FinnFest USA

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FinnFest USA is an annual festival, typically held in the summer, in locations throughout the United States of America. Aiming to celebrate Finland, Finnish America, and Finnish culture, the festival is organized by a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a national office maintained by its president, located presently in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The first annual festival was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1983 with approximately 1,000 people attending. Subsequent festivals have taken place in locations throughout the country, typically hosted by communities with connections to Finnish-American cultural history. Attendance has varied from 2,000 to 7,000, depending on the location. Many attendants, performers and lecturers also include visitors from Finland. Festival events include lectures, classes, concerts, films, theatrical performances, dances, exhibitions and ceremonies. The festivals are financed by registration fees, event tickets, raffles, and many forms of donation and sponsorship.

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  1. ^ "FinnFest USA 2014". Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "FinnFest 2016". Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "FinnFest USA 2017". Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "FinnFest USA 2018". Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "FinnFest USA 2019". Retrieved April 7, 2019.

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