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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.

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.

Savonlinna Opera Festival tickets

Opera and concert tickets for the performances July 8 - August 6, 2016. Operas: Otello, Don Giovanni, Falstaff, Macbeth, From the House of the Dead, La bohème, Norma, tickets €53,50 - €183,50. Concerts: Savonlinna Hall on July 9 and 30, Kerimäki Church on July 24 and Olavinlinna Castle on July 17.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Midnight Swim & Run Event in the National Park

If you have a burning urge to swim & run – tame it at Ylläs! We have lots of daylight all day and night! Run on trails at Pallas-Yllästunturi National park, cool down and swim in the wild waters, then run and swim some more. Then it's time for the sauna! Spectacular landscapes await you with a range of services. Choose between a moderately challenging course and an easy course. Both feature several dips into cold Lappish waters. Come and experience a unique midnight swimming & running event!

Kainuu Orienteering Week (Competition Categories)

The Kainuu Orienteering Week's competition categories include four competition days. 1st stage (Sunday), rest day (Monday), 2nd stage (Tuesday), rest day (Wednesday), 3rd stage (Thursday) and 4th stage (Friday). The competition categories are diveded into the following groups: Men/Boys (H/D) 8–95 years, Women/Girls (H/D) 8–95 years. Groups H/D 16–21 also include Elite categories for professionals. Prizes for stage winners and overall winners. Category H/D21E has money prizes.

Music Afternoon in Helsinki: City Walk and Sibelius Finland Experience

A Helsinki activity for music lovers! First Sibelius Finland Experience concert in national hall, followed by a three hour guided city walk with a music program showing you the main sights of Helsinki. Enjoy music samples and listen to interesting stories, not only about the places you see but also about the music you hear.

Le Petit Festival Hanko

The International Art Festival Le Petit Festival du Théâtre is organized in Hanko in September. Artists from all over the world come for a weekend to the small port town of Hanko and fill it with music, dance, theatre, and design and well as performance, visual and street art. Activities and performances take place in the Hanko City Hall, Hanko Casino and on the town's streets, parks and beaches. Start planning your visit now, as you are warmly welcome. Vive L'Amour – Long live love!

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 City Run Half Marathon

Helsinki City Run is the biggest running event in Finland with over 12 000 participants (2016). Helsinki City Run (HCR) takes place mid-May every year. The route combines city, sea-view, forests and parks and is an excellent way to see Helsinki and its most beautiful parts. There are 10 start groups, so you can join runners going your preferred pace. HCR hosts the best services for runners in Finland. We invite you and your friends for a great and active time in Helsinki!

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.

Helsinki City Marathon

Helsinki City Marathon is the biggest marathon in Finland with over 3500 runners from 63 countries (2016). The marathon is organized in August every year, for the 37th time in 2017. Finland is one of the few countries where you can run a marathon during the summer months. Our climate is perfect for it – the average temperature is around 18–20 degrees Celcius. The marathon route is scenic yet urban, reaching the very heart of the city. HCM receives excellent feedback from runners every year. Come and enjoy the clean air and blue skies of Finland!

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.

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.