San Francisco Bay Area

Our mission is to promote Finnish culture and traditions in the Bay Area for anyone interested in Finland and Finnish-American heritage.

Our umbrella organization, the Finlandia Foundation National (FFN), includes nearly 60 national chapter organizations across the United States. Along with sustaining Finnish-American culture in the United States, FFN also offers grants and scholarships to students and those pursuing artistic and cultural traditions that represent the heritage of Finland. Anne-Mari Paster serves as the current President of FFN. If you would like to learn more about Finlandia Foundation National, click here to visit their website.

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter was originally founded in 1956 and is one of the oldest chapters. Our events are developed with an inclusive mindset and are open to everyone in the Bay Area; Finns, Finnophiles, and supporters of Finnish and Finnish-American culture. Click here to learn more about our organization.


Check out some of our upcoming events below and come join us!

Please note that due to COVID-19 we are currently evaluating our 2022 program and the events currently listed are subject to change.


We rely on your generous donations to sponsor our program, including our annual and other events.

If you would like to support our mission, please donate by clicking the button below. No donation is too small. We thank you for your continued support!


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