We’re excited to be welcoming you to Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula to celebrate our Finnish-American heritage and beautiful surroundings June 22-24, 2018.
Finnish American Folk School is hosting a Juhannus weekend festival that is celebrating Finnish heritage and the historically significant Finnish-American places of Hancock, Toivola and Jacobsville. The Finnish girl band Jepokryddona will headline the area’s Juhannus celebration.
Friday, June 22
- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (possibility to continue after 3 p.m. if needed)— Jouhikko building workshop with Alice Margerum, Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock. $135 per person. (includes all materials except bow).
Session includes a break for lunch. Students are responsible for their own lunch.
** Note: Class continues on Saturday, June 23 **
Saturday, June 23
- 9 a.m. — Jouhikko building class continued; completion of this class entitles students to seat in the jouhikko playing workshop later today.
- 11 a.m. – Midsummer pole ceremony, Quincy Green, Hancock. Program includes demonstration by Jepokryddona.
- 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Minuet dance workshop by Jepokryddona, Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock. Participants to process in to FAHC following demonstration on Quincy Green. $10 per person/$15 per couple.
- 4-5:30 p.m. – Folk music workshop with Jepokryddona, at Misery Bay School, Toivola. $10 per person.
- 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Jouhikko playing workshop with Clare Zuraw, at Misery Bay School, Toivola. $10 per person, unless enrolled in jouhikko building workshop.
- 7-9 p.m. – Evening dance with music by Jepokryddona, Agate Beach, Toivola.
- 9 p.m. – Lighting of the Juhannus kokko, Agate Beach, Toivola.
Sunday, June 24
- 2 p.m. – Concert by Jepokryddona, Jacobsville Chapel, Jacobsville. Come as you are, pay as you can.
To register for any of the workshops, call (906) 487-7549.
Juhannus is an annual celebration at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center, incorporating Finnish American Folk School (FAFS) workshops into a festival atmosphere. The FAFS is designed to provide instruction in Finnish folk arts, with a goal of creating a new generation of tradition bearers in Michigan’s Copper Country and beyond.