For 18 days at the end of the summer, the Helsinki Festival gives the Finnish capital its annual creative boost. The largest multi-arts festival in the Nordic countries, its mission is to make art accessible to everyone, with a cornucopia of art-related experiences spread across the streets of Helsinki and its major hubs and venues.
With concerts, theatre, dance performances, circus acts, visual arts and plenty of free urban events, the Helsinki Festival embraces it all. And things kick off on August 15th with one of the festival’s most popular events, Night of the Arts.
Dance performances and world-class concerts, mostly classical and world music, are held in venues such as the Helsinki Music Centre and the Huvila Festival Tent. In addition, major transport hubs like the Central Railway Station and the city’s port will host exciting sound and light art installations, while visitors can experience a unique blow-up labyrinth by the English Architects of Air in front of the Central Library. With more than 230,000 visitors expected, the Helsinki Festival makes a perfect way to end the summer.