Events in Finland

Fancy a Finnish festival? There’s no shortage of events, concert and parties taking place in Finland throughout the year. If you’re in town in summer, Helsinki’s Flow Festival is the one to pick, with music of all genres from indie, hip-hop, rock and jazz to opera.

Or, for something really quirky, don’t miss the Siirrettävien Saunojen, where competitors vie to win a prize for the most unusual portable sauna – yes, really!

Whether you want culture, sport, music, or something more unusual – the World Air Guitar Championships maybe? – check out our Events guide to find out what’s on and where.

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Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 1:00 am
5:00 pm
The Easter bonfires at Seurasaari have become a tradition of their own, having been lit here on Easter Saturday since...
Helsinki
Aug 19 – Sep 5 all-day
12:00 am
For 18 days at the end of the summer, the Helsinki Festival gives the Finnish capital its annual creative boost....
Helsinki
12:00 am
Also known as Love & Anarchy, the Helsinki International Film Festival has taken place annually in Finland since 1988.  The...
Helsinki
Sep 9 – Sep 19 all-day
12:00 am
If you’re looking for the next Aalto and Marimekko, head to Helsinki in mid-September to discover new Finnish designers of...
Helsinki
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Forget about wellies stuck in the mud and drunk teenagers running wild. The Superwood Festival takes place in the smart...
Helsinki
12:00 am
Thousands of active locals and visitors will take to the streets of Helsinki for an entire day dedicated to running....
Helsinki
12:00 am
One of Finland’s oldest traditions, the Helsinki Baltic Herring Market dates from 1743 and is still going strong today. The...
Helsinki
5:30 pm
As if your adrenaline wasn’t already racing from the physical exercise, it certainly will be when you realise you’re surrounded...
Helsinki
12:00 am
A magnificent revival of an ancient Finnish tradition, Viaporin Kekri is a unique cultural highlight, set on the beautiful Suomenlinna...
Helsinki
12:00 am
Forget those crowded city squares at the countdown to new year and try something different in the cold of Finnish...
Rovaniemi
Feb 7 – Feb 13 all-day
12:00 am
Helsinki’s DocPoint Festival is Finland’s only film festival entirely devoted to documentaries. It attracts around 30,000 visitors annually over seven...
Helsinki
Apr 23 all-day
12:00 am
In the Finnish winter, the snow scooter is the go-to machine for locals with a need for speed. These roaring...
Kuopio
May 28 – May 29 all-day
12:00 am
While many festivals simply aim to entertain their audiences, Helsinki’s open-minded World Village Festival also wants to inform and inspire....
Helsinki
Aug 12 – Aug 14 all-day
12:00 am
Since its launch back in 2004, Helsinki’s Flow Festival has been regularly recognised as Finland’s best festival. This multicultural three-day...
Helsinki