Kesäjuhla , 2018

 

112th KESÄJUHLA & Chicken BBQ  2018

(Summer Festival)

 
Celebrate summer at Saima Park!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

9:30 AM-4 PM
Finnish Center at Saima Park
67 Scott Road
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Festival admission – Free

  9:30 – 10:00 — Register for Chess Tournament
10:00 – 12:30 — Evert Siiskonen Memorial Chess Tournament, with George Mirijanian
10:00 — Festivities begin in the Ravintola:
                — Festival Artist Scott Niemi
                — Raivaaja Bookstore
                — Coffee & Pulla (Finnish Coffee Bread)
              
10:00 — Outdoor Games for all ages:
                — Mölkky (Finnish Lawn Bowling)
                — Sanko Hiipiminen (“Bucket Creeping” obstacle course)
                — Monument Hide & Seek
 
11:00 —  Hot Dogs, Beverages, and Arctic Berry Sundaes
 
11:30 — 1:00 — Chicken Barbecue
 
11:30 — Oivan Ilo Folk Musicians
12:45 — Revontulet Finnish Folk Dancers
 
  1:15 — At the Sauna:
               — Frank Ruosteoja talks about “Sauna” and teaches how to make vasta/vihta/switches
 
  2:00 — Cultural Program at the Function Hall:
                — Riverfront Family Theater presents “Fairytales and Fables from Finland”,               
                   adapted and directed by Sally Cragin
                — Celtic Harpist and Kantele player Kasha Breau will play and demonstrate on several
                    kantele and will give audience members a chance to pluck or strum the instruments!
  

  RAIVAAJA BOOKSTORE sale:  Books, Gifts, and Recordings

(Please pencil us into your calendar and drop by to enjoy, browse and buy)

 


 

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