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.
Now in its second decade, this summer review of Finnish contemporary art is put together by a guest curator. It's staged in Pekilo, a former animal-feed refinery near the Mänttä mill chimney stack, and in various in…
International artists join musicians from across Scandinavia at this high-profile event. Gigs are held at the Old Customs House Hall, Klubi and Telakka.
The city's main streets are brightened by 40,000 coloured lights between sunset and 10.30pm (to 5am on Friday and Saturday) in winter. The central square becomes a Christmas market in December.
Week-long showcase of international and Finnish theatre. Off-Tampere is a fringe festival held at the same time.
Held in early March (usually on the first weekend), these games are the headline act in Lahti's program of winter sports events.
A festival of contemporary Finnish music, held in even-numbered years.
The city’s premier rock-music festival is held over four days in summer. The main festival area is in the Ratinanniemi Festival Park, but there are also concerts across the city.
Thousands of skiers of all ages attend this two-day mass ski event. The freestyle courses are 20km and 50km, and classic courses 32km and 50km.
A respected international festival of short films, held over five days in 10 venues across the city.