39th Annual Finn Fest

August 14, 15 and 16
It’s time to talk FESTIVAL!! Mark your calendars and come out to support this major fundraising event. Get some work hours in, visit with fellow members and friends, and cheer on our Finn Camp Voima softball team!
Friday kicks off the festival weekend with the kitchen and beer truck opening at 5:00 p.m., followed by the Home Run Derby beginning about 6:30 p.m. Come see the big hitters knock ’em into the woods! We will continue in to the evening with music and dancing in the Clubroom!
Saturday the kitchen will open for breakfast at 8:00 a.m., with food available all day in the Ravintola and food tent. The softball tournament also begins at 8:00 a.m. with games on the Finn Camp’s George Aho Memorial Field and the Gilbert Willis Park fields. Flagraising ceremonies will be at 11:00 a.m. There will be music and entertainment from the Dance Hall porch plus 50/50 raffles, the pitching booth, horseshoes and other games, face painting, and the sale of Finn Camp and Finn Fest merchandise throughout the day. Save some energy for the dance floor on Saturday night as our DJ will be playing favorites in the Dance Hall.
Sunday, FUNday, we will do it all over again! The kitchen will open for breakfast at 8: 00 a.m. with food available all day. Softball will continue on all three fields with the championship game on our “A” Field in the late
afternoon/early evening, followed immediately by trophy presentation. Music, raffles, horseshoes, and other activities will continue as well.

Finn Fest 2011 San Diego

Finn Fest 2011 San DiegoCalling all Finns, Finnish Americans and Friends of Finland

The FinnFest 2011 in San Diego is almost here!

The City of San Diego has declared August 2011 The Month of Finland – and we are excited to invite you to come and join us in celebrating this beautiful Northern land and its rich cultural heritage.

Held in the heart of San Diego August 10-14, FinnFest 2011 boasts a program jam-packed with events, entertainment and activities, offering something for everyone. Planned with your convenience in mind, most events take place at the Town & Country Resort, located near all major local attractions and the popular Fashion Valley shopping center.

To make sure you’re informed, sign up for our newsletter by visiting this link. We will be sending out a newsletter this coming Monday.

Also, you should visit our website to be instantly informed: www.finnfest2011.com.

We hope to see you soon!

Kiitos / Thank you!

The FinnFest 2011 Team


33rd Annual Finn Fest

Friday, Aug. 14th:  Kitchen and beer truck open at 5 p.m. Home Run Derby begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by entertainment and dancing in the clubroom.

Saturday, Aug. 15th: Kitchen opens for breakfast with food available all day in the kitchen and food tent. Softball tournament begins at 8 a.m. on our A-field and the Gilbert Willis Park fields. Opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. with flag raising by the Wixom VFW Post. Continuous music entertainment  from the dance hall’s porch, 50/50 raffles, pitching booth, horseshoes, bocci ball, kids activities, concessions, and Finn Camp/Finn Fest wearables all day with live music for dancing in our newly renovated dance hall beginning at 9 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 16th: Kitchen open for breakfast and food available all day. Softball continues on all 3 fields with the championship game on Finn Camp’s A-field in the late afternoon. More music, raffles, kids activities, etc…

Map to Finn Fest:

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Many workers are needed in all areas, all weekend, to help with kitchen and food tent, concessions, raffles, set up/clean up, and security. Work hour sign up sheets are posted at Sun Lake sauna. Please consider giving a couple hours of your time to make our festival successful.

For further information or questions, contact Robyn Jokinen, Finn Fest Chairman.
E-mail to rbjokinen@gmail.com or call 810-287-4591. Sign-up sheets for hours are posted at Sun Lake.

Here are some photos of last year’s Finn Fest: