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What: An annual festival organized by local Finnish-Americans to celebrate the traditions and heritage of Finland. Lake Worth [including unincorporated] has the highest concentration of people of Finnish descent than anywhere else in America, a history that goes back more than 100 years.
Where: Bryant Park, Lake Worth.
When: Friday, 3 to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What to Expect: Music by Finland Idol 2004 winner Hanna Pakarinen, and Finland Idol 2012 winner Diandra Flores, as well as several other local bands. There will be traditional Finnish food, as well as food from around the world. Guests can relax in the beer garden and kids will have a large play area in which to enjoy themselves.
Wife Carrying: The headline activity will be the Wife Carrying Contest, with the winner earning a trip to the World Championships in Finland. The contest is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m.
Admission: $5, children under 4 feet tall are free.
For more information: Use this link or call 561-629-3194.