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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 (24.7. – 30.7.2017) 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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Arctic Art and Design Summer 2017 -art event. Arctic Light Hotel and Valtakatu-street

16/06/2017 - 27/08/2017

Others

Concert. Rovaniemi church.

05/08/2017 20.00

Jeanne d’Arc’s Water Running Marathon. Rovaniemi

06/08/2017 13.00

Sports

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

10/08/2017 18.30

Sports

Simerock. Ounaspaviljonki

11/08/2017 - 12/08/2017

Music and culture

Organ concert: Giampaolo Di Rosa. Rovaniemi Church.

11/08/2017 19.00

Harvest market. Rovakatu-street in Rovaniemi centre

11/08/2017 - 12/08/2017

Old Market Square Carnival of Rovaniemi. Old Market Square and Jätkänpuisto-park.

18/08/2017 - 20/08/2017

Markets

Football game RoPS - FC Inter. Keskuskenttä (Central sports stadium)

26/08/2017 17.00

Sports

Finnish prayer-concert. Rovaniemi Church.

27/08/2017 18.00

Ten Songs of Woman. Lappia-house

30/08/2017 - 03/09/2017

Dance music concert by Lapland Chamber Orchestra. Korundi

31/08/2017 - 01/09/2017

Music and culture

Concert: Hanna Ekola and Virpi Salo. Rovaniemi Church

01/09/2017 19.00

International Grand Market and Street Food Festival. Lordi's Square and Rovakatu street

07/09/2017 - 10/09/2017

Markets and fairs

Football game RoPS - PS Kemi. Keskuskenttä (Central sports stadium)

07/09/2017 18.30

Sports

Rovaniemi Autumn Market. Market place

12/09/2017 - 14/09/2017

Markets and fairs

Chamber symphony concert I ‘Dvorakiana’ by Lapland Chamber Orchestra. Korundi

14/09/2017 19.00

Music and culture

Concert: Joel Hallikainen. Rovaniemi Church.

15/09/2017 19.00

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

16/09/2017 17.00

Sports

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

Improvisation concert. Rovaniemi Church

24/09/2017 18.00

Chamber concert I by Lapland Chamber Orchestra. Korundi

28/09/2017 19.00

Music and culture

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

30/09/2017 17.00

Sports

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

15/10/2017 15.00

Sports

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

20/10/2017 18.30

Sports

Chamber symphony concert II by Lapland Chamber Orchestra. Korundi

25/10/2017 19.00

Music and culture

Snowmobile Fair 2018. Lappi Areena

04/11/2017 - 05/11/2017

Chamber concert II by Lapland Chamber Orchestra. Korundi

16/11/2017 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

Chamber symphony concert III by Lapland Chamber Orchestra. Korundi

22/11/2017 19.00

Music and culture

Christmas concert by Vesa-Matti Loiri. Rovaniemi Church 

30/11/2017 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

Arctic Market. Arktikum

15/12/2017 - 17/12/2017

Christmas, Markets and fairs

Christmas concert by Samuli Edelmann. Rovaniemi Church 

16/12/2017 19.00

Christmas, Music and culture

Chamber symphony concert IV by Lapland Chamber Orchestra. Korundi

21/12/2017 19.00

Music and culture

Santa is on his way in Santa Claus Village

23/12/2017 19.00

Christmas

2018 SantaPark New Year Party with Dinner

31/12/2017 20.00

Christmas

Rovaniemi 150 - Arctic Winter Races

16/02/2018 - 22/02/2018

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

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