FINLAND 100

After being under Swedish rule from 1150-1809, and being a Grand Duchy of Russian from 1809 to 1917, Finland finally gained its independence on December 6, 1917.  To celebrate its 100th year anniversary Finland 100 was formed.  Activities involving Finnish culture will occur all over Finland, Canada, and the United States all year long.  These …

Festival Dates for 2018

The dates for the 2018 festival have been set. Mark your calendars now for July 27 and 28. Sunday will be the worship service & closing ceremony followed by coffee & pulla. The food & Tori vendors & exhibits will not be open on Sunday. See you in Naselle!

A thank you from Mike Swanson

Thanks to all who attended and participated in the 18th biennial Finnish American Folk Festival.  Anna Wirkkala Ehrlund is tremendously proud of each and everyone of you! We could not do this event without all the help from volunteers within the community and from those who came from out of town to set up, man …

2016 Finnish American Folk Festival

NASELLE – Finns, Finns by marriage, and friends of Finns began arriving in Naselle as early as Monday to help with the Finnish American Folk Festival. Fifteen youth along with five adults traveled two hours from Vancouver, WA, to stay the week and help us elderly festival organizers set up. We greatly appreciated the enthusiasm …

Press release for the 2016 Festival

MY FINNISH MEMORIES   NASELLE – The eighteenth biennial Finnish American Folk Festival will take place at the schools in Naselle, WA, USA, July 29th-31st. This cultural event presents a feast for all the senses.  Sight-authentic costumes, folk dancers,  historic photos,  genealogy charts and cut flower arrangements.   Hearing-music including the Finnish national instrument, the kantele, …