Christmas Market on the Old Great Square

Experience the magical atmosphere of Christmas at the Old Great Square Turku on four weekends before Christmas: 28–29 Nov, 5–6 Dec, 12–13 Dec, and 19–20 Dec 2020 at 11am–5pm. The Christmas Market's festive spirit, Christmas aromas, fairytales, dance, music and charming vendors’ stalls invites the whole family to the Old Great Square.

Turku Grand Cocktail Weekend

Organised for the third time, the Grand Cocktail Weekend together with many world class bartenders have once again come to takeover Turku's fantastic cocktail bars. The three-day event spreads out across the city, when top-class bar tenders from around Europe arrive to pay a visit to eleven of Turku’s bars.

The River Harbour Festival

The River Harbour Festival will be held next time 27.−30.5.2021. The long weekend of events consists of interesting programme arranged by the City of Turku and its local partners. What would be a better way to open the summer season than the lovely and sunny river harbour and the versatile programme that offers something for everyone!

New Potato Festival

Turku's New Potato Festival digs up the spring potatoes for the tenth time on 11th and 12th of June 2021. The festival is inspired by the gorgeous and distinctive flavour of Finland's new potatoes, with delicious potato recipes enjoyed amidst happy company and an easy-going festival programme.

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 is one of the oldest and most significant cultural events in Finland. Over the course of a long weekend, festival visitors embark on a journey to another world, full of friendship and freedom. In addition to the diverse programme, Ruisrock lays on a bountiful array of quality food and beverage services. Ruisrock’s very existance is to bring greater joy and happiness to the world.

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 2021. 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!

Aura Fest

The Aura Fest, being held for the tenth time in a row, celebrates during the summer of 2020 from August 1-2, in Turku's Kupittaa Park. Another high-profile array of top domestic acts perform in the centre of beautiful Turku. The festival area is within walking distance of the city services of central Turku. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Aura Fest and float away with that festival feeling!