Music in Kuhmo

Kuhmon Kamarimusiikki

This two-week festival in mid-July has a full program performed by a variety of Finnish and international musicians, many youthful. Most concerts, usually five or six short pieces bound by a tenuous theme, are held …
Music in Oulu


Hip-hop, rock and – this being Finland – metal acts, play over six stages during this two-day festival in late July, which attracts more than 60 different artists and 30,000 visitors. Most bands are Finnish, but pas…
Performing Arts in Oulu

Oulun Juhlaviikot

Jazz, blues, chamber and folk music feature alongside poetry, stand-up comedy, theatre, film and art exhibitions during this month-long festival at venues all over the city.
Music in Oulu

Air Guitar World Championships

Contestants from all over the world take the stage to show what they can do with their imaginary instruments during August's famous Air Guitar World Championships.
Sports in Oulu


Held in late February to early March, this 70km men's skiing race (40km for women) has been running since 1889.