Heikinpäivä 2015 Schedule
Heikinpäivä is set for January 31, 2015, with events throughout the weeks leading up to the main festival day. Committee members are arranging the festival events.
Unless otherwise indicated, call (906) 482-1413 to register for enrichment classes.
Thursday, January 8
Friday, January 16
Monday, January 19
Friday, January 23
7-10 p.m. — “Dreaming of Finland” Old Time Copper Country dance, Finnish American Heritage Center. $5 per person; proceeds support the Kivajat and Loistavat Dancers trip to Finland in 2015.
Sunday, January 25
Monday, January 26
6 p.m. — Accordion workshop with Teija Niku, Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock.
Tuesday, January 27
Wednesday, January 28
Thursday, January 29
Saturday, January 31
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Family Fun Day — Vipukelkka (Whipsled), kicksleds, World's Largest Kicksled, Finlandia's Quincy Green.
11 a.m. - Parade, downtown Hancock. Line up at BRIDGE School at 10:30 a.m. Prizes.
Following parade — Wife-carrying
2 p.m. — Talk and book signing by Mark Munger, author of “Suomalaiset: People of the Marsh” and its recent sequel, “Sukulaiset: The Kindred” two historically based novels of Finnish-American family.
3 p.m. — Polar Bear Dive, near Porvoo Park, Hancock. $5 fee for competing divers; $1 all others.
8 p.m. — Heikinpäivä dance, Finnish American Heritage Center