Finnish American Cultural Activities, Inc.
P.O. Box 580708
Minneapolis, MN 55458-4708

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Our next program will be Friday, October 20 -- 7:00 p.m. at the International Institute of Minnesota, 1694 Como Ave., St. Paul (across from the Minnesota State Fair grounds).

FACA Is Sponsoring a FinnFest Event!

Traditional Finnish Thursday Pea Soup and Pannukakku Dinner

Musical entertainment provided by Finn Hall and sing-a-long with Margaret Vainio and friends.
When: Thursday September 21, 5-9 p.m.
Dinners will be served from 5-8 p.m.
Cost: $16.00 ($13.00 for FinnFest registrants with badge), $5.00 for children age 3-7, free for children 2 and under. Cash (or local checks) only at the door.
Location: The Danish American Center: 3030 West River Parkway S.

This is an official FinnFest USA 2017 event hosted by FACA - Finnish American Cultural Activities Inc.

For questions or to volunteer, contact Pam at

If you Want to Take a City Bus to the Pea Soup and Pannukakku Dinner

From Hilton: Go out main door of Hilton Hotel, turn right going northbound to 8th Street (one way). Go to bus stop and board #9 bus to Lake Street. Get off bus on Lake Street, cross Lake Street, wait for bus in front of MXKSkate store, board eastbound #21A or #21D bus, ask driver to call out last stop before going on Mississippi Bridge, pull bell at 45th Street. Get off bus and walk south on Mississippi Blvd. to Danebo Danish Hall.

Back to Hilton: Cross Lake street and go left to bus stop at 46th Street, board westbound #21 bus. Go to Transit Station (at the Hiawatha Avenue overpass, 2310 Lake Street). Get off bus, go up to Light Rail train, go northbound to downtown Minneapolis. Get off train at Hennepin Avenue. Go to bus stop, get on southbound #10 bus. It will take you to the Convention Center. Then walk from there to Hilton on Marquette Avenue and 10th Street.

Bus information: 612-373-3333

FinnFest USA 2017: When you go to FinnFest, here is where you check in:

Thursday, Hilton, second floor, 7:30 AM-4:30 PM. Registration/sign up table will be outside the bank of rooms being used for Genealogy.

Thursday, Norway House, 8:30-9:40 PM. People going to the History (Progressive Politics) Forum can go to Norway House without stopping by the Hilton first. Materials will be available there.

Friday, Orchestra Hall foyer, 7:00 AM-2:30 PM and 4:30-6:00 PM.

Saturday, Orchestra Hall foyer, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM.

Sunday events are at (AM service) Christ Church Lutheran; then many activities at (PM) American Swedish Institute.

Click here for the latest information about the Finnish centennial Finland 100 activities going on around the area during 2017.

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and First Lady Jenni Haukio will visit FinnFest. See details of their schedule to learn where you may greet them.

About FACA: Located in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN), Finnish American Cultural Activities invites you to join us at our programs and activities.

FACA is a non-profit educational organization that offers programs with a rich ethnic flavor: literature, music, travel, food, the immigrant culture, contemporary Finland, and other topics. It is dedicated to preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of Americans of Finnish ancestry.

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FACA schedules meetings and programs on the third Friday of each month from September to May. FACA does not have a program in December, when, for the last several years, we have joined other organizations in the local Finnish American community to celebrate "Joulu - Magical Finnish Christmas."

FACA Event Cancellation Policy

If St. Paul public schools are cancelled due to bad weather, then a FACA event scheduled for that day will also be cancelled. FACA members may contact any Board member if they have a question about whether an event is cancelled.

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