2023 FinnFunn Weekend - Cape Ann
Open to the Public

Tervetuola kaikki -- Welcome All

FinnFunn New England Weekend 2023 hosted by the Cape Ann Finns and partnered with Gloucester 400+, is located this year in Rockport and Gloucester, Massachusetts, October 27-29. Complete program and event information is located at this website.

The event is centered around "Our FinnTown," consisting of Rockport and the village of Pigeon Cove and in Lanesville, a part of Gloucester. Anyone curious about the Finnish community’s imprint on Cape Ann, about other FinnTowns and about Finland (the happiest country in the world) will find programs of interest as well as discover similarities to other immigrant groups. Presentations, activities, tours, and entertainment focus on music, theater, dance, history, and culture as well as on modern Finland and a current animated film recorded on Cape Ann by Finns provide an array of choices.

For thirty-one years since a small group met in 1992 on a hotel porch in New Hampshire, New England chapters of Finlandia Foundation National have sponsored the event; recent weekends have been held at our anchor location, The Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, NH. Learn, contribute, appreciate, and participate in order to preserve Finnish and American Finnish culture and heritage--common purposes for the annual event. Plus funn and conversation for all.

FinnFunn New England Weekend 2023 greets frequent participants once again and welcomes those joining us for the first time as, together, we experience Finnishness from Cape Ann to Finland.

Nähdään siellä – See you there.

The Cape Ann Finns Planning Committee

2023 FinnFunn Planning Committee, left to right: Rob Ranta, Ray Hildonen, Elana Pistenmaa Brink, Nikki Korkatti, Fred Peterson, Barbara Greel Sachs, and Valerie I. Nelson. Not pictured: Anne Thompson Freiss, Dona Kaihlanen Shea, and Wayne Soini.