News & Updates


The following items have been found following FinnFest USA 2013. If you think one of these may be yours, please call 906-487-7505 during business hours to describe your missing item and we’ll see if it matches what we have!

One Touch of Finland bag with purchased items in it

One Flashdrive

Small notebooks: Two have been found, both have notes in them, but no identifying names, etc.


- 2 brooches

- 1 bracelet

- 1 earring

Hats (three)

Camera lens caps (two)

Car key

One lump of copper

Water bottles (two)


- reading glasses with case (three pair)

-sunglasses (no case) (three pair)

-sunglasses with case (one pair)

Umbrellas (four)


-Adult (three)

-Child/youth (one)

What does it cost to attend FinnFest USA 2013? And what does my registration cover?

Base registration rates for the entirety of the festival are as follows:

$100 individual adult rate

$200 couples rate

$40 individual youth rate (ages 5-17)

$240 family rate (two adults and three children ages 5-17)

Children under 5 are free

DAILY REGISTRATION RATES: Can't make it the whole time? Come for a day!

$30 individual adult rate

$12 individual youth Rate (ages 5-17)

Register for the daily pass at the SDC on the campus of Michigan Technological University. Registration packets for all registrants will also be available there for pickup!

Your registration rate is an admission fee to the main festival, and covers many events including lectures, demonstrations, exhibits, most films, and access to the tori (marketplace) and children's zone. Some events require additional admission and are listed separately on the registration form.


Here is some important info for our FinnFest Attendees: - Registration opens on Monday June 17th at 9am at the Student Development Complex at Michigan Tech....... Daily registration is available for $30............Lodging is still available. Call Heather at 906-370-1477 or Susie at 906-370-3110...........Shuttle service between Houghton and Hancock will be available for free to FinnFest registrants                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Scheduling update: Jim Kurtti joined Todd VanDyke on Thursday morning's "Talking FinnFest" on 97.7 The Wolf to discuss the updated schedule of events. Listen to their discussion here -

Programming and event update: Hilary Virtanen from the Finnish-American Heritage Center joined Susie Landers from FinnFest USA 2013 and Todd VanDyke on the Keweenaw's Own Mornng Show on 97-7 The Wolf. Hear their discussion about the latest FinnFest program information here -

Hancock, Michigan - America's Finnish cultural center: Susie Landers from FinnFest 2013 and Hancock City Manager Glenn Anderson visited Todd VanDyke at 97.7 The Wolf to talk about FinnFest preparations in Hancock. They discuss Hancock's importance as a center of Finnish-American history and culture and the important role the city will play in FinnFest 2013. You can listen to their discussion here -

Sports and Business After Hours (November 7): David Maki and Susie Landers from FinnFest USA 2013 visited Todd VanDyke at 97.7 The Wolf to talk about FinnFest happenings, and the sports events that are being planned. Listen to their conversation here -

Lodging and Baraga County events: Susie Landers from FinnFest 2013 visited Todd VanDyke on the Keweenaw's Own Morning Show on 97.7 The Wolf this morning to talk about planning, lodging for FinnFest guests, and events in Baraga County. Listen to their conversation here -

Baraga County FinnFest preview, lodging and other info:  Susie Landers from FinnFest 2013 stopped to see Todd VanDyke on the Keweenaw's Own Morning Show on 97.7 The Wolf. They talked about Baraga County planning, lodgings for visitors, and FinnFest's official flowers: blue and white petunias. Hear their discussion here:

Calumet and FinnFest: Tom Tikkanen from Main Street Calumet and Susie Landers from FinnFest USA 2013 visited Todd VanDyke on the Keweenaw's Own Morning Show on 97.7 The Wolf to talk about the plans to celebrate FinnFest 2013 in Calumet. Listen to their conversation here



Online registration is now closed. Please register on-site