Events

The Paavo Nurmi Festival

The Paavo Nurmi Games, held in Turku on the 14th June, is Finland's most prestigious athletics competition and one of the Gold level events – the highest on the Continental Tour (the world's largest athletics competition series). The games are part of the Paavo Nurmi Festival, which celebrates and honours the memory of running legend Paavo Nurmi. As part of the festival, the whole family can enjoy the Paavo Sports Day, an event also held at the Paavo Nurmi Stadium on Saturday 11th June.

The 2022 Homes Fair in Naantali

The 2022 Homes Fair (Asunomessut) will be held in Naantali in stunning surroundings on the island of Luonnonmaa. The area for the Homes Fair, Lounatuuli, is a seaside residential area, respectfully built in the archipelago environment on high, rocky ground close-to-nature. There are 36 exhibition venues on display in Lounatuuli, including detached, semi-detached, and terraced houses. During the event, the Boat Fair will also be held down at the shore, and access is included as part of the same ticket.

Night of the Arts

The already famous Turku Night of the Arts will again bring pleasure to locals and visitors this summer. On the 11th August, operators in the artistic fields spread out all over Turku, organising a diverse programme that can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors. This is an easy opportunity for anyone wanting to incorporate a little culture into their everyday evenings. The Night of the Arts is loved by people of all ages! The evening's events, opportunities and exhibitions can be viewed in advance so you can choose which one you want to participate in. A good option is also to walk around the city centre so you can absorb a sense of art in all its forms.

Great Beers - Small Breweries

Great Beers - Small Breweries is a traditional Finnish beer festival, whose star attractions are the brilliant Finnish craft breweries. This happy beer event will land in Turku for the seventh time this summer. There’s a wide selection of drinks, so come and choose your favourite! The venue is in Mannerheim Park near Mikael’s Church.

Aura Fest

Held for the 12th time, Aura Fest celebrates next summer from the 12th–13th August 2022, as usual in Turku’s magnificent Kupittaa Park. Another high-quality line-up of artists bring music and merriment to the middle of the most beautiful park in Turku. The festival area is located within walking distance of central Turku, close to all the city’s services. Throw yourself into the atmosphere of Aura Fest and let the positive vibes lift your spirits! The event is only for visitors over 18 years old.

Turku Music Festival

Turku Music Festival brings to Turku the stars of classical music, both international and domestic. Finland's oldest continuously held music festival is one of Northern Europe’s most important classical music festivals.

Paavo Nurmi Marathon

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Paavo Nurmi Marathon will take over the streets of Turku from 19th-20th August. Distances available to run at the two-day event include the 5 km, 10 km, half marathon, and marathon, as well as a Mini-marathon for the little ones in the family. The courses for this year have been renewed, with routes traversing the beautiful archipelago scenery of Turku.

Baltic Sea Day

The Baltic Sea Day is celebrated on the 25th August, bringing together many interesting events. The different kinds of events of the Baltic Sea Day are open to all, of which participation in many is free. For instance, are you interested in a creative writing workshop where you dive into the deep sea of life? Or perhaps a tour, a performance or discussion? Maybe a Nature Symphony in an open-air concert, a Baltic Sea menu or a group dip in the sea? The Baltic Sea brings many memorable moments!

Turku Day

On Turku Day the whole city celebrates! In 2022, Turku Day will be celebrated on Sunday, September 18th, and there will be plenty of festivities for the whole weekend. The weekend program invites lovers of music, dance, sports and history all to join in on the celebration.