The city of lively events
There is a countless number of events in Kuopio area. Capital of Lakeland and its surroundings offer events of all kinds: arts, sports, entertainment, music, food, wine, hobbies, comedy, science, business – and much more. Kuopio is well-known for its dance festivals, gastronomy events and international sport events like annual Finland Ice Marathon in February. Something fun is happening here every day and events are held constantly throughout the year.
The biggest annual summer events in Kuopio are Kuopio Dance Festival in June, Kuopio Wine Festival in 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. The extensive array of performances includes dances from the top names in Finland and abroad as well as many dance classes, work-shops and free events for the public. Kuopio Wine Festival is perfect for people who love good wines, food and music. It’s held in Kuopio passenger port in beautiful lake scenery. Kuopio region’s biggest rock festival, Kuopiorock, is gorgeous music festival with Finnish and international artists.
In Kuopio there are many events for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Every year, the Kuopio Marathon and Triathlon and the winter ice skating championships are held in surroundings. There are also several food events in the city, including street food events, international food markets, fish market, harvest market and annual SATOA Kuopio Food Festival.
Tahko tourism center also also events all year round. These include many sport events, festivals, music and entertainment. Extreme Run, full-distance IRONMAN Finland Kuopio-Tahko, various races on the slopes, Tahko MTB, golf competitions and Tahko midsummer festival – Tahko Juhannus – celebrated with top performers are great reasons to have a holiday in Tahko – in every season. Autumn season´s most popular events are Tahko Oktoberfest and cross-country race, Tahko Vuorijuoksu.
In Finnish Lakeland, the local creativity produces events from incredible ingredients. Favourites in nearby areas are annual specials like international Wifecarrying World Championchips in Sonkajärvi, Oluset-festival in brewery city of Iisalmi and ice sculpture world championchips in Leppävirta.