Biggest annual urban event in Espoo. The open day of events features a wide variety of activities and performances for all ages from dawn till dusk all around the city. Events are organized by the City of Espoo, local businesses and communities. Entry to all events is free of charge.
This established international film festival showcases over 100 feature films during 10 days. The festival demonstrates the variety of European filmmaking with an emphasis on new talent, discovery and artistic quality.
The biggest Swedish-speaking event in Espoo, "Culture by the river", offers entertainment, events and great company to visitors of all ages and backgrounds. The event is free of charge.
This unique series of late evening concerts in the mediaeval stonewalled ambience of Espoo Cathedral provides classical music on Thursdays throughout the summer.
The top class programme covers a broad range from intimate recitals to major works of sacred music.
This international celebration of vocal music has brought numerous international choirs, famous vocal ensembles and choir leaders to Espoo over the years, while providing a wide range of performing opportunities for Finnish choirs.
Organised in the main harbour around the splendid Vellamo Maritime Centre, this annual event is one of Finland’s most diversified urban festivals. A happy festive buzz takes over the entire city centre, with an amazing range of music, dance, theatre, maritime, sporting and boating events on offer, and the biggest festival parade of the Finnish cultural summer. There are also lots of attractions for children and young people, with free admission to many events and activities.
The City Port of Kotka will see up to 100 different sizes of sailing vessels, of which the most distant arrive in Kotka from the other side of the Earth. The Tall Ships Races is primarily a youth event, but an event to see and do for all lovers of sailing ships.
Gdynia Film Festival is the biggest event promoting Polish cinematography.
A programme consists of competitions, special screenings, projections of Polish cinema classics, meetings with authors, trade meetings, books promotions as well as important events from the world of culture and film, conferences and educational undertakings.
The only in Europe Festival of Women of Jazz.
The Festival creates an opportunity to listen to women of jazz, smooth jazz, bossa nova, French music and other genres presenting their talent and interpretations of these music styles in different countries.
Volvo Gdynia Sailing Days – the biggest cycle of regattas in Poland – again will be held in Gdynia.
Over a thousand of sailors from all around the globe will compete not only with each other but also with difficult waters of the Gdańsk Bay. It is an occasion to admire units representing different sailing classes.