Events

Kuopio hosts many different festivals, conventions and events during the year.  In summer, our city invites you to, among many other events, the dancing festival “Kuopio Tanssii ja Soi” and “Kuopio RockCock” rock music festival, all of which hosts many famous artists. Sports lovers will enjoy action-packed Beach Volley event Trust Kapital Open in August and autumn´s Kuopio Maraton, the most biggest running event in Eastern Finland.

Come to Kuopio to enjoy food and drink events such as Kuopio Wine Festival, which gives traditional wines and foods the local touch of Savo, or “Kalaryssäys” fish market event where you can enjoy Finnish delicacies such as freshly smoked salmon, fried vendace, and much more. The International food market and many street food events takes place in Kuopio Market square during summertime.

In winter season, the city hosts such international event as Finland Ice Marathon, which is the Finland´s biggest skating event organised on natural ice.

The pride of Kuopio is our city’s ice hockey team, KalPa, founded in 1929. Adorned in black and yellow, matches take place at the Data Group Arena, where KalPa plays both the international Champions Hockey League and National Hockey League.

 

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