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SATOA Goes Wild, Kuopio Food Festival

SATOA Goes Wild is an international food festival, where restaurants offer authentic cuisine of North Savo with a twist of wilderness. SATOA goes Wild is an event where a map guides you through the tasty streets of Kuopio. You'll get locally produced wild food spiced up with local arts.

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 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.

Villa Concerto

Villa Concerto is a modern, 5-star luxury villa. High-level, well-equipped villa offers a lot of space (365 m²), light, 2 saunas, 3 kitchens, terraces, free Wi-Fi and a peaceful location in nature. No matter if you're here for a business meeting or spending a relaxed weekend with friends, Villa Concerto is able to offer a unique holiday for you – suitable for groups up to 14 persons. There is a beautiful forest lake only a 5-minute walk from the villa. You can swim, fish, pick berries or walk on trails. You can even hear and try Finland's national instrument, kantele, with us. National park only 30 minutes from the villa.

Kuhmo Chamber Music

The Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival runs in July. During the festival, Kuhmo will become a truly Global Village, with over 70 concerts performed by 150 international artists.

Turku Music Festival

Explore the Turku Music Festival, one of the oldest music festivals in Finland! The versatile city festival provides top class music for a wide range of tastes, including major orchestral concerts, chamber music, recitals, jazz and concerts for children. Since its foundation in 1960, the annual festival has provided high quality events every August. Each year the festival gathers leading Finnish and international artists such as Jonas Kaufmann, Mariinsky Theater Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, Rolando Villazón, Donna Leon, Seoul Philharmonic and Elīna Garanča.

The Many Sides of Measha

Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman is a uniquely multi-talented singer equally at home with opera, gospel, and jazz. She has appeared with ensembles from the Berlin Philharmonic to jazz bands and sang everything from Richard Strauss to Joni Mitchell. Her largest audience was at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010. Measha Brueggergosman with the Orchestra and Chorus of the FNO conducted by Nick Davies promises an unforgettable evening!

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.

Chamber Music at Stundars Hemmer's House

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening with a chamber music concert at Stundars Open Air Museum in Hemmer's House, 15 km from Vaasa city. This house is the childhood home of the Finnish author Jarl Hemmer (1893-1944) and is nowadays a restaurant and a museum with books and furniture donated by the Hemmer family. Before the concert, it is possible to participate in an excursion around the Stundars museum village and after the concert, you can enjoy dinner at Restaurant Hemmer.

Meidän Festivaali – Our Festival

The landscapes of Lake Tuusula near Helsinki form the crucible of the Finnish cultural world. Pekka Kuusisto is a well-known violinist, whose award-winning Our Festival seeks new perspectives on musical encounters and concert practices, with an emphasis on giving the audience an experience that cannot be found elsewhere. Our Festival takes place in July at various locations in the landscapes of Lake Tuusula, only half an hour’s drive north of Finland’s capital, Helsinki. The programme will be announced later in the spring.

NUTS Pallas

This trail race runs through Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park in northwestern Finnish Lapland, under the midnight sun and through the cleanest air in Europe. You can join the NUTS Pallas Trail Run with distances of 30, 55, and 134 km. The race runs along one of the most popular hiking routes in Finland.

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.

Kuhmo Culture Celebrates Winter

Kuhmo is worth a cultural visit even in the middle of the darkest and coldest time of the year. Kuhmo Culture Celebrates Winter is a joint arena for Kuhmo organizers and artists, some internationally-acclaimed, and a showcase for some of the best Kuhmo culture: diverse music, theatre, exhibitions, and literature. Kuhmo Culture Celebrates Winter is organised annually in January.

Sleepyhead Festival in Naantali

The unique Sleepyhead Festival is the jolliest festival of the year for the whole family. Visitors can enjoy shopping at the Sleepyhead Market and a variety of other events. Festivities begin on 26th July at Naantali Ice Rink where the Sleepyhead cheese and wine festival takes place. On 27th July, Sleepyhead day, the Official Sleepyhead of the Year is thrown into the sea at 7 am sharp. The fun lasts from dawn till dusk all over town. This is a must-experience in Naantali!

Land of Kalevala

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet is making a huge investment in the Finland 100 celebrations with a blockbuster production focusing on Finland’s history – and future. The Land of Kalevala is a ballet spectacle by Kenneth Greve. Its story touches on milestone moments in Finnish history and culture with a bold combination of various art forms. The end result will be a playful, touching and slightly mad production that can only be the work of an outside observer.

Classical Music and Quality Accommodation in Luosto

Come stay for the night and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere and landscape of Luosto during the LuostoClassic event. Packages to two hotels and three concerts are available. There are bus connections to Luosto from the Rovaniemi airport as well as from Rovaniemi and Kemijärvi railway stations.

Höstsonaten – Autumn Sonata

Höstsonaten – Autumn Sonata is the meeting of a story by cinema legend Ingmar Bergman and the music of Sebastian Fagerlund, one of the most highly acclaimed Finnish composers of his generation. Gunilla Hemming adapted a libretto from Bergman’s film of the same name, reflecting on human choices, hidden conflicts in families and the possibility of forgiveness. The role of Charlotte has been specially composed for Anne Sofie von Otter, one of the most highly esteemed mezzo-sopranos of our time.

Remote Helsinki

Remote Helsinki is a mixture of performance, excursion, computer game and quest. These 100 minutes will change your perception of Helsinki. Remote Helsinki is intended for 50 people who will walk along a carefully selected route wearing headphones and guided by an Artificial Intelligence. They will take part in an exciting performance/excursion, with streets, shops, the metro and much more supporting the theatrics. Remote Helsinki is a performance beginning in the ground and ending in the sky.

Sibelius Finland Experience

An authentic and entertaining 1-hour cultural experience. Quality live music performances of Sibelius’s compositions – Finlandia, Spruce, Romance, Rondino and Valse Triste – with great talent on the violin and grand piano. Curated visual show with illustrations of Finnish nature on screen. Guests will receive a Sibelius Finland Experience gift CD and booklet especially designed and produced for the occasion. The experience includes a non-alcoholic festive drink with flavours from Finland served and enjoyed with the musicians.

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.