Events

Exhibition 40,000+

At Forum Marinum you can now experience the magic of the archipelago from land. The new exhibition 40,000+ is named after the number of islands and islets in the Archipelago Sea and brings together the people, nature, and way of life of the archipelago. In the functional exhibition, the viewer can experience, see and hear about life in the archipelago in the form of mini-documentaries and videos, among other things.

Christmas Market on the Old Great Square

Experience the magical atmosphere of Christmas at the Old Great Square Turku on four weekends before Christmas. The Christmas Market's festive spirit, Christmas aromas, fairytales, dance, music and charming vendors’ stalls invites the whole family to the Old Great Square.

Olohuone 306,4 km² Urban Art Festival

Olohuone 306,4 km² is an annual urban art festival, which is organised in June in Turku. Open to all and integrating different artistic fields, the event provides the chance to experience art in unexpected places and situations. Olohuone encourages people to participate in art and regard their living environment from a different perspective.

The Paavo Nurmi Festival

Paavo Nurmi The festival celebrates and commemorates the memory of the great runner Paavo Nurmi during the festival weeks in Turku. The festival includes various sports events. 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of Nurmi's first Olympic Games at the Antwerp Olympics. In his career, Nurmi won nine golds and three silver medals at the Olympics.

Medieval Market

The Medieval Market is Finland's largest medieval and historical event held at Turku. Follow the rows of market stalls at the Old Great Square and take a trip back in time to Medieval Market with performing groups, jesters and minstrels. In the work displays area, artisans will demonstrate medieval working methods. The whole family can enjoy the medieval amusement!

Ruisrock

Ruisrock is one of Finland's most established and foremost cultural events. The dates for the next instalment of festivities are 8th to 10th July 2022 in Turku. Ruisrock enjoys a diverse programme of music and art, quality catering and joyous togetherness. Performing at the festival in summer 2022 are Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, girl in red, The Ark, Antti Tuisku and Haloo Helsinki! Ruisrock welcomes visitors for a weekend-long escape to another world full of joy, friendship and freedom.

Archipelago Sea Jazz

Archipelago Sea Jazz is a unique series of four festivals that invite you to embrace the intimate archipelago atmosphere and top music during the summer of 2022. The collection of seaside festivals brings jazz enthusiasts together on Kimito Island, in Korpo, to the Ruissalo Boatyard in Turku and Mariehamn in Åland. World class jazz and the romance of the archipelago: this is Archipelago Sea Jazz.

Down By The Laituri

The Down By The Laituri city festival continues to grow and evolve! The cultural and historical surroundings of the Cathedral Square raise the bar to an entirely new level, where audiences can arrive to a relaxed vibe and three festive days full of music. The diverse line-up for the event is packed with renowned artists. In addition, the festival offers top-quality restaurant services and fascinating art.

Challenge Turku

Challenge Turku brings an international triathlon competition to Turku and the iconic Aura riverside. Even though the competition draws the world's best professional triathletes and their Finnish counterparts to challenge for victory, Challenge Turku is also an event for the whole family. There are few barriers to participation, with available distances for people of all ages and abilities!

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.

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.

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.