For three days in July, Finland’s oldest and largest annual rock festival – held since 1969 and attracting 100,000-strong crowds – takes over Ruissalo island.
Hot bebop and smoking sax hits the city from early to mid-August.
From early August, this two-week extravaganza offers an eclectic mix of classical and contemporary music and opera in amazing venues including Turku Cathedral.
Held over a variable long weekend in summer (usually late June), this lively event brings a Middle Ages market back to the Vanha Suurtori (Old Great Sq) near Turku Cathedral.
Named for legendary Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi (aka the Flying Finn), this international marathon in late June/early July loops through the town centre and Ruissalo island.
By the river, this rock festival in late July/early August attracts mainly Finnish bands.