EVENTS

Annual St. Urho's Day Celebration

Annual St. Urho’s Day Celebration

Date & Time
March 15, 2024 - March 17, 2024
All Day
Location
Finland, Finland MN

Head to Finland on March 15th, 16th, and 17th for the annual St. Urho’s Day Celebration!

St. Urho is a fictional Finnish saint who is said to have chased away the grasshoppers to save the grape crop. St. Urho’s Day is traditionally March 16th, and there are widespread celebrations across northern Minnesota, and indeed, many places with populations of Finnish descent.

Finland, Minnesota has long celebrated St. Urho’s Day (March 16th, 2024 will mark the 49th annual celebration), but in 2007 the committee who had been putting on the event for years decided to retire. For a brief time it seemed that maybe Finland, Minnesota would no longer have the saint’s celebration. However, Friends of the Finland Community decided to step in and continue the tradition. In Finland, MN, St. Urho’s Day is usually celebrated on the Saturday closest to March 16th. There is a beauty pageant, a parade, music, face painting, food, snow sculptures, and other community festivities.

The parade is always at noon on Saturday.