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Event:  Picnic & Fishing Competition

When:  Sunday, September 24th, 2023

             Rain Date: October 1st

Location: Lake Fairfax Park, Reston, VA

Time:  12 - 3 pm

Join us for a Finnish style picnic afternoon with food, games and fishing!

Location Details


The event will take place in Picnic Area 2 of the Park. The address of the Park is 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston. The entrance is from Baron Cameron Avenue. There is no entrance fee to the Park. Picnic Area 2 can be found by driving past the amusement park on the right and continuing another 100 yards or so. 

Event Details: 

We will reserve sausages and mustard for everybody, and the grill will stay hot.

There will be fishing (under 16-year-olds do not need a fishing license) on the beach of the lake. 

If you have fishing gear, bring it along, but we will also have some rods and lures available for children. 

We will also play the Finnish Mölkky game, and you will have a chance to meet other Finns, Finnish Americans, and friends of Finland. 

RSVP: by the end of the day on Friday, September 22nd.

Please bring: 

• Please bring your own lunch basket and drinks.


Event:  A Trip to Sail on The Kalmar Nyckel  

When:  Saturday, May 13th, 10am - 5:30pm

Anticipate cost: 

approximately $80 per person,

including the bus and sail

For more information and



by April 12th.

We hope you can help us make this trip a reality!

The Kalmar Nyckel was a Swedish ship that carried Swedish – and the first Finnish – settlers to North America in 1638. Today’s Kalmar Nyckel, the official Tall Ship of Delaware, is a modern replica of the original launched in 1997 and built by the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation (KNF). The KNF owns and operates the ship, which is docked on Wilmington’s historic waterfront, just yards from the original ship’s landing site.

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