Whether you love classical music or heavy metal, theatre or modern dance, World Rally Championship racing or international skiing and ski-jumping, top class ice hockey or American football, there is always something going on in Finland, for all ages and to suit all tastes.
This section provides detailed information on concerts and festivals throughout Finland, including film, visual arts, classical music, opera and choral, contemporary, blues, jazz, pop and rock, dance, and multi-arts festivals, concerts and events.
The first professional theatre activities began in Finland almost 140 years ago, and today the network of theatres here stretches from one end of the country to the other, with 56 receiving state support and another 40 receiving support from state and local authorities. This doesn't include the numerous smaller groups who provide travelling puppet theatre, restaurant theatre, and performance groups.
Thanks to the large number of high-quality, ultra-modern exhibition centres, and the abundance of top class hotels, there are almost one hundred exhibitions held in Finland annually. Whether its design, bio-energy, new technologies, fishing equipment, motoring, boating and sailing, or just about anything else, Finland offers the visitor the chance to see all the latest in every field.
Finland, like other Scandanavian countries, is particularly child-friendly. In every town and city there are plenty of parks and playgrounds, all kept in pristine condition, and there are numerous theme parks and amusement parks throughout Finland. In addition, Finland hosts a number of festivals specifically for children, including the Hippalot - Häme Castle Children's Festival, the International Children's Theatre Festival, the Children's Summer Festival, and the Oulu International Children's Film Festival.