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MI: Festival Ruska – Steve ‘n’ Seagulls

September 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In the Upper Peninsula’s Copper Country, much like in Finland, September ends with an explosion of color in the forests. This is the season known as ‘ruska,’ when the autumnal reds, browns and yellows are especially beautiful on the fells of Lapland and it’s a popular time for folks to get out and enjoy nature. At Festival Ruska, Finlandia University is celebrating the arrival of the Copper Country’s ruska with a variety of cultural activities and Finnish American Folk School workshops.

Kicking off the festivities is a concert by Finnish band Steve ‘n’ Seagulls performing bluegrass versions of well-known rock and metal songs from a decidedly Finnish perspective. Click event website below for details.

Events are happening on dates in September and October; click here to find info on:
Sept. 21-22: Birch basket weaving workshop
Oct. 6: Nordic folk music workshop and Beethoven and Banjos concert

Throughout October, a 4-week class in Finnish-style boat making; click here for details.



September 5, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Rozsa Center
Houghton, MI United States + Google Map
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Finnish American Heritage Center
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