KALENTERI – Mark your calendars!
If you know of an upcoming Finnish event in the Chicagoland area, please forward to me at

December 6, 2016, thru December 6, 2017, FASM and other Milwaukee and Chicagoland Finnish Organizations will be planning/having events to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Finland's Independence, "Suomi 100". The theme is "Together" As events are finalized they will be posted to the FASM Calendar. Stay tuned!

If you want to offer your time and talent, even if not a member of any Finnish organization or Finnish, contact us.

Updated 5/15/2017
Chicago Estonian House 50th Anniversary Celebration May 19-21, 2017
At the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods, IL. Check their website for listing of events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Finnladies Lunch Sunday, May 21, 2017, 1pm
1pm at the Estonian House. $10. Menu: Karelian stew, potatoes, vegetable, and desserts.
Chicago Traveling Sauna Sunday, May 21, 2017
Public Sauna event at the American Legion in Evanston. Signup can be done on the below website. This event is being organized by Chip Covington, email:, if questions. All, Finns and non-Finns, are invited. Come experience a Finnish Sauna!
Traveling Sauna-Cedarburg, WI Monday, May 22, 2017
Experience a Finnish Sauna at the Cedarburg Community Pool, W68 N851 Evergreen Blvd, Cedarburg. Fee $10 (sauna and pool). Page 16 on their Summer Events online guide.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, June 3, 2017
Held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 345 S. Kenilworth Avenue, Elmhurst 60126, at 1:30pm. All children (and their parents are welcome) and for your first time you can just join us, no need to pre-register. Registration forms, more information will be available. The language used at all Suomikoulu events is Finnish. The fee for 2016-2017 school year is $150/family. To stay up to date about Suomikoulu activities, school dates, times, etc is to follow on Facebook
Anatomy of Fear by Finnish Theater June 8 - 10, 2017
The Physical Festival of Chicago will be bringing the play "Anatomy of Fear" by the Finnish Theater company "Teatteri Metamorfoosi". The play will be June 8 to 10, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. Tickets $12/$18 at 9pm each night..
Finnish Conductor Susanna Malkki at CSO June 15-17, 2017
Conductor Susanna Malkki will be performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Thursday, June 15 to Saturday, June 17
Traveling Sauna in Milwaukee June 18-19, 2017
It is official, the Traveling Sauna will be stopping in Milwaukee at Juneau Park! The Traveling Sauna is part of the Suomi 100 Year of Celebration. Save the date!
Ravinia: CSO Beethoven and Sibelius with Susanna Malkki July 20 -21, 2017
Finnish Conductor Susanna Malkki will be performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia Thursday and Friday, July 20 - 21, 2017. Concert starts: 8pm. Tickets $10/Lawn to $25/$75.
Celebrating the Music of Finland at Ravinia Thursday, August 3, 2017
At 6pm. Gates open 5pm. Bennett Gordon Hall. Tickets $10, no lawn sales. Celebrating the music of Finland and the 100th anniversary of Finnish Independence. Ravinia's Steans Music Institute Program for Singers.
Professor Thomas Dubois presents "The Historic Kalevala Story" Sunday, August 27, 2017
Milwaukee Finnish American Society program with Professor of Scandinavian Studies, University of Madison, Thomas Dubois. At 2pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee 53215
38th Annual Scandinavian Days at Vasa Park Sunday, September 10, 2017
Save the date. 10am to 6pm at Vasa Park in Elgin. FASM will have a booth with Finnish food items. Juli Wood Jazz Quartet will be on stage. 11 am is March of Nations.
Apocalyptica Saturday, September 16, 2017
A Finnish cello metal band from Helsinki, performs "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos" at Park West, 322 West Armitage Avenue in Chicago at 7:30pm.
FASM ANNUAL MEETING AND PICNIC Sunday, September 17, 2017
SAVE THE DATE! Program planned for celebrating Finland's 100 years of Independence,
FinnFest 2017 - Minneapolis, MN September 21-24, 2017
Reserve the date!! Osmo Vanska along with the Minnesota Orchestra will be doing an all-Finnish music concert on September 22 and 23, 2017. Note: FinnFest USA is rebuilding its website to freshen the image, improve the information and add an efficient and secure ongoing registration and payment system.
Bruce Niemi, A Finnish Sculptor Sunday, September 24, 2017
Milwaukee Finnish American Society program/guest speaker at 2pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee 53215. Bruce Niemi will present his work and talk about how his Finnish Sculptor Father influenced his life, his faith and his work.
Gospel Helsinki September 25 - October 2, 2017
Gospel Helsinki lets the love of rhythm sweep you away into the world of black gospel music. The choir gathers together singers interested in gospel from the Helsinki metropolitan area. Gospel Helsinki has 60 singers led by the choir’s artistic director Nina Pakkanen, cantor of the Meilahti parish. Gospel Helsinki will be performing in Chicagoland at St Marks International Church on Wednesday, 27 at 7pm, at Salem Baptist Church on Thursday, September 28 at 6pm. Visit their website at:
Fish Boil & Harvest Fest Saturday, September 30, 2017
At Vasa Park, Elgin, IL
Runebergskoren Tour Friday, October 6, 2017
7:30pm at Anderson Chapel, North Park College. Runebergskoren BSB is a 50 Swedish speaking male choir from Porvoo Finland who will be touring in the Upper Mid-West. Tickets $10.
Scandinavian Fest, New Berlin Saturday, October 7, 2017
More details to come. Save the date.
FASM Lunch and Board Meeting Sunday, November 5, 2017
At 1pm at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods, IL. Menu: Karelian stew, homemade bread and desserts! $10. Board meeting to follow lunch. Everyone welcome.
Christmas Market at Estonian House Saturday. November 11. 2017
SAVE THE DATE! FASM will have a table with Finnish food and other items. More details to come.
2017 Holiday Folk Fair International November 17-19, 2017
Wisconsin State Fair Park, 8200 West Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI 53214. The Finnish American Society of Milwaukee will have a booth. Nordic food, fun, music and Christmas shopping.
Gala Celebration of Finland's Independence Friday, December 1, 2017
Join the Chicago Finnish organizations in celebrating Finland's Independence. At the Chicago Cultural Center. Check Facebook for updates.
Finland's Independence Day Celebration Saturday, December 2, 2017
Save the Date! Milwaukee Finnish American Society is making plans to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Finland's Independence.
100th Anniversary of Finland's Independence Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Plans are being made to celebrate throughout 2017 in the Milwaukee and Chicagoland areas Finland's 100th Anniversary of Independence. As events are finalized, they will appear on the FASM website under "Calendar" tab. Stay tuned for an eventful/exciting year!
Scandinavian Park Annual Dinner Dance Saturday, March 24, 2018
At Avalon Banquets, Elk Grove Village, IL.
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