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.
Sillamäe is a coastal town, so the city day is associated with marytime theme. The programme of the Sillamäe Town and Maritime Days includes concerts, a fair, excursions, workshops, sports and other events and entertaining performances in Sillamäe Town Square in the immediate vicinity of the Cultural Centre.
The summer culminates with the Helsinki Festival and its exciting cross-genre programme. Experience Night of the Arts, when art and people interact in surprising and often unexpected ways. Enjoy electronic music as interpreted by a symphony orchestra at the Helsinki Music Centre, or spend an evening soaking up the atmosphere in the iconic Huvila Festival Tent, which presents a thrilling programme on every night of the festival as the August nights grow darker.
The Helsinki Festival is this and so much more – welcome to the biggest arts festival in the entire Nordic region!
The biggest marathon event in Finland, Helsinki City Marathon, collects over 4500 runners around the world to see the beautiful city of Helsinki. Route takes runners thrue the city and shows also the beautiful seaside of Helsinki.
The Helsinki Cup is one of Europe's biggest international junior football tournaments. The event attract hundreds of teams to pitches throughout Helsinki, and over the past 30-plus years many different countries have been represented. Thousands of junior footballers, both boys and girls, take over the city and its pitches in the middle of summer. The Helsinki Cup offers players and fans alike lots of fun and excitement in the true spirit of the game.
From 3rd to 9th July, the European Championship for the Olympic RS/X windsurfing classes will take place in Helsinki. The base of the event will be located at Hernesaari, in the immediate vicinity of the cruising ship terminal and the popular Merisatama area.