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Events - Finland

Due to Covid-19 virus crisis, for now Finland has prohibited all larger events until end of July 2020. Some websites might still show current dates, but it has to be expected that they will be either cancelled, moved out or changed to a different kind of event, e.g. online.

Music & Theatre

January:   2021-01-08 - 2021-01-09   Folklandia, cruise Helsinki-Tallinn (folklore festival)
    2021-01-28 - 2021-01-31   Ylläs Jazz Blues, Äkälompolo,
February:   2021-02-02 - 2021-02-10   Musica Nova Helsinki
    2021   Kokkolan Talviharmonikka
March:   2021-03-14 - 2021-03-28   Oulun Musiikkijuhlat
April:   2021   Hetan Musiikkipäivät
    2021   April Jazz, Espoo
May:   2021-05-29 - 2021-05-31   Maailma Kylässä, Helsinki
June:   2021-06-08 - 2021-06-19   Naantalin Musiikkijuhlat
    2021-06-16 - 2021-06-22   Kuopio Tanssii ja Soi / Dance Festival
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Himos Juhannus, Himos
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Avanti - Suvisoitto, Porvoo (summer music festival)
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Haapavesi Folk Music Festival
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Provinssi, Seinajöki
    2020-06-26 - 2020-06-27   KalottJazz & Blues Festival, Tornio
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Puistoblues, Järvenpää
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Tuska, Helsinki (heavy metal festival)
July:   Cancelled due to Covid-19   Nauvon Kamarimusiikkipäivät, Nagu (chamber music festival)
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Rantajamit, Lohja
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Wanaja Festival, Hämeenlinna
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Baltic Jazz, Dalsbruk -Taalintehdas
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Kihaus Folk, Rääkylä
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Savonlinnan Oopperajuhlat - Savonlinna Opera Festival
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Seinäjoen Tangomarkkinat, Seinäjoki
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Pori Jazz
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Kuhmon Kamarimusiikki (chamber music festival)
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Kaustinen Folk Musik Festival
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Ylläs Soikoon, Äkäslompolo
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Tammerfest, Tampere
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Ilosaarirock, Joensuu
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Raahen Rantajatsit (Jazz on the Beach)
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Qstock, Oulu
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Lieksan Vaskiviikko - Lieksa Brass Week
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Joroinen Music Festival
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Kihveli Soikoon, Hankasalmi (skiffle music festival)
    2020-07-26 - 2020-08-01   Meidän Festivaali, Helsinki
    2020-07-29 - 2020-08-05   Korsholm Music Festival (classic music, due to Covid-19 the festival will be held Online only)
August:   Cancelled due to Covid-19   Hamina Tattoo (military music)
    2020-08-04 - 2020-08-08   Rauma Festivo
    2020-08-06 - 2020-08-09   Oulunsalo Soi (classic music)
    2020-08-06 - 2020-08-16   Turun Musiikkijuhlat - Åbo Musikfestspel
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Flow Festival, Helsinki
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Ijahis idja, Inari (music festival of Indigenous Peoples)
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Ilmakitaransoiton MM-kisat, Oulu (air guitar championship)
    2020-08-24 - 2020-08-29   Tampere Biennale (moved from April to August due to Covid-19)
    2020-08-24 - 2020-08-29   Ung Nordisk Musik, Tampere
    2020   In the Park, Helsinki
September:   2020-09-02 - 2020-09-06   Loviisan Sibeliuspäivät
    2020-09-09 - 2020-09-12   Jutajaiset, Rovaniemi
    2020-09-11 - 2020-09-13   Kaivos-Festivaali, Outokumpu
    2020-10-16 - 2020-10-18   Pispalan Sottiisi, Tampere (dance festival, moved from June to October due to Covid-19)
    2020   Vocal Espoo (choral festival)
    2020-10-23 - 2020-11-20   Mikkelin Musiikkijuhlat (moved from July to October due to Covid-19)
November:   2020-10-25 - 2020-11-15   Oulaisten Musiikkiviikot, Oulainen
October:   2021   PianoEspoo
    2020-11-04 - 2020-11-08   Rokumentti, Joensuu
    2020-11-13 - 2020-11-15   Lux Musicae, Siuntio

Festivals

January:   2021-01-06 - 2021-01-10   Lux Helsinki (light festival)
    2021-01-28 - 2021-01-31   Skábmagovat, Inari (indigenous peoples film festival)
February:   2021-02-01 - 2021-02-07   DocPoint, Helsinki (documentary film festival)
    2021   Kuhmon Talvi (art, music, dance)
March:   2021-03-22 - 2021-03-28   Arctic Design Week, Rovaniemi
April:   2021-04-30 - 2021-05-01   Vappu, Helsinki (spring festival for students and workers)
June:   2021-06-09 - 2021-06-12   Hiljaisuus-Festivaali, Kaukonen (south of Kittelä) (silence festival)
    2020-06-04 - 2020-08-23   Naivistit Iittalassa, Iittalla (art exhibition)
    2021   Midnight Sun Film Festival, Sodankylä
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Pohjolan Muinaiselämys, Mannila (south of Eura) (mediaeval times festival)
July:   Cancelled due to Covid-19   Kajaanin Runo Viikko (poetry week)
    2020-07-01 - 2020-07-07   Jyväskylän Kesä (arts festival, due to Covid-19 the festival will be held Online only)
    2020-07-01 - 2020-08-30   Hiekkalinna, Lappeenranta (beach and sandcastle festival, will take place, but due to Covid-19 with reduced scope)
    2020-07-17   Salla ÄinPäin - In the Middle of the Night
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Kuivaniemen Pitäjämarkkinat, Ii
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Fullmoon Dance Festival, Pyhäjärvi
    Delayed due to Covid-19   Turku Food & Wine Festival
August:   Cancelled due to Covid-19   Tampereen Teatterikesä
    2020-08-10 - 2020-08-16   Hämeen Keskiaikafestivaali, Hämeenlinna (mediaeval fair)
    2020-08-20 - 2020-08-23   Blue Sea Film Festival, Rauma
    2020-08-20 - 2020-09-06   Helsingin Festival
    2020-08-21 - 2020-08-22   Tomaatteja! Tomaatteja!, Tampere (Stand Up Comedy, (moved from March to August due to Covid-19))
    2020-08-28   Tuusulan Taiteiden (night of the arts)
September:   2020-09-02 - 2020-09-06   Espoo Ciné (moved from May to September due to Covid-19)
    2020-09-03 - 2020-09-13   Helsinki Design Week
    2020-09-05 - 2020-09-06   Helsingin Sarjakuvafestivaalit (comics festival)
    2020-09-17 - 2020-09-27   Rakkautta & Anarkiaa - Helsinki International Film Festival
    2020-09-18 - 2020-09-19   Tomaatteja! Tomaatteja!, Hämeenlinna (Stand Up Comedy, (moved from May to September due to Covid-19))
    2020   Luontoelokuvafestivaali Vaasa Wildlife (conference about climate changes)
October   2020-10-04 - 2020-10-10   Silakka Markkinat, Helsinki (baltic herring market)
    2020-10-20 - 2020-10-25   Tanssivirtaa Tampereella, Tampere (dance festival, moved from May to October due to Covid-19
December   2020-12-06   Suomen Itsenäisyyspäivä, Helsinki (Finlands independence day)

Sports

January:   2021-01-15 - 2021-01-16   Arctic Lapland Rally, Rovaniemi
  2021   Lapland Quest, Nuottavaara (south of Kolari) (dogsledge race)
February:   2021   Umpihankihiihdon MM-kisat, Pudasjärvi (off-track skiing championship and snowshoe trekking)
    2021-02-24 - 2021-02-27   Finland Ice Marathon, Kuopio
    2021-02-27 - 2021-02-28   Finlandiahiihto, Lahti (ski marathon)
    2021   Oulun Tervahiihto, Oulu (ski marathon)
March:   2021-03-07 + 2021-03-13   Pirkan Hiihto, Tampere (x-country ski races)
    2021   Tornion Suurpilkit (ice fishing)
April:   2021   Yukigassen, Kemijärvi (snowball fight competition)
    2021   Saami Ski Race, Enontekiö - Kautokeino (N) (30, 60 and 90 km x-country race)
June:   Cancelled due to Covid-19   Suomi Meloo, Jyväskylä - Ruotsinpyhtää (canoe race)
July:   Cancelled due to Covid-19   Eukonkannon MM-kisat, Sonkajärvi (wife carrying World Championships)
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Sulkavan Suursoudut, Sulkava (rowing race)
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Suopotkupallo - Swamp Soccer, Hyrynsalmi
    2020-07-20 - 2020-07-26   Pudasjärven Urheililjat Pilikkiviikko (summer ice fishing championship)
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Karelia-Soutu, Joensuu (rowing boat races)
August:   2020-08-01 - 2020-08-02   Salla Kansallinen Suunnistuskisa (midnight marathon and orientation run)
    2020-08-01 - 2020-08-05   Pirkan Soutu, Tampere (rowing boat race, will take place, but due to Covid-19 in separated groups)
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Neste Rally Finland, Jyväskylä
    2020-08-07 - 2020-08-09   Norsupallo, Savonlinna (elephantball championship)
    2020   Lapland Classic, Hetta - Pallas / Äkäslompolo (73 and 143 km multi-day hikes)
  Cancelled due to Covid-19   Valtteri Bottas Duathlon, Pajulahti (running & mountainbiking)
    2020-08-23   Pirkan Pyöräily, Tampere (bicycle race, moved from June to August due to Covid-19)
    Cancelled due to Covid-19   Midnattsloppet Helsingfors
October   2020-10-04 + 2020-10-11   Pirkan Hölkkä, Tampere (33 km run)
    2020-10-09 - 2020-10-11   Finlandia Trophy, Vantaa
November:   2020-11-21 - 2020-11-22   World Cup Levi
    2020-11-27 - 2020-11-29   Ruka Nordic, Kuusamo (nordic ski worldcup)