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Sibelius 2015
» All year long

In 2015 Finland celebrates the 150th birthday of national composer Jean Sibelius with numerous concerts and other events.
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Light show: Lux Helsinki

Light show: Lux Helsinki
» Jan 4–8

Light shows shower Helsinki landmarks and parks with colour, texture and contrast.
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Snow Castle in Kemi

Kemi Snow Castle
» Jan 24–April 6

The Snow Castle in Kemi, a town on the Gulf of Bothnia, forms a source of great pride and a true showcase of snow architecture by local builders.
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DocPoint: Helsinki Documetary Film Festival

DocPoint: Helsinki Documetary Film Festival
» Jan 27–Feb 1

DocPoint is one of the largest documentary film festivals in the Nordic countries and the only festival in Finland dedicated solely to documentaries.
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Jean Sibelius 2015, logo

Sibelius 2015
» All year long

In 2015 Finland celebrates the 150th birthday of national composer Jean Sibelius with numerous concerts and other events.
See our article »

DocPoint: Helsinki Documetary Film Festival

DocPoint: Helsinki Documetary Film Festival
» Jan 27–Feb 1

DocPoint is one of the largest documentary film festivals in the Nordic countries and the only festival in Finland dedicated solely to documentaries.
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Snow Castle in Kemi

Kemi Snow Castle
» Jan 24–April 6

The Snow Castle in Kemi, a town on the Gulf of Bothnia, forms a source of great pride and a true showcase of snow architecture by local builders.
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Helsinki International Boat Show

Helsinki International Boat Show
» Feb 6–15

The International Boat Show at Helsinki Trade Fair Centre attracted almost 69,000 visitors in 2014.
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Tango Frostbite

Tango Frostbite, Helsinki
» Feb 19–22

The coolest of the cool: Helsinki's international Argentine tango festival will definitely break the ice and warm your heart. At the end of the week you can give your sore feet proper cold treatment: ice-hole swimming in the frozen sea.
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Finlandia Ski Marathon

Finlandia Ski Marathon, Lahti, Hollola
» Feb 21–22

This traditional cross-country skiing event celebrates its 42nd aniversary.
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Jean Sibelius 2015, logo

Sibelius 2015
» All year long

In 2015 Finland celebrates the 150th birthday of national composer Jean Sibelius with numerous concerts and other events.
See our article »

Snow Castle in Kemi

Kemi Snow Castle
» Jan 24–April 6

The Snow Castle in Kemi, a town on the Gulf of Bothnia, forms a source of great pride and a true showcase of snow architecture by local builders.
Go to event site »

Tampere Film Festival

Tampere Film Festival
» March 4–8

See a variety of national and international competitions and special screenings.
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IBU World Championships - Biathlon 2015

Biathlon World Championship, Kontiolahti
» March 4–15

Enjoy a sporting event with great atmosphere in Kontiolahti, northern Karelia.
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Lahti Ski Games

Lahti Ski Games
» March 6–8

Globally renowned ski jumpers, cross-country skiers and Nordic combined athletes compete in eight World Cup competitions in front of tens of thousands of spectators at the 90th Lahti Ski Games.
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Arctic Business Forum

Arctic Business Forum
» March 10–12

For the 6th time, arctic business gets center stage in Rovaniemi. The Arctic Business Forum serves as a discussion arena and a business to business meeting point.
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Jean Sibelius 2015, logo

Sibelius 2015
» All year long

In 2015 Finland celebrates the 150th birthday of national composer Jean Sibelius with numerous concerts and other events.
See our article »

Snow Castle in Kemi

Kemi Snow Castle
» Jan 24–April 6

The Snow Castle in Kemi, a town on the Gulf of Bothnia, forms a source of great pride and a true showcase of snow architecture by local builders.
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Helsinki Beer Festival

Helsinki Beer Festival
» April 10–11

Cable Factory in Helsinki fills with life as anyone and everyone interested in beer congregates there.
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Saami Ski Race

Saami Ski Race, Enontekiö
» April 11

Saami Ski Race (90km) track follows an ancient mail delivery path from the village of Hetta to Kautokeino, Norway. In the old days mail was carried on foot, on skis or with a reindeer sled.
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Ice Fishing Week

Ice Fishing Week, Enontekiö
» April 24–May 1

While the rest of Europe prepares for the summer, you can take part in ice fishing competitions in and around Enontekiö, northern Finland.
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Ice Fishing Week

Ice Fishing Week, Enontekiö
» April 24–May 1

While the rest of Europe prepares for the summer, you can take part in ice fishing competitions in and around Enontekiö, northern Finland.
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Vaasa Choir Festival

Vaasa Choir Festival
» May 13–17

At this major international celebration of choral music, the joyful conclusion to the choral season is open to all choirs.
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Helsinki City Run

Helsinki City Run (half marathon)
» May 16

The yearly Helsinki City Run, with its length of 21.1 kilometres, is suitable for both first timers and experienced feet. The event also includes music, activities and, most of all, healthy competition.
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Cleaning Day

Cleaning Day
» May 23

Siivouspäivä, Cleaning Day, is a new day of celebration for friends of recycling, secondhand goods and urban culture. It transforms cities into giant flea markets, where anyone can sell or give stuff away.
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World Village Festival

World Village Festival
» May 23–24

Cultures from all over the world meet in Helsinki for a festival of world views, music, circus, dance, theatre, art and activities.
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Naantali Music Festival

Naantali Music Festival
» Jun 2-13

Naantali Music Festival celebrates 36 years of culture.
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Midnight Sun Film Festival

Midnight Sun Film Festival
» Jun 10–14

What to do when the sun doesn't set? Watch movies! The Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä celebrates its 30th anniversary.
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Kuopio Dance Festival, Finland

Kuopio Dance Festival 2015
» Jun 10–16

Now in its 46th year, the oldest and largest dance festival in the Nordic countries offers exciting performances from around the world.
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Orientering, Finland

Louna-Jukola 2015 Orienteering Relay
» Jun 13-14

A true gem in the Finnish sporting calendar, with 17,000 athletes from 23 countries. Men and women, amateurs and professionals – the magic of Finland’s white summer nights leads them back year after year.
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Savonlinna Opera Festival

Savonlinna Opera Festival
» Jul 3–Aug 2

A huge event in the world of opera, staged in a medieval castle in the beautiful lakeside town of Savonlinna in eastern Finland.
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Wife Carrying World Championships

Wife Carrying World Championships
» Jul 3–4

This event, described by organisers in the village of Sonkajärvi as 50 percent sport and 50 percent humour, has been attracting strong men and tenacious women since it was founded in 1992.
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Summer Up, Lahti

Summer Up, Lahti
» Jul 3–4

Summer Up is a suburban music festival with tens of Finnish and international artists which is organized on the beach of Mukkula in Lahti since 2003. More than 30.000 people have visited the even last year.
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Ruisrock

Ruisrock, Ruissalo
» Jul 3-5

Second oldest rock festival in Europe, and the oldest in Finland, the festival has attracted world-famous artists throughout its lifetime.
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Baltic Jazz Festival

Baltic Jazz Festival, Dalsbruk
» Jul 3-5

The annual Baltic Jazz Festival in Dalsbruk (FI: Taalintehdas) offers classical jazz and blues of highest quality in a unique coal factory and archipelago environment.
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Helsinki Cup

Helsinki Cup
» Jul 5-10

Helsinki Cup, the biggest football event in Finland will attract young players from around the world.
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Kaustinen Folk Music Festival

Kaustinen Folk Music Festival
» Jul 6-12

Kaustinen reigns as the biggest folk music and dance festival in the Nordic countries.
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Pori Jazz

Pori Jazz 2015
» Jul 11–19

With a long history that stretches back to 1966, the festival has a well-earned reputation as one of the biggest and best jazz festivals in Europe. Attracting over 100,000 visitors during its nine-day duration, visitors to this event can expect an audio feast of jazz music that embraces the genre in all its weird and wonderful forms.
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The World Gymnaestrada

The World Gymnaestrada
» Jul 12–18

Finland's largest single event ever, the World Gymnaestrada brings together 25 000 gymnasts from over 50 different counties. Venues include the 1952 Olympic Stadium.
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Swamp Soccer World Championship

Swamp Soccer World Championship, Hyrynsalmi
» Jul 17-18

Let the muddiest team win! Swamp soccer originated in Finland as a form of extreme physical exercise for athletes and soldiers. Since, it has been adopted by the rest of the nation as a fun recreational sport.
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Goldpanning Finnish Open

Goldpanning Finnish Open 2015
» Jul 17-19

The village of Tankavaara in Finnish Lapland hosts “pro” gold panners every summer for a competition with no silver medal.
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Kotka Maritime Festival, Photo: Visit Finland

Kotka Maritime Festival
» Jul 23-27

Kotka Maritime Festival is Finland's biggest maritime carnival, attracting up to 200,000 visitors in four days. The event has been organised since 1962. The event programme consists of maritime, feel-good and international happenings for the whole family.
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Korsholm Music Festival

Korsholm Music Festival
» Jul 30–Aug 6

Turning 33 this year, Korsholm offers chamber music and white nights in and around Vaasa on the west coast of Finland.
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Savonlinna Opera Festival

Savonlinna Opera Festival
» Jul 3–Aug 2

A huge event in the world of opera, staged in a medieval castle in the beautiful lakeside town of Savonlinna in eastern Finland.
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Korsholm Music Festival

Korsholm Music Festival
» Jul 30–Aug 6

Turning 33 this year, Korsholm offers chamber music and white nights in and around Vaasa on the west coast of Finland.
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Helsinki Festival

Helsinki Festival
» Aug 14–30

The largest art festival in Finland features, for instance, classical and world music, circus, dance, theatre, cinema and a range of urban events.
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Flow Festival
» Aug 14–16

Formerly a fringe event, Helsinki’s Flow Festival now forms a major music and arts festival. The selection of up-and-coming and established bands includes indie-rock, soul, jazz, folk and contemporary club sounds, from both Finland and abroad.
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International Sibelius Festival

International Sibelius Festival, Lahti
» Aug 31–Sept 6

The nation's musical pride, classical composer Jean Sibelius was born 150 years ago. The celebrate his life, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestre treat audiences to a series of six concerts conducted by an impressive line of Finnish conductors.
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International Sibelius Festival

International Sibelius Festival, Lahti
» Aug 31–Sept 6

The nation's musical pride, classical composer Jean Sibelius was born 150 years ago. The celebrate his life, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestre treat audiences to a series of six concerts conducted by an impressive line of Finnish conductors.
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Helsinki Design Week

Helsinki Design Week
» Sept 3-13

Helsinki Design Week is an annual city festival for design in all the ways that design appears in our lives. Events happen all across the city and can be about traditional or industrial design, fashion, communication or even music.
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Helsinki Comics Festival
» Sept 4-6

The main themes of this year’s festival, held on Lasipalatsi Square and other downtown venues, are comics for children and North American comics.
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Habitare 2015

Habitare 2015, Helsinki
» Sept 9-13

Furniture, interior decoration and design fair where you can meet very innovative designers and get inspired!
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Business Days, Photo: Visit Finland

Business Days, Helsinki
» Sep 23-24

This revamped office and meeting management fair will see professionals responsible for meetings and events, business gifts, office supplies, personnel issues and events technology gather under one roof at the same time.
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Slush

Slush, Helsinki
» Nov 11–12

A sizzling hot non-profit business event where startups and innovators meet with executives and investors.
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FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Levi
» Nov 13–15

Finland's largest ski and activity resort offers tons of cool stuff to do from reindeer and husky safaris to snow mobiles and northern lights. In November, you can spot the brightest stars of the alpine skiing scene at the World Cup.
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FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

11th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition
» Nov 22–Dec 3

The Sibelius Society and the Sibelius Academy are arranging the 11th prestigious International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in Helsinki from November 22 to December 3, 2015.
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FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

11th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition
» Nov 22–Dec 3

The Sibelius Society and the Sibelius Academy are arranging the 11th prestigious International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in Helsinki from November 22 to December 3, 2015.
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