Heikinpäivä  2017

A Finnish-American Mid-Winter Festival

Unless otherwise indicated, call 906-482-1413 to register for enrichment programming


Friday, January 13

6 p.m. — Club Finndigo presents dinner and film, “Good Man in the Woods,” Calumet Theatre, Calumet, Mich. Dinner begins at 6, film at 7:15. $22 dinner; $7 movie only. Call (906) 337-2610.


Wednesday, January 25

1 5 p.m. — Virsikannel making workshop, Finnish American Heritage Center. $175 per person, includes all materials. The class will include both construction and instruction on the instrument. *NOTE: This class continues on the following day.


Thursday, January 26

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Virsikannel making workshopcontinued. Course includes both construction and instruction on the instrument. 

*NOTE: Students need to attend Wednesday class also.


Friday, January 27

2 p.m.  — Virsikannel workshop; open to students of all skill levels, FAHC. Enrollment in this class is free for those who complete the two-day building workshop, $15 for other students.


Saturday, January 28

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. — Tori Market, FAHC

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  — Vipukelkka (Whipsled), kicksleds, mölkky, World's Largest Kicksled, more! Quincy Green.

11 a.m. - Parade, downtown Hancock. Line up at La Cantina restaurant at 10:30 a.m. Prizes.

Following parade — Wife-carrying contest and kicksled races, Quincy Green. Prizes.

3 p.m. — Polar Bear Dive, Hancock waterfront near Copper Island Beach Club. Prizes.

3 p.m. — Closing reception for “Kalevala - Boatlore,” Community Arts Center, Hancock.

7 p.m. — Heikinpäivä iltamat (hors d’oeuvres dance), Finnish American Heritage Center. $12 per adult; under 16 free. Music by Wilho Kilpelä & Friends


Sunday, January 29

2 p.m. — Finnish Hymn Sing and Concert, Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock. Free and open to the public. Includes a wonderful buffet of Finnish treats!


Friday, February 3


6:30-8:30 p.m. — “Family Fun Night” Finnish American Heritage Center. $5 per family. For information, call (906) 523-6271. 


Monday, February 6

2 p.m. & 6 p.m. — Leipäjuusto (squeaky cheese) making workshop with Joanna Chopp, Finnish American Heritage Center. $15 per person.

6 p.m. — 5-string kantele class with Kris Kyrö, Finnish American Heritage Center. $15 per person.