Summer events in Rovaniemi – meet the local culture

Live through festivals and other Rovaniemi summer festivities, that are celebrated under the midnight sun.

Rovaniemi’s summer is full of magical events taking place under the midnight sun. From music festivals to folk music and sport events, the arctic capital offers summer events that helps you to connect with local people, lifestyle and culture.

Familiarize with arctic art and culture

With a Rovaniemi Culture Pass, you’ll get a entrance ticket to three Rovaniemi’s premier cultural attractions: Korundi House of Culture, Arktikum, and Science Center Pilke.

Finnish art & culture in festivals

Organized at the beginning of August, Simerock music festival brings créme de la créme of Finnish music artists to Rovaniemi. During the summer months, some smaller festivals take place around the Rovaniemi city. Live music played in pubs and restaurants through summer.

Rovaniemi week is a cultural week that gives insights into local culture. It is held annually in September, when summer starts to turn into fall. Jutajaiset, combination of folk dance, folk music and culture take place during Rovaniemi week.

Enjoy arctic football in the heart of the city

Rovaniemi football stadium is located right at the heart of the city. High-level football games take place there all summer long. Check the other sport events from Rovaniemi event calendar.

There’s no other finnish summer event like the Midsummer Eve celebration

Probably the biggest event and definitely the most loaded with cultural traditions is Midsummer celebration during the summer solstice at the end of June. The exact date varies but is set on Saturday between the 20th and 26th of June. Midsummer celebration is rich in tradition including cottage life with friends, sauna and of course staying up late admiring the magical midnight sun. Midsummer celebration marks the start of summer holiday season in Finland.