You are warmly welcome to Kuopio - the heart of Finland! Located on the shore of Kallavesi, Kuopio is the city of thousands of flavours with events around the year in the middle of the beautiful green nature and the genuine people. In Kuopio you will experience the soul of events with your eyes, mouth and whole body.
For more information about events and activities in Kuopio visit the Kuopio Tahko area
website and the events' direct sites:
A diamond-filled May Day brunch in Puikkari while enjoying the amazing Kuopio circus show!
On this festive day you will feast on the Puikkari kitchen's abundant salad buffet, roasted salmon and grain chicken as well as layer cake and Petit Fours from the dessert table with coffee and tea.
On 24-25.5.2019 the summer season in Kuopio is opened on Kuopio's marketplace with live music, delicious street food and the new soapbox car rally! The opening ceremony starts on Friday on the Siskotyttö statue's square with a street music festival and the StreetKuopio street food event. On Saturday is continues with the fierce soapbox car rally and music and dance performances.
The Moomin ice sculpture exhibition which is located in Vesileppis in Leppävirta is a fabulous and magical place where you can experience wintery magic surrounded by the amazing lights, sounds and icy statues. The cave in the depths of the earth offers something for the whole family to admire.
This summer's most amusing event is in Kuopio: the Kuopio Comedy Festival!
The Kuopio Dance Festival is one of the most significant Nordic dance and art festivals. This year the festival celebrates its 50th anniversary and during the week there will be over 100 international level dance performances, courses, seminars and sideline events.
The Kuopio Wine Festival is one of Finland's biggest wine and food festivals where wines, pasta and pizza take the festival guests on an unforgettable flavour trip to this year's theme Italy, accompanied by performances of domestic top artists.
The nationally acclaimed Japanese culture event is organized this year for the fifth time. The Nekocon program includes lectures, panels, dance performances, plays and a Cosplay competition among other things.
The biggest rock festival in Savonia are organized in the scenic Väinölänniemi. Each year both international and domestic artists perform at the festival, and the The Offspring from the United States has already been announced to be this year's lead performer.
Sunsets Kuopio is the biggest free sports and entertainment event in Finland. The event is organized during the first weekend in August 1-3.8.2019 in the Kuopio harbour area. Sunsets Kuopio gathers the participants of over ten different sports in the harbour area. Beach volley players compete on the white sand, Kuopio Veneilee in the water and Balooza is fought throughout the harbour area.
The Kuopio Music Centre offers versatile and high-class music experiences for the friends of music. The Kuopio City Orchestra brings to the concert hall stage almost weekly international level conductor and soloist guests and the stars of the Finnish entertainment sky regularly visit the Kuopio Music Centre on their tours.