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Get to know local life by taking part in events! As the provincial capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi has long been – and still is – a central venue for northern happenings. Please find the key events in Rovaniemi listed below.
This week’s (18.9. – 24.9.2017) events are listed here.  See also art exhibitions in Korundi/Rovaniemi Art Museum and temporary exhibitions in Arktikum
For events in the whole Lapland region, head to Lapland Culture Calendar.
Are you organising an event that potentially interests travellers in Rovaniemi? Kindly submit event details by email to info (a) visitrovaniemi.fi. In case you want your event featured in our Finnish calendar as well, please submit content in Finnish.

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Rovaniemi Autumn market. Market place

19/09/2017 - 21/09/2017

Markets

Piae Cantiones 2017 -concert 3/4 by early music ensemble Punctum. Korundi

21/09/2017 19.00

Music and culture

Cup of Music. Korundi

23/09/2017 16.00

Music and culture

Improvisation concert. Rovaniemi Church

24/09/2017 18.00

Concert. Rovaniemi Church

26/09/2017 18.00

Chamber concert I by Lapland Chamber Orchestra. Korundi

28/09/2017 19.00

Music and culture

Ice hockey game RoKi - Iisalmen Peli-Karhut. Lappi Areena

29/09/2017 18.30

Aurora Night in Arktikum

29/09/2017 19.30

Others

Football game RoPS - JJK. Keskuskenttä (Central sports stadium)

30/09/2017 17.00

Sports

Ice hockey game RoKi - Hermes. Lappi Areena

04/10/2017 18.30

Concert by Lapland Military Band. Rovaniemi Church 

05/10/2017 19.00

Music and culture

Ice hockey game RoKi - LeKi Hoki. Lappi Areena

06/10/2017 18.30

Football game RoPS - VPS. Keskuskenttä (Central sports stadium)

15/10/2017 15.00

Sports

Ice hockey game RoKi - Jokipojat. Lappi Areena

18/10/2017 18.30

Football game RoPS - IFK Mariehamn. Keskuskenttä (Central sports stadium)

20/10/2017 18.30

Sports

Ice hockey game RoKi - Kiekko-Vantaa. Lappi Areena

21/10/2017 17.00

Chamber symphony concert II by Lapland Chamber Orchestra. Korundi

25/10/2017 19.00

Music and culture

Ice hockey game RoKi - Hermes. Lappi Areena

28/10/2017 17.00

Christmas Story. Lappia House

02/11/2017 19.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

03/11/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Baroque Concert in Korkalovaara Chapel

03/11/2017 19.00

Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

04/11/2017 15.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Snowmobile Fair 2018. Lappi Areena

04/11/2017 - 05/11/2017

Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference

14/11/2017 - 16/11/2017

Others

Children's concert by Soiva Siili and Lapland Military Band. Korundi

14/11/2017 18.00

Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

14/11/2017 12.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Ice hockey game RoKi - Hermes. Lappi Areena

15/11/2017 18.30

Chamber concert II by Lapland Chamber Orchestra. Korundi

16/11/2017 19.00

Music and culture

Chopin Piano Concert of Lapland Music Institute students. Lappia-house, Lapland Music Institute.

17/11/2017 19.00

Music and culture

Concert: Heavy Christmas. Lappi Areena

17/11/2017 20.00

Christmas, Music and culture

The Grand Opening of the Christmas Season in Rovaniemi

18/11/2017 16.00

Christmas

Ice hockey game RoKi - Peliitat. Lappi Areena

18/11/2017 17.00

Korundi jazz concert by Antti Sarpila and Lapland Military Band. Korundi

18/11/2017 19.00

Music and culture

Ice hockey game RoKi - KeuPa HT. Lappi Areena

22/11/2017 18.30

Chamber symphony concert III by Lapland Chamber Orchestra. Korundi

22/11/2017 19.00

Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

22/11/2017 12.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

23/11/2017 12.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Ice hockey game RoKi - Ketterä. Lappi Areena

24/11/2017 18.30

Christmas Story. Lappia House

24/11/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Ice hockey game RoKi - TUTO Hoki. Lappi Areena

25/11/2017 17.00

Christmas Story. Lappia House

27/11/2017 12.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

29/11/2017 12.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Ice hockey game RoKi - SaPKo. Lappi Areena

29/11/2017 18.30

Christmas Story. Lappia House

30/11/2017 12.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas concert by Vesa-Matti Loiri. Rovaniemi Church 

30/11/2017 19.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

01/12/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Fantasy with Lumberjacks and Elves. Forestry Museum of Lapland

01/12/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Cup of Music. Korundi

02/12/2017 16.00

Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

02/12/2017 15.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

04/12/2017 12.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Concert by Lapland Military Band. Korundi

04/12/2017 19.00

Music and culture

Ice hockey game RoKi - KeuPa HT. Lappi Areena

05/12/2017 18.30

Christmas Story. Lappia House

07/12/2017 12.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Ice hockey game RoKi - Espoo United. Lappi Areena. 

08/12/2017 18.30

Traditional Christmas Market. Santasport Lapland Sports Institute

09/12/2017 - 10/12/2017

Christmas, Markets

Christmas Fantasy with Lumberjacks and Elves. Forestry Museum of Lapland

09/12/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

09/12/2017 19.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Piae Cantiones 2017 -concert 4/4 by early music ensemble Punctum. Rovaniemi Church

10/12/2017 18.00

Music and culture

Ice hockey game RoKi - Jokipojat. Lappi Areena

13/12/2017 18.30

Christmas Fantasy with Lumberjacks and Elves. Forestry Museum of Lapland

13/12/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

13/12/2017 12.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas concert by Lapland Military Band. Rovaniemi Church

14/12/2017 19.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

14/12/2017 12.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Concert of Lapland Music Institute at Korkalovaara Chapel

15/12/2017 19.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Arctic Market. Arktikum

15/12/2017 - 17/12/2017

Christmas, Markets and fairs

Christmas Fantasy with Lumberjacks and Elves. Forestry Museum of Lapland

15/12/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

15/12/2017 12.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

16/12/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas concert by Samuli Edelmann. Rovaniemi Church 

16/12/2017 19.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Fantasy with Lumberjacks and Elves. Forestry Museum of Lapland

18/12/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

18/12/2017 12.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

19/12/2017 12.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Lapland Music Institute: Finland 100 -Christmas Concert. Korundi

20/12/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

20/12/2017 12.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Chamber symphony concert IV by Lapland Chamber Orchestra. Korundi

21/12/2017 19.00

Music and culture

Christmas Fantasy with Lumberjacks and Elves. Forestry Museum of Lapland

21/12/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Fantasy with Lumberjacks and Elves. Forestry Museum of Lapland

22/12/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Santa is on his way in Santa Claus Village

23/12/2017 19.00

Christmas

Christmas Story. Lappia House

26/12/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

27/12/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Fantasy with Lumberjacks and Elves. Forestry Museum of Lapland

28/12/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

28/12/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Ice hockey game RoKi - Hermes. Lappi Areena

29/12/2017 18.30

Christmas Story. Lappia House

29/12/2017 18.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Christmas Story. Lappia House

30/12/2017 15.00

Christmas, Music and culture

2018 SantaPark New Year Party with Dinner

31/12/2017 20.00

Christmas

Ice hockey game RoKi - Peliitat. Lappi Areena

12/01/2018 18.30

Ice hockey game RoKi - Ketterä. Lappi Areena

20/01/2018 17.00

Arctic Lapland Rally. Rovaniemi

25/01/2018 - 27/01/2018

Sports

Ice hockey game RoKi - TUTO Hoki. Lappi Areena

26/01/2018 18.30

Ice hockey game RoKi - KeuPa HT. Lappi Areena

07/02/2018 18.30

Ice hockey game RoKi - Kiekko-Vantaa. Lappi Areena

09/02/2018 18.30

Ice hockey game RoKi - Iisalmen Peli-Karhut. Lappi Areena

14/02/2018 18.30

Rovaniemi 150 - Arctic Winter Races

16/02/2018 - 22/02/2018

Sports

Ice hockey game RoKi - LeKi. Lappi Areena

17/02/2018 17.00

Ice hockey game RoKi - Hermes. Lappi Areena

21/02/2018 18.30

PoroCup 2018 - Reindeer race. Mäntyvaara

24/02/2018 - 25/02/2018

Sports

Ice hockey game RoKi - Espoo United. Lappi Areena

03/03/2018 17.00

63. Arctic Circle Ski Marathon. Ounasvaara, Rovaniemi

10/03/2018

Sports

Handicrafts fair. Lappi Areena

05/05/2018 - 06/05/2018

Markets and fairs

Exploring Sustainability Under the Midnight Sun - Coming up Res Artis Meeting. Rovaniemi.

18/06/2018 - 20/06/2018

Others

Kultavaskooli -volleyball tournament. Rovaniemi

29/06/2018 - 01/07/2018

Sports

Santa Claus Cup - junior football tournament. Rovaniemi

03/07/2018 - 07/07/2018

"Kuninkuusravit 2018" - Harness race for Finnhorse mares and stallions.

27/07/2018 - 29/07/2018

Sports

Simerock 2018. Ounaspaviljonki

10/08/2018 - 11/08/2018

Music and culture

Snowball the musical. Santa Claus Village, Arctic Circle

30/11/2018 - 31/03/2019

Music and culture

Jukola orienteering relay race. Rovaniemi

13/06/2020 - 14/06/2020

Sports