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Folk Healers Gathering in Kuusamo

Kalevala, mythology, philosophy: for a better understanding of nature. The know-how folk healers possess has been passed from one family to another, from one spirit to another. It has existed for as long as human beings have existed. The folk healers of today keep up this living tradition. Over the years, treatments have been modified to meet the modern standards, but folk medicine is still based on the traditions of our common ancestors. Folk medicine is natural health care at its best.

A Day in UNESCO'S World Heritage Site

Korsholm Music Festival invites you to a guided full-day tour, including sightseeing, lunch, a concert and an excursion in the World Heritage Site! The day starts with a departure from Vaasa City Hall by bus with a guide. The bus takes you over the longest bridge in Finland, The Replot bridge, to a nice restaurant in the Replot archipelago, where you can enjoy a locally produced lunch. The concert takes place next to the sea, in an old Salting house. After the concert, it is possible to take a guided boat excursion or a walk to the lookout tower, Saltkaret.

ArtHelsinki Exhibition

An international fair for contemporary art.ArtHelsinki stated its new vision for an internationally pertinent contemporary art fair during its 2015 edition with Helsinki Highlights, which presented an installation composed of a variety of art initiatives acting locally and operating internationally.

Arts & Crafts Fair autumn

Exhibition presents the finest Finnish handcraft. Here you can buy amazing handmade products as well as find new ideas and angles for your own hobbies.

Avanti!'s Summer Sounds Festival

Avanti!’s music festival Summer Sounds has been held since 1986 in Porvoo and Pernaja. Each year it focuses on an international guest composer, thus forging a living link with contemporary music and claiming an established place among Finland’s unique summer festivals.

Celebrate Dance in Kuopio

The spectacular Kuopio Dance Festival is one of the most important regular celebrations of dance art in the Nordic countries. In addition to dance performances, the festival week will feature dozens of dance courses, street events, club evenings, parades and other attractions. The Artistic Director of Kuopio Dance Festival is the leading dancer and choreographer Jorma Uotinen.

Chamber Music, Cultural Heritage and Wildlife – Welcome to Kuhmo!

In the summertime, Kuhmo radiates a harmony of culture and nature. Chamber music fills the air from morning to late at night, Juminkeko reflects the Finnish national epic and heritage both yesterday and today, while bears and other carnivores of the forest await visitors at the Petola Visitor Centre. The silent forests, the beautiful scenery and thrilling visits prime your senses for exquisite enjoyment.

Concerts at Tampere Hall

Find the best concerts and gigs at Tampere Hall! With over 300 concerts and cultural events yearly, we have the best selection of Finnish and international music from rock, pop, blues and jazz to ballet, opera and classical music by our resident Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. Opening in May 2017: the first Moomin Museum in the world opens its doors at the Tampere Hall, the largest congress and cultural hall in the Nordic countries.

DigiExpo Fair

DigiExpo exhibits all about consumer home electrionics. Do you want to see and play the newest games? DigiExpo games exhibition presents the novelties before they hit the stores.

Finland Ice Marathon

Finland Ice Marathon is one of Finland's oldest ice skating events on natural ice. The race centre is located in the harbour of Kuopio, catering to participants with activities and comprehensive facilities.

Flow Festival

Flow Festival has become synonymous with bringing music from old school legends to topical newcomers. Beyond the music, Flow offers a warm embrace of the arts and an exceptional array of world spanning cuisine, only a short walk away from the centre of Helsinki.

Food & Fun Festival 2016

Our international guest chefs from different countries are challenged to create their own four-course menus during the festival at local restaurants. Bartenders and pastry chefs offer their own delicious recipies for food lovers in bars and cafes. The chefs are definitely allowed to bring some of own flavours, but locality, the Archipelago's ingredients, and freshness are the essence during the festival week. Also look out for bartenders creating their own cocktail menus, introducing great ideas and experiences to the Finnish cocktail scene!

GoExpo Fair

The largest sports and outdoor event in Finland. GoExpo - seven events at the same time! This fair combination is a dream-come-true for active, sporty people.

Habitare Fair

Finland’s leading event for furniture and interior decoration and design,since 1970. In conjunction will be held The ValoLight lighting event, high-quality audio and image fair HifiExpo, Antiikki antique fair and ArtHelsinki contemporary art fair.

Helsinki Book Fair

The Helsinki Book Fair is the year’s most important forum for lovers of literature and book industry professionals. The Fair has also become a notable cultural event, a place where the major issues and phenomena of our time are discussed within the context of literature.

Helsinki Design Week Festival

Helsinki Design Week is the largest design festival in the Nordic countries. Held annually in September, the multidisciplinary festival presents design from a number of fields as well as fashion, architecture and urban culture. The festival programme contains around 200 events every year, such as Design Market, exhibitions and installations.

Helsinki Forest Fair

One of the fields' biggest events in Finland presents recreational use of forest and its management as well as forest innovations. For forest owners Helsinki Forest Fair offers inclusive assortment of products and services.