Finnish American Heritage Center at (906) 487-7302, (906) 487-7549 or (906) 487-7347.