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: 23.5.-29.5.2016

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

See also our event highlights by selecting a category below.

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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.

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E.g., 29.06.2016
Music and cultural events in Rovaniemi, Lapland
26.05.2016 (All day) to 29.05.2016 (All day)
Thu-Sun 26.5.-29.5.2016 KontraPunctum - old song and instrumental music festival. Korundi and Rovaniemi Church
Events in Rovaniemi Church
03.06.2016 - 19:00
Rovaniemi Church
Fri 03.06. at 19 Concert ”Songs about nature, love and longing”. Rovaniemi church...
05.06.2016 (All day) to 11.06.2016 (All day)
Santasport
5.-11.6.2016 GPC powerlifting, bench press and deadlift European Championship 2016 will be hosted by Arctic Power Team in Rovaniemi, Finland. The competition will be held in the Santasport Institute in Ounasvaara. More information: www.gpc2016.com
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 - 18:3012.09.2016 - 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 -...
11.06.2016 (All day)
Rovaniemi
Sat 11.6.2016 Rovaniemi SummerStart – get to know attractions and activities day Experience the best of summer in Rovaniemi on Saturday June 11th! During the day, people of all ages have the chance to get to try lots of activities and visit several attractions either free of charge or at a...
Market events in Rovaniemi, Lapland
17.06.2016 (All day) to 18.06.2016 (All day)
Rovakatu street
Fri-Sat 17.-18.6.2016 Rovakatu Street Market 2016 , Rovakatu street in the centre of Rovaniemi
18.06.2016 (All day) to 19.06.2016 (All day)
Arctic Circle
Sat-Sun 18.-19.6. International all breed dog show , Arctic Circle More Information: www.juhannusnayttely.com
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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 -...
Events in Rovaniemi Church
21.06.2016 - 17:00
Rovaniemi Church
Tue 21.06. at 17 Concert of Schola Cantorum Villa del Mas-choir. Choir leader Orlando Pittau. Choir presents italian choir music.
24.06.2016 (All day) to 11.07.2016 (All day)
Ounaspaviljonki
Fri - Mon 24.6. - 11.7.2016 Amusement park Suomen Tivoli , Ounaspaviljonki. Opening hours: Mon - Fri at 15-21 Sat - Sun at 12-21 On Midsummer Eve Fri 24.6. at 15-24. On Mon 11.7. at 15-20.
Market events in Rovaniemi, Lapland
28.06.2016 (All day) to 30.06.2016 (All day)
Rovaniemi Market place
Tue-Thu 28.-30.6.2016 Rovaniemi Summer Market. Market place Tue and Wed at 9-18, Thu at 9-17.
29.06.2016 (All day) to 03.07.2016 (All day)
Jutajaiset 2016 has been cancelled!!! Wed-Sun 29.6.-3.7.2016 Jutajaiset - Folklore Festival. Korundi. Jutajaiset is a folk-dance and music-based festival held since the early 70s, first in Sodankylä and, since 1995, in Rovaniemi. This Lappish festival therefore has strong roots as a major summer...
01.07.2016 (All day) to 03.07.2016 (All day)
Santasport
Fri-Sun 1.7.-3.7.2016 Kultavaskooli volleyball tournament 2016. Santasport
Rovaniemi Marathon in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
02.07.2016 (All day)
Rovaniemi
Sat 2.7.2016 Rovaniemi Marathon More information: www.rovaniemimarathon.com
05.07.2016 (All day) to 09.07.2016 (All day)
Rovaniemi
Tue 5.7. - Sat 9.7.2016 Santa Claus Cup , Rovaniemi. International Junior football tournament. More information: www.santaclauscup.fi
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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 -...
14.07.2016 (All day) to 16.07.2016 (All day)
Thu-Sat 14.-16.7. Lapin Kullan Kimallus -festival 2016 . Cultural and music event in the centre of Rovaniemi, at pedestrian street. Festival is dedicated to Irish and Scottish whisky brands from the Green Island and Finnish beer.
15.07.2016 (All day) to 17.07.2016 (All day)
Autti
Fri-Sun 15.-17.7.2016 Auttiköngäs Medieval Market, Autti Autti is situated 80 kilometres from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo. For more information please visit www.arcticfantasy.fi .
22.07.2016 (All day) to 23.07.2016 (All day)
Ounaspaviljonki
Fri-Sat 22.-23.7.2016 Finnish Pop Song Summer Festival. Ounaspaviljonki. Performers: Jari Sillanpää, Laura Voutilainen, Matti & Teppo, Jorma Kääriäinen, Eppu Normaali, Tapani Kansa, Danny and Frederik. Further information: http://www.iskelmakesa.fi/rovaniemi/
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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 -...
29.07.2016 (All day) to 30.07.2016 (All day)
Rovaniemi Central Sports Ground
Fri-Sat 29-30.07 RolloPOP festival, Rovaniemi Central Sports Ground Org. Arctic Event
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 - 18:3012.09.2016 - 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 - 18:3012.09.2016 - 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 -...
Market events in Rovaniemi, Lapland
12.08.2016 (All day) to 13.08.2016 (All day)
Rovakatu street
Fri-Sat 12.-13.8. Harvest Market 2016. Rovakatu street, in the city centre
12.08.2016 (All day) to 13.08.2016 (All day)
Ounaspaviljonki
Fri-Sat 12.-13.8.2016 Simerock. Ounaspaviljonki. More information simerock.com
19.08.2016 (All day) to 21.08.2016 (All day)
Old Market Square
Fri - Sun 19.-21.8.2016 Old Market Square Carnival of Rovaniemi, Old Market Square The Rovaniemi Old Time Fair is a unique market event, held in the Old Market Square and Jätkänpuisto Park close to the centre of Rovaniemi. Vendors, performers and customers gather to honour and commemorate this...
26.08.2016 (All day) to 27.08.2016 (All day)
Rovaniemi
Fri 26.8. - Sat 27.8. Future Cup 2016 rally sprint. Rovaniemi More information: www.futurecup.fi
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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
01.09.2016 - 19:00
Korundi
Thu 1.9.2016 at 19 Lapland Chamber orchestra: Movieconcert. Korundi. John Storgårds, leader and Virpi Räisänen, mezzo-soprano. Tickets: 20/17/9 €...
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 €...
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 - 18:3012.09.2016 - 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 -...
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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 - 18:3012.09.2016 - 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 - 18:3012.09.2016 - 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 - 18:3012.09.2016 - 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 -...
Lappi Arena at Ounasvaara
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 - 17 Music from 60 decades by Pepe Willberg Tickets 45€...
Lappi Arena at Ounasvaara
12.11.2016 - 19:00
Lappi Areena
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...
25.11.2016 - 19:00
Rovaniemi Church
Fri 25.11.2016 at 19 Christmas concert by Katri Helena. Rovaniemi Church. Tickets from 27,50 Eur. In advance: www.ticketmaster.fi
Lappi Arena at Ounasvaara
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 Rally in Rovaniemi
27.01.2017 (All day) to 28.01.2017 (All day)
Rovaniemi
27.-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
18.03.2017 (All day)
Ounasvaara, Rovaniemi
Sat 18.3.2017 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
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.