Top Choice Music in Pori

Pori Jazz Festival

Established in 1966, the Pori Jazz Festival is one of Finland’s biggest summer events, attracting international names in jazz, blues, funk and Latin rhythms, as well as 150,000 listeners each summer. More than 100 c…
Top Choice Music in Turku


Finland’s oldest and largest annual rock festival – held since 1969 and attracting 100,000-strong crowds – takes over Ruissalo island for three days.
Music in Savonlinna

Savonlinna Opera Festival

This internationally renowned event is Finland’s most famous festival, with an enviably dramatic setting: the covered courtyard of Olavinlinna Castle.
Music in Finland's West Coast

Kaustinen Folk Music Festival

Since 1968 the village of Kaustinen has come to life in July, when hundreds of musicians descend on its dusty streets for six days of concerts, bar gigs and impromptu jam sessions. Playing on 30 stages, the music re…
Cultural in Närpes

Siirrettävien Saunojen

An only-in-Finland experience, the two-day Siirrettävien Saunojen, held at lakeside Parra, 34km west of Närpes, sees entrants vie for the most unusual homemade mobile sauna. The only rules are that it must fit at le…
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 …
Cultural in Helsinki


Juhannus is the most important annual event for Finns, celebrating the longest day of the year. The Seurasaaren Ulkomuseo on the island of Seurasaari sees the best celebration around Helsinki, with bonfires, midsumm…
Music in Hamina

Hamina Tattoo

Every even-numbered year, Hamina celebrates military music during the week-long Hamina Tattoo, featuring not only Finnish and Russian military marching bands but also rock, jazz and dance music. Concerts are held at…
Music in Lahti

Sibelius Festival

Lahti's headline cultural festival presents performances by Sinfonia Lahti, the city's famous symphony orchestra. Performances are staged in the Sibeliustalo and festival dates change each year.
Cultural in Saltvik

Viking Market

The best chance to see Åland's Viking heritage is at Saltvik’s annual Viking Market, a three-day festival of feasting, drinking and costumed merrymaking in Kvarnbo. There's also the opportunity to sail on an authent…