Fika Fest returns this year from February 9 - 11. Although, Fika translates directly to "a coffee and cake break", it is about so much more. Fika is a moment, a state of mind, an action (Let's go Fika!) Many Swedish folks consider it an essential part of the day. Set aside some time for friends to share in conversation, connection, and of course, coffee (or tea if coffee makes you jittery)!

Fika Fest takes place from Friday, February 9 to Sunday, February 11

Bring a puzzle, take a puzzle! The Great Andersonville Puzzle Exchange returns Sunday, February 11 from 11AM-3PM at the Swedish American Museum located at 5211 N Clark.

Bring puzzles and take as many as you like up to the number you brought! Please make sure your puzzles are not missing any pieces (that's a huge bummer).

Puzzles may be brought to us as early as 10AM on the day of the event. Pre-event puzzle drop-off is NOW CLOSED!

The Great Andersonville Puzzle Throw-down | February 11 from 11:30-2PM
Our competitors for the first annual Puzzle Throw-down have been selected! There will be 5 rounds, each 30 minutes where three contestants will compete to complete a secret puzzle the fastest. Come cheer them on between 11:30am - 2PM!


Fika Fest Participating Businesses | February 9-11

Andersonville Antiques | 5234 N Clark
Stop by for antiques, jewelry, artwork, collectibles, and more! Pick up a vintage mug for warm cup of tea. 

Chicatolia Artisan Collective | 5209 N Clark
Look for a buy 3, 4th is free promotions and discount up to 60% in Clearance

Coffee & Cocoa Crawl | February 9 | 10AM - 1PM
Tickets are on sale now! Two routes are available, click here to learn more

Cowboys and Astronauts | 1478 W Summerdale
Explore their Winter Wear collection! Keep warm in style with outerwear, shackets, cozy shirtings, sweaters, beanies, gloves, and scarves!

Early To Bed | 5138 N Clark
Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Click here to shop new arrivals.

ENJOY, An Urban General Store | 5307 N. Clark
Visit Enjoy for a Fika-leaning Indie Pop-Up on Saturday, February 10. Details coming soon.

Foursided | 5061 N Clark
Featuring a cozy lounge in their Clark Street window. They will have a Fika section with a selection of comfy products!

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams | 5306 N Clark
Fika with coffee and ice cream! Enjoy 20% off L'affogatos when you mention Fika Fest from February 9-11! The L'affogato is Jeni's Ice Creams' refreshing spin on the classic affogato. Your choice of ice cream topped with two shots of a nutty and caramel-y Italian-roast cold brew made just for Jeni's by their friends at Slingshot Coffee Co. When poured over ice cream, it's a lively balance of bitter and sweet. The perfect afternoon snack or after dinner dessert.

Lilla Barn Clothing | 5535 N Clark
Featuring new bowl cozies from Andria Green (that sell out every time)! Bowl cozies are the perfect way to warm food to share for a fika.

Milk Handmade | 5137 N Clark
Set the mood with Milk's collection of candles. Also, check out these lobster earrings. Too cute.

Nothing Bundt Cakes | 4918 N. Clark
Buy One, Get One Free on Bundtlets OR Free Bundtlet Tower Wrap up if they purchase 3 Bundtlets.

The Great Andersonville Puzzle Exchange | 5211 N Clark | February 11 | 11AM-3PM
The Great Andersonville Puzzle Exchange returns during Fika Fest weekend. Bring a puzzle take a puzzle. This event is free and open to all ages!

Sandbox Baby Boutique | 5349 N Clark
Sandbox will be debuting the new collection from Quincy Mae and discounting cozy puffer and sherpa jackets!

Swedish American Museum | 5211 N Clark
The Museum will have a pop-up café for fika fest on February 9 from 11AM - 3PM. Here you will find Swedish baked goods of all kinds in addition to coffee served the Swedish way (strong). Join the Museum and other Andersonville businesses as we unite for food, warm beverages and shopping (coffee grounds in the Museum Store will be 15% off!). There will be fun ways to become better acquainted with the Museum and Swedish culture!

Vase & Vessel | 5135 N Clark
Special discounts on cozy home items including candles, blankets, soaps, and bath products

Winifred Grace | 5632 N Clark Street Winifred Grace will be offering 15% off cozy sweaters and candles to help create more hygge in your life! Happy winter!




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