Atlanta Finland Society, Inc. (AFS) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta Finland Society, Inc. (AFS)

PO Box 768231 Roswell, GA 30076







Tulevia tapahtumia - Upcoming Events 2017

Welcome to the “Finnish Your Dinner” Atlanta Finns Event at Lake Lanier,

West Bank Park in Cumming, GA on Saturday, August 26 

starting at 4 PM until closing of park before 10 PM

”Finnish Your Dinner 25 to 27 August 2017”

Click here to see how Finns are celebrating around the world!

Only 100 days left until Finland’s centenary! With the help of Finnish people living abroad, Finnish Your Dinner will now be spreading everywhere around the world in celebration of Finland’s jubilee year.  
On the weekend of 25 to 27 August, Finns living abroad are encouraged to invite local residents to their homes or to any other suitable place for a shared dinner in celebration of Finland’s 100 years of independence.


We are planning to get together in a beautiful Lake Lanier Islands Park on the water front picnic area. Shelter is reserved for us all day long but the “Finnish Your Dinner” will start at 4:00 pm and continue until they close the park by 10:00 pm.

The Atlanta Finland Society will provide table covers, paper plates, napkins and utensils, as well as charcoal to use in the outdoor grills. Bring other items with you what you may need for serving or cooking.

This is going to be a potluck dinner, so please bring your favorite dish, side dish or baked goods or drinks to share. Note that alcohol beverages and pets are not allowed in the public park!

Parking fee is $5.00 / car.  Group Shelter is reserved with Jaana Kimari’s name.


West Bank Park lies just north of Buford Dam on Lake Sidney Lanier. The site features beautiful views of the lake as well as excellent access to swimming, picnicking and boating.
The lake, named for the poet, Sidney Lanier, is well known for its aqua-blue colored water, spectacular scenery and variety of recreational activities.

Activities and Amenities

Park has Beach Access, Playground, Basketball Court, Flush Toilets, Fishing Dock, Walkways so you can enjoy the nature and lake activities any time of the day with the whole family.

Physical address is 3500 Buford Dam Rd., Cumming, GA 30041

From Georgia Highway 400, take exit 14 to Highway 20 east, turn left onto Sanders Road, at first stop sign turn right on Buford Dam Road. After crossing the dam, turn left when you see the sigh for West Bank Park.

From Interstate 85, take exit 111 and head north on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Continue approximately 10 miles to Buford Dam Road. Turn left on Buford Dam Road, turn right at the Lanier Project Management Office sign.

Click here to see the location and map:

For additional information, Please contact Event Coordinator Jaana Kimari on Face Book, or Email: "Jaana.K."

Phone: 770-330-4802


Mark your Calendar for Travelling Finnish Sauna Event

on October 14 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Traveling sauna tours the United States to help celebrate 100 years of Finland’s independence


Place: Wild Heaven Beer Brewery

Address: 135B Maple Street, Decatur, Georgia

More info coming soon!

Wild Heaven Beer is a Georgia brewery founded by lifelong Georgians – Nick Purdy and Eric Johnson.

Our core year-round portfolio is focused on world-class beers designed to offer something new to the beer landscape—not simply creating our version of what everyone else is doing. Our beers are designed in the great tradition of European brewing but with a distinctly American creative flair. Our all-grain, no adjunct-sugar philosophy creates bigger flavor without excess alcohol.

Wild Heaven aims to be one of America’s great breweries as well as helping raise the profile of beer in the south. Our beers are available throughout Georgia.




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