From sports events to festivals – Lahti region knows how to make an event to remember. In addition to the many sports events, the city’s calendar is filled with events around music and cityfestivals. Choose your favourites - next to come Ironman 70.3 Finland.
An event for all unprejudiced sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. Participants are allowed only running shoes, socks and headgear, women are allowed to wear a top. The Nakukymppi trail (10 km) runs mainly along peripheral forests in a beautiful Finnish summer landscape in Padasjoki.
A Medieval encampment raises in Hollola Medieval church village during the medieval fair. The theme of our event is year 1418. There will be a grand tournament, “tournament of the foot”, a horse tournament and various displays of archery, gunnery and a trebuchet.
The Lahti Block Party is an urban street event for everyone in the center of Lahti on Saturday, August 11 at 15-22. The block party fills the pedestrian street of Rautatienkatu and Lanu Square with music, art, workshops, dance, theater, vegetarian food and a versatile children's program.
Iitti Music Festival is an event focusing primarily on chamber music. This year the festival will be visited by Oscar winner, composer Gabriel Yared. We'll also hear a première of a composition commissioned by the Iitti Music Festival, composed by Heiner Goebbels. The Festival culminates in the hauling of a piano up to the site of an ancient hill fortress for a midnight open-air concert.
The concerts take place in the beautiful countryside in e.g. manor houses and churches. The program is focused on both classical and contemporary music. This year we'lle hear for example Baroque Group Baccano, Bellosio-violinist Elisar Riddelin and Jyväskylä Symphony Orchestra with soprano Johanna Rusanen-Kartano.
The Sibelius Festival of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra gathers annually Sibelius enthusiasts from all over the world to Lahti. This year's theme is Sibelius - Baltic to celebrate the centenary of the foundation of Estonia. Legendary Sibelius conductor Neeme Järvi will visit the festival with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.
The international orienteering relay competitions, the 70th Jukola Relay and the 41st Venla Relay, will be held in the towns of Lahti and Hollola. Record, almost 20.000 participants have registered to join the relay. Join us to cheer and experience the magic of the event.
The City of Lahti is proud to present Nokian Tyres IRONMAN 70.3 Finland - for the first time ever in Finland. Ironman 70.3 Finland combines the unique characteristics of triathlon sport, with Finnish midnight sun, leisuretime with friends, high quality services and a wonderful atmosphere in a breathtaking setting.
Nostalgic cars on gravel roads of the Lahti Region. The race belongs to the FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championships series. The race centre is located at Lahti Harbour, so it is nice to follow the event and admire the beutiful old race cars from the restaurant terraces.