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Event:  Vappu 2024

When:  Wednesday, May 1st, 6 - 9pm

Where: Central Arlington, VA


You are invited to celebrate Vappu with Finlandia Foundation members! This is a casual potluck where we can enjoy fellowship, a nice beverage and hopefully the weather!

The chapter will provide beverages and main dish meats or makkara, chicken or pork and we ask everyone attending to bring a side, salad or dessert to share!


This is a FREE ticketed event with a limit of 75 attendees. Due to space requirements every person must have a ticket. Eventbrite will allow you up to 4 tickets. Once you have a ticket, please send us an email to for location details.


We hope to see you there! Once you register, you will receive a confirmation with your ticket.  On that confirmation is a link to the Sign-up for your side, salad or dessert. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sign up:


If you order a ticket and discover you will not use it, please email so we can make ticket number adjustments.



If you have trouble with the Eventbrite link, please email and Andrea will handle your order.


If you have any trouble with SignUpGenius link, please email and tell Andrea what you plan to share with us! (salad/side/dessert).

Event:  Norfolk NATO Festival

When:  Saturday, April 20th, 10am - 3pm

Where: Downtown Norfolk, VA


Find a seat near the announcers stands on Waterside Drive and on Granby Street so you don’t miss any of the features!

Come watch the Parade of Nations @ 10 a.m. and show your Finn pride! Then visit the International Village from 11:30-3 and explore the heritages of the NATO members through performance, art, cuisine, etc. 

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Event:  Baltimore FFN Spring Celebration

When:  Saturday, April 20th, 2pm

Where: Monkton, MD


Please feel free to bring your friends or friends of your children. We want
to spread the good news of our wonderful, Happiest Country in the World, Finland, to the communities that we are part of. Sima, munkit, virpominen, ylioppilaslakki – and crafts & balloons! We’ll wrap Easter
and Vappu (May 1) in one happy afternoon!


Event:  Sauna on the River - Charlottesville

When:  April 27-28th

Where: Charlottesville, VA

Road Trip/Day Trip to Rivanna River Sauna in Charlottesville for an authentic Sauna outing, complete with jumping in the river! Rivanna outfitters also has kayaks and other outdoor activities. You must call/pay ahead to make your own reservations for
sauna. Mention your Finlandia Foundation Membership!

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Quick list of upcoming events

FFNCC at a Glance


Upcoming Events in 2024


Norfolk NATO Festival: Saturday, April 20

Baltimore FFN Spring Celebration: Saturday, April 20

Sauna on the River: Saturday/ Sunday April 27-28

Vappu 2024: May 1 

  • Founded in 1959 

  • Non-profit organization 

  • 200 members and counting

  • Maintains Finnish & Finnish-American traditions   

  • Promotes Finnish culture

  • Organizes cultural & social activities  

  • Advances knowledge about Finland 

  • Provides grants & scholarships to individuals and not-for-profit entities of the Washington DC metropolitan area for presentations, projects, and performances that promote Finnish and Finnish-American culture

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