Friday 2 September 2011 — Saturday 3 September 2011
Association Festival exists to provide Finland-Swedish associations a venue for knowledge, exchange of ideas, inspiration and information dissemination. Reaching out to the general public is also one of the objectives. Association Festival held annually in early September, turns in Swedish Finland three central cities, Vaasa, Turku and Helsinki.
Association Festival was first held in 2005 in Turku. Turku Swedish Union Council Association was the organizer in cooperation with the flap of Turku and the Swedish Study Centre. In 2006 the festival was held in Vaasa, Ostrobothnia of Culture and the Swedish Study Centre. Helsinki was the host city for the Festival Association in 2007 and the Swedish Federation Martha served as leader of the project in close cooperation with Finland's Swedish Sports and Swedish pensioners' association. In 2008 it was time for the festival to return to Turku. Finnish Swedish Martha Association, Finnish Swedish Sports Federation and the Swedish pensioner was also responsible this year for the arrangements. The year 2009 brought together the world association of Vaasa. Newly Finland Swedish Festival 'Association was the main organizer of Association Festival, but the Swedish Ostrobothnia Youth League was responsible for all the practical arrangements.