Sports, music, and cultural events no matter the season.

Events in Kuopio

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Kuopio is well-known for its dance festivals, gastronomy events and international sport events including the annual Finland Ice Marathon in February. Indeed, something fun is happening here every day and events are held constantly throughout the year.

The biggest annual summer events in Kuopio are the Kuopio Dance Festival in June, Kuopio Wine Festival at the beginning of July and Kuopiorock at the end of July or early August. Kuopio Dance Festival is one of Scandinavia’s oldest and most important dance events with an extensive array of performances including dances from the top names in Finland and abroad as well as many dance classes, workshops and free events for the public.

Kuopio Wine Festival is perfect for those among us who love good wines, food and music. It’s held in Kuopio passenger port against the beautiful lake scenery. Is there anything more divine than a crisp wine and a delightful backdrop? If you want to really let loose, Kuopio region’s biggest rock festival, Kuopiorock, is a music festival that welcomes Finnish and international artists and is gaining popularity every year.

In Kuopio there are also many events for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Every year, the Kuopio Marathon and the winter ice skating championships are held in the stunning natural surroundings. There are also several food events in the city, including street food events, international food markets, fish markets, harvest markets and annual SATOA Kuopio Food Festival.

Kuopion tapahtumat, Wine Festival, viinijuhlat

Events in Tahko and surrounding areas

Tahko, our magnificent holiday resort is home to many events throughout the year from sports to music and everything in between. Live music, afterski, stand-up shows, theater experiences, alpine races, international sports events, golf competitions, colorful family-friendly slope events, Tahko Midsummer festival and much more – no matter the time of year you visit.

In Finnish Lakeland, the local creativity and customs mean you’ll be able to attend events that are truly unique to this region. Favourites in nearby areas are annual events like the International Wifecarrying World Championships in Sonkajärvi and Oluset-festival in the brewery city of Iisalmi.

Highlights of the year


Kuopio Dance Festival

12.06.2024 – 18.06.2024

Kuopio Dance Festival will be held from 12th to 18th of June 2024.


Watercross Tahko

18.07.2025 – 19.07.2025



25.07.2024 – 27.07.2024


ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival 2024

10.09.2024 – 15.09.2024


Finland Ice Marathon 2025