Events

Get to know local life by taking part in events! As the provincial capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi has long been - and still is - a venue for northern happenings. Some events are bigger, others smaller, but all are worth experiencing. All events listed here are authentic and locally organised - check out which ones coincide with your stay!

Check here events/sights for this week: 22.8. - 28.8.2016

See Lapland Culture Calendar for tips and events in the whole of Lapland.

See also our event highlights by selecting a category below.

Add your event to our calendar!

Are you organising an event that potentially interests travellers visiting Rovaniemi? Kindly submit event details by email to info(at)visitrovaniemi.fi. In case you want your event featured in our Finnish calendar, please submit content in Finnish.

E.g., 24.08.2016
E.g., 24.08.2016
Rovaniemi Church
01.06.2016 - 18:4508.06.2016 - 18:4515.06.2016 - 18:4529.06.2016 - 18:4506.07.2016 - 18:4513.07.2016 - 18:4520.07.2016 - 18:4527.07.2016 - 18:4503.08.2016 - 18:4510.08.2016 - 18:4517.08.2016 - 18:4524.08.2016 - 18:4531.08.2016 - 18:45
Kirkkolampi pond
On Wednesdays 1.6. - 31.8 at 18.45 - 20.00 Evening at Kirkkolampi pond. Address Rauhankatu 70. Devotions, music and pilgrimage around Kirkkolampi pond etc. Weather permitting. Not on Wednesday 22.6.2016.
26.08.2016 (All day) to 27.08.2016 (All day)
Arctic Circle
Fri 26.8. - Sat 27.8. Santa's Future Cup 2016 rally sprint. Rovaniemi, Arctic Circle. First car starts on Fri at 14 and on Sat at 12. Tickets: 1 day 8 €, 2 days 15 €. More information: www.futurecup.fi...
05.05.2016 - 14:0028.05.2016 - 16:0009.06.2016 - 18:3018.06.2016 - 13:3010.07.2016 - 17:0024.07.2016 - 18:3007.08.2016 - 18:3010.08.2016 - 18:3027.08.2016 - 16:0012.09.2016 - 18:3016.09.2016 - 18:3025.09.2016 - 18:3014.10.2016 - 18:3023.10.2016 - 15:00
Central sports field (Keskuskenttä)
Rovaniemi Football Club (RoPS) home games. Central sports field (Keskuskenttä) Thu 5.5.2016 at 14:00 RoPS - FC Lahti Sat 28.5.2016 at 16:00 RoPS - SJK Thu 9.6.2016 at 18:30 RoPS - IFK Mariehamn Sat 18.6.2016 at 13:30 RoPS - Ilves Sun 10.7.2016 at 17:00 RoPS - FC Inter Sun 24.7.2016 at 18:30 RoPS -...
Rovaniemi Church
01.06.2016 - 18:4508.06.2016 - 18:4515.06.2016 - 18:4529.06.2016 - 18:4506.07.2016 - 18:4513.07.2016 - 18:4520.07.2016 - 18:4527.07.2016 - 18:4503.08.2016 - 18:4510.08.2016 - 18:4517.08.2016 - 18:4524.08.2016 - 18:4531.08.2016 - 18:45
Kirkkolampi pond
On Wednesdays 1.6. - 31.8 at 18.45 - 20.00 Evening at Kirkkolampi pond. Address Rauhankatu 70. Devotions, music and pilgrimage around Kirkkolampi pond etc. Weather permitting. Not on Wednesday 22.6.2016.
Music and cultural events in Rovaniemi, Lapland
01.09.2016 - 19:00
Korundi
Thu 1.9.2016 Lapland Chamber Orchestra: Movie Concert 'Sons and Daughters' Erna Tauro: Höstvisa (Autumn Song) arr. Hans-Erik Holgersson Outi Tarkiainen: The Earth, Spring’s Daughter) Video work: Elina Oikari Lighting design: Riikka Vuorenmaa Text: a collage of sámi poetry Joint...
Events in Rovaniemi Church
01.09.2016 - 19:00
Rovaniemi Church
Thu 1.9. at 19:00 Organ concert by Pekka Piiroinen in Rovaniemi Church. Free entrance! Program 5 €. Organized by Rovaniemi parish. More information here ...
Events in Rovaniemi Church
05.09.2016 - 19:00
Rovaniemi Church
Mon 5.9. at 19:00 Church concert by Lavrenchukin family orchestra in Rovaniemi Church. Free entrance! Program 5 €. Organized by Rovaniemi parish. More information here ...
Events in Rovaniemi Church
07.09.2016 - 19:00
Rovaniemi Church
Wed 7.9. at 19:00 Church concert 'Pianists on the Fells 20 years' in Rovaniemi Church. Organized by Rovaniemi parish. More information here ...
Events in Rovaniemi Church
07.09.2016 - 19:00
Rovaniemi Church
Mon 07.09. at 19 Concert of Lavrenchuk musical family. Free entrance, program 5 €...
08.09.2016 (All day) to 11.09.2016 (All day)
Thu-Sun 8.-11.9.2016 International Grand Market. Rovaniemi. Popular international markets are making distinctive national products available to the general public. www.eurooppamarkkinat.fi
05.05.2016 - 14:0028.05.2016 - 16:0009.06.2016 - 18:3018.06.2016 - 13:3010.07.2016 - 17:0024.07.2016 - 18:3007.08.2016 - 18:3010.08.2016 - 18:3027.08.2016 - 16:0012.09.2016 - 18:3016.09.2016 - 18:3025.09.2016 - 18:3014.10.2016 - 18:3023.10.2016 - 15:00
Central sports field (Keskuskenttä)
Rovaniemi Football Club (RoPS) home games. Central sports field (Keskuskenttä) Thu 5.5.2016 at 14:00 RoPS - FC Lahti Sat 28.5.2016 at 16:00 RoPS - SJK Thu 9.6.2016 at 18:30 RoPS - IFK Mariehamn Sat 18.6.2016 at 13:30 RoPS - Ilves Sun 10.7.2016 at 17:00 RoPS - FC Inter Sun 24.7.2016 at 18:30 RoPS -...
Music and cultural events in Rovaniemi, Lapland
15.09.2016 - 19:00
Korundi
Thu 15.9.2016 Lapland Chamber Orchestra: Chamber Symphony Concert I 'Viennese with a Swedish Twist' Anton Webern: Orchesterstücke op.6 arr. for chamber ensemble Anton Webern Rolf Martinsson: Garden of Devotion op.97 text: Rabindranath Tagore Joint commission Finnish premiere Gustav Mahler:...
05.05.2016 - 14:0028.05.2016 - 16:0009.06.2016 - 18:3018.06.2016 - 13:3010.07.2016 - 17:0024.07.2016 - 18:3007.08.2016 - 18:3010.08.2016 - 18:3027.08.2016 - 16:0012.09.2016 - 18:3016.09.2016 - 18:3025.09.2016 - 18:3014.10.2016 - 18:3023.10.2016 - 15:00
Central sports field (Keskuskenttä)
Rovaniemi Football Club (RoPS) home games. Central sports field (Keskuskenttä) Thu 5.5.2016 at 14:00 RoPS - FC Lahti Sat 28.5.2016 at 16:00 RoPS - SJK Thu 9.6.2016 at 18:30 RoPS - IFK Mariehamn Sat 18.6.2016 at 13:30 RoPS - Ilves Sun 10.7.2016 at 17:00 RoPS - FC Inter Sun 24.7.2016 at 18:30 RoPS -...
Annual harvest market in Pöykkölä, Rovaniemi, Lapland
20.09.2016 (All day) to 22.09.2016 (All day)
Rovaniemi Market place
Tue - Thu 20.-22.9.2016 Rovaniemi Autumn Market. Market place Tue and Wed at 9-18, Thu at 9-17.
05.05.2016 - 14:0028.05.2016 - 16:0009.06.2016 - 18:3018.06.2016 - 13:3010.07.2016 - 17:0024.07.2016 - 18:3007.08.2016 - 18:3010.08.2016 - 18:3027.08.2016 - 16:0012.09.2016 - 18:3016.09.2016 - 18:3025.09.2016 - 18:3014.10.2016 - 18:3023.10.2016 - 15:00
Central sports field (Keskuskenttä)
Rovaniemi Football Club (RoPS) home games. Central sports field (Keskuskenttä) Thu 5.5.2016 at 14:00 RoPS - FC Lahti Sat 28.5.2016 at 16:00 RoPS - SJK Thu 9.6.2016 at 18:30 RoPS - IFK Mariehamn Sat 18.6.2016 at 13:30 RoPS - Ilves Sun 10.7.2016 at 17:00 RoPS - FC Inter Sun 24.7.2016 at 18:30 RoPS -...
Music and cultural events in Rovaniemi, Lapland
28.09.2016 - 19:00
Korundi
Wed 28.9.2016 Lapland Chamber Orchestra: Chamber Symphony Concert II 'Viva Clarinet' Joseph Haydn: Overture (Symphony) in D Major to the opera L’Incontro improvviso’ Lars Karlsson: Clarinet Concerto WORLD PREMIERE Ivo Petrić: Chamber Symphony 96 07 Finnish premiere Wolfgang...
01.10.2016 (All day)
Hotel Santa Claus
Sat 1.10. 18th Roots'n River Blues -Festival , Hotel Santa Claus Kat Baloun & The Frostbites (USA/FIN), Slim Butler Trio feat. Andrew Black (FIN/USA) and Tower Of Cover (local) Showtime will be confirmed in September...
Music and cultural events in Rovaniemi, Lapland
13.10.2016 - 19:00
Korundi
Thu 13.10.2016 Lapland Chamber Orchestra: Chamber Music Concert I 'Aspects and Metamorphosis' Aulis Sallinen: String Quartet No 3 Aulis Sallinen: Some Aspects of Peltoniemi Hintriks Funeral March Antonin Dvořak: Terzetto Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for four violins in B Minor Richard Strauss...
05.05.2016 - 14:0028.05.2016 - 16:0009.06.2016 - 18:3018.06.2016 - 13:3010.07.2016 - 17:0024.07.2016 - 18:3007.08.2016 - 18:3010.08.2016 - 18:3027.08.2016 - 16:0012.09.2016 - 18:3016.09.2016 - 18:3025.09.2016 - 18:3014.10.2016 - 18:3023.10.2016 - 15:00
Central sports field (Keskuskenttä)
Rovaniemi Football Club (RoPS) home games. Central sports field (Keskuskenttä) Thu 5.5.2016 at 14:00 RoPS - FC Lahti Sat 28.5.2016 at 16:00 RoPS - SJK Thu 9.6.2016 at 18:30 RoPS - IFK Mariehamn Sat 18.6.2016 at 13:30 RoPS - Ilves Sun 10.7.2016 at 17:00 RoPS - FC Inter Sun 24.7.2016 at 18:30 RoPS -...
05.05.2016 - 14:0028.05.2016 - 16:0009.06.2016 - 18:3018.06.2016 - 13:3010.07.2016 - 17:0024.07.2016 - 18:3007.08.2016 - 18:3010.08.2016 - 18:3027.08.2016 - 16:0012.09.2016 - 18:3016.09.2016 - 18:3025.09.2016 - 18:3014.10.2016 - 18:3023.10.2016 - 15:00
Central sports field (Keskuskenttä)
Rovaniemi Football Club (RoPS) home games. Central sports field (Keskuskenttä) Thu 5.5.2016 at 14:00 RoPS - FC Lahti Sat 28.5.2016 at 16:00 RoPS - SJK Thu 9.6.2016 at 18:30 RoPS - IFK Mariehamn Sat 18.6.2016 at 13:30 RoPS - Ilves Sun 10.7.2016 at 17:00 RoPS - FC Inter Sun 24.7.2016 at 18:30 RoPS -...
Music and cultural events in Rovaniemi, Lapland
03.11.2016 - 19:00
Korundi
Thu 3.11.2016 Lapland Chamber Orchestra: Chamber Symphony Concert III 'Juha Kangas and Pēteris Vasks 70 V.' Pēteris Vasks: Wind Quintet No 2 ’Mūzika aizgãjušam fraugam’ (Music for a Deceased) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat Major Pēteris Vasks: Musica...
04.11.2016 - 21:00
Korundi
Fri 4.11.2016 at 21.00 - 22.00 Tjango! - Concert Tour. Korundi More information here .
05.11.2016 (All day) to 06.11.2016 (All day)
Lappi Arena
Sat-Sun 5.11. - 6.11.2016 Snowmobile Fair 2017. Lappi Arena. www.lapinmessut.fi Sat 5.11. at 10.00 - 18.00 Sun 6.11. at 10.00 - 16.00.
06.11.2016 - 15:00
Korundi
Sun 6.11. At 15.00 - 17.00 Music from 60 decades by Pepe Willberg
Lappi Arena at Ounasvaara
12.11.2016 - 19:00
Lappi Arena
Sat 12.11.2016 Rockin´ Christmas –concert. Lappi Areena. Legendary Animals and Procol Harum -bands and Finnish Silvennoinen & Maijanen Band. Tickets from 59,50 Eur. In advance: www.ticketmaster.fi...
The Opening of Christmas Season in Rovaniemi, Lapland
19.11.2016 - 16:00
Santa Claus Village, Arctic Circle
Sat 19.11.2016 at 16.00 The Grand Opening of the Christmas season in Rovaniemi in the Central plaza of the Santa Claus Village Let's open the Christmas season together with Santa Claus ! Rovaniemi is the hometown of Santa Claus and it is christmassy all year round. The highlight of the year is...
Music and cultural events in Rovaniemi, Lapland
24.11.2016 - 19:00
Korundi
Thu 24.11.2016 Lapland Chamber Orchestra: Chamber Symphony Orchestra 'New Releases and Old Classics' Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No 21 in C Major KV 467 ‘Elvira Madigan’ Kalevi Aho: Wind Quintet No 2 Bent Sørensen: Mignon-Papillons , Finnish premiere Ludwig van...
25.11.2016 - 19:00
Rovaniemi Church
Fri 25.11.2016 at 19 Christmas concert by Katri Helena. Rovaniemi Church. In advance: www.ticketmaster.fi
Music and cultural events in Rovaniemi, Lapland
15.12.2016 - 19:00
Korundi
Thu 15.12.2016 Lapland Chamber Orchestra: Chamber Music Concert II 'Mustonen's Magic' Einar Englund: Divertimento Upsaliensis Olli Mustonen: Piano Quintet Olli Mustonen: Sinuhe for two violins Rodion Shtshedrin: Die Fresken des Dionysius Franz Schubert: Quintet in A Major ‘Die...
Arctic Market in Arktikum
16.12.2016 (All day)17.12.2016 (All day)18.12.2016 (All day)
Arktikum
Fri-Sun 16.-18.12.2016 at 10-18 Arctic Market . Arktikum. From the Arctic Market you can find unique northern artwork and handicrafts as well as follow artisans at work. The three-day event will provide an opportunity to check the Northern art, artifacts and natural products.
16.12.2016 - 20:00
Lappi Areena
Fri 16.12.2016 at 20 Concert 'Peto on irti' by Antti Tuisku. Lappi Areena. Tickets from 49,50 €. www.lippu.fi...
Arctic Market in Arktikum
16.12.2016 (All day)17.12.2016 (All day)18.12.2016 (All day)
Arktikum
Fri-Sun 16.-18.12.2016 at 10-18 Arctic Market . Arktikum. From the Arctic Market you can find unique northern artwork and handicrafts as well as follow artisans at work. The three-day event will provide an opportunity to check the Northern art, artifacts and natural products.
Arctic Market in Arktikum
16.12.2016 (All day)17.12.2016 (All day)18.12.2016 (All day)
Arktikum
Fri-Sun 16.-18.12.2016 at 10-18 Arctic Market . Arktikum. From the Arctic Market you can find unique northern artwork and handicrafts as well as follow artisans at work. The three-day event will provide an opportunity to check the Northern art, artifacts and natural products.
Santa is on his way event in Rovaniemi, Lapland
23.12.2016 - 19:00
Santa Claus Village, Arctic Circle
Feel the magical Christmas atmosphere of Santa Claus Village in this highlight event! Each year, on December 23 rd , the day before Christmas Eve, Santa Claus departs on his journey to hand out presents to everyone around the world celebrating Christmas. Santa starts his annual mission from Santa...
Arctic Rally in Rovaniemi
26.01.2017 (All day) to 28.01.2017 (All day)
Rovaniemi
26.-28.1.2017 Arctic Lapland Rally. Rovaniemi. Held in Rovaniemi, the Arctic Lapland Rally is the only international event of its kind to use solely ice and snow-covered roads. Due to the event's history, locals know this as the Fells Rally. Already a tradition, the Rally will be now held for...
Cross-country skiing in Rovaniemi, Lapland
25.02.2017 (All day)26.02.2017 (All day)
Ounasvaara, Rovaniemi
Sat-Sun 25.-26.2.2017 62. Arctic Circle Ski Marathon Ounasvaaran Latu invites all friends of cross-country skiing to the 62. Arctic Circle Ski Marathon. More information: www.napapiirinhiihto.fi
Cross-country skiing in Rovaniemi, Lapland
25.02.2017 (All day)26.02.2017 (All day)
Ounasvaara, Rovaniemi
Sat-Sun 25.-26.2.2017 62. Arctic Circle Ski Marathon Ounasvaaran Latu invites all friends of cross-country skiing to the 62. Arctic Circle Ski Marathon. More information: www.napapiirinhiihto.fi
13.07.2017 (All day) to 15.07.2017 (All day)
Koskikatu Pedestrian Street
Thu - Fri 13.7. - 15.7.2017 Lapin Kullan Kimallus -festival 2017 . Music event in the centre of Rovaniemi, at pedestrian street
30.11.2017 (All day) to 31.03.2018 (All day)
Santa Claus Village
30.11.2017 - 31.3.2018 Snowball the musical. Santa Claus Village. Snowball is a musical weaving an enchanting story of Santa Claus and the Nordic Legends of Kalevala into a tale of magic, mystery and love. The musical is performed in English with an array of subtitle languages available via app and...
13.06.2020 (All day)14.06.2020 (All day)
Mäntyvaara, Vennivaara, Olleronvaara
13.6. - 14.6.2020 Jukola orienteering relay race. Mäntyvaara, Vennivaara, Olleronvaara.
13.06.2020 (All day)14.06.2020 (All day)
Mäntyvaara, Vennivaara, Olleronvaara
13.6. - 14.6.2020 Jukola orienteering relay race. Mäntyvaara, Vennivaara, Olleronvaara.