Summer of events

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.


Padasjoen nakukymppi

Crazy Finns!
Nakukymppi 15 Jun 2018

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.

Suuret oluet

Great Beers - Small Breweries 5-7 Jul 2018

The festival showcases craft beers, ciders, long drinks, distillery products, and soft drinks produced by microbreweries. The festival is held in Lahti Harbour.

Hollolan keskiaikaseura

Hollola Medieval Market
20-22 Jul 2018

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.

Block Party

Lahti Block Party 11 Aug 2018

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.

Anianpellon markkinat

Anianpelto Fair 10-11 Aug

A traditional market event at Kalmarinranta beach, Vääksy. In addition to fair booths there is a lot of program, such as traditional competitions, music and Miss Anianneito pageant.

Ace Corner Finland

Events at Ace Corner Finland and Motorcycle Museum

The Motorcycle Museum in Lahti hosts events every week during the summer. Motorbike brand meetings, American car shows and rock concerts.



Green Grass Music

Green Grass Music

Free park concerts in the Pikku-Vesijärvi Park, by Green Grass Café. All kinds of music from rock to pop and rap. Concerts 26 May, 9, 16 and 30 Jun, 14 and 28 Jul as well as 18 Aug.

Iitti Music Festival

Iitti Music Festival
13-16 Jun 2018

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.

Sysmän Suvisoitto

Sysmän Suvisoitto -
Sysmä Summer Sounds
30 Jun - 7 Jul 2018

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.

Ruuhijärvi Rockabilly Festival

Instrumental rock festivals

NRF 30 Jun 2018
Instrumental rock festival in Art Centre Taarasti.

Ruuhijärvi Rockabilly Festival
7 Jul 2018

Held at Ruuhijärvi village house. Free bus ride from Lahti.

Summer Up

Summer Up Festival
13-14 Jul 2018

Summer Up Festival is the biggest urban music festival in Finland, gathering tens of thousands of visitors and dozens of Finnish and international top artists in Lahti Energy Event Park.


Nightwish 21 Jul 2018

Nightwish will be performing a concert at Lahti Energia Event Park. The concert is part of the Decades world tour and is the only concert in Finland this summer. Support at the concert are Finnish Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus and Beast In Black.


Lahti Organ Festival
6-12 Aug 2018

The Sibelius Festival of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra gathers annually Sibelius enthusiasts from all over the world to Lahti. The orchestra offers a long weekend for all the friends of Sibelius’s music at the Sibelius Hall, widely praised for its acoustics.

Uriah Heep

Uriah Heep 11 Aug 2018

Uriah Heep, an unforgettable giant of rock music, will arrive in  Ace Corner Finland, Lahti. The band will be seen as the lead star of Ace Corner's Hard Rock Night event.


Lahti Symphony Orchestra:
Hitchcock's Vertigo
23-24 Aug 2018

Vertigo is a thrilling movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Now you'll have a once in a lifetime chance to see the movie and hear Bernard Herrman's music performed by the Lahti orchestra in Sibelius Hall.


Sibelius Festival 6-9 Sep 2018

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.




Lahti-Hollola Jukola
16-17 Jun 2018

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.


Ironman 70.3 Finland
30 Jun 2018

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.


SuurHollola Trotting Race
30 Jun - 1 Jul 2018

The trotting race is held at Jokimaa Trotting Centre, Lahti. The buggest annual event of the region with great prizes.

Lahti Historic Rally

Historic Rally 10-11 Aug 2018

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.

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas Duathlon
19 Aug 2018

The charity event, names after Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas, will be held in picturesque Pajulahti Sports Centre sceneries. There are series for both top athletes and families.  Valtteri Bottas has chosen to support UK charity Starlight Children’s Foundation.