Events in Lahti region

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!



Events at Ace Corner Finland and Motorcycle Museum

The museum hosts various events every week. Brand meetings, cruising events, music, Jamb-O-Rees, etc.


Museum train journey 8-9 June, 3-4 Aug and 7 Sep

The legendary museum train "Lättähattu" starts from the Lahti Sports Centre train station to Vierumäki station and back.


Day Trips to Päijänne National Park on Tuesdays 2-30 July 11am-5pm

Explore the beautiful ridge island Kelvenne and dip into Lake Päijänne from the lagoon beaches. Departure from Vääksy Canal onboard m/s Elbatar.


104-a Universala Kongreso de Esperanto 20-27 July

Lahti is proud to host the 104th Esperanto World Congress in July 2019. Welcome to Lahti - bonvenon!

Load a Lahti Guide in Esperanto here.


Karaoke Festival 20 July

The Karaoke Festival is for friends of singing in Heinola. It is possible to perform on stage and dance in karaoke dance at Heinola Market. The Karaoke world champions will also perform at the KWC concert.


Päijännepurjehdus 19-21 July

Päijännepurjehdus is an annual sailing competition end to end of Lake Päijänne, starting this year from Padasjoki southern Päijänne to northern Päijänne Jyväskylä.


Steamship Regatta 20 July

The regatta visits this summer Sysmä. The ships leave for sailing from the beach of Ilola Inn at 9.00 am to the port of Sysmä Marina, where the ships are open to the public from 12:30 to 14:00. The public also has the opportunity to cruise on ships.


ToriSport 24-27 July

The Lahti Market Square is filled with sports points and showcases. Come and test new sports, such as the Bouncy Hill, Football Darts and Football Billiard.

Luan Parle

Irish Music Festival 27 July

Two great songwriters and artists from Ireland, Luan Parle and Clive Barnes, arrive at Heinola RantaCasino.

Vintturi Jazz

Vintturi Jazz 2 Aug

Vintturi stage features a soft-sounded Kadi Vija Trio and an award-winning saxophonist and a swinging drummer Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen Duo.


Wooden Boat Regatta 1-3 Aug

Beautiful wooden boats sail on Lake Vesijärvi with Lahti Sailing Club. On Saturday there will be an escort sailing from the Ykskoivu to Myllysaari Island. On Sunday racing can be seen in front of Lahti Harbour.


Kuninkuusravit Finnhorse Trotting Race 2-4 Aug

Lahti is filled with trotting race fans when the most prestigious trotting event in the country, Kuninkuusravit, arrives this year in Jokimaa Trotting Centre, Lahti.

Splash Games

Splash Games 3 Aug

A diverse carnival in Pikku-Vesijärvi Park, Lahti. Come and try, for example paddling, kayaking and sailing. Free entry.

Street Food Festival

Street Food Festival 3-4 Aug

The yard area of the Heinola WPK House and the Art Museum is filled attractive street food stalls.

Organo Latino

Lahti International Organ Festival 5-11 Aug

Highlights of the organ week include for example Joonas Kokkonen's opera The Last Temptations in the Church of the Cross and Organo Latino held in Sibelius Hall.

Anianpellon markkinat

Anianpellon Markkinat Fair 9-10 Aug

Anianpelto market stalls rise again to Vääksy's Kalmari beach. Traditional program on the market is the choice of Miss Anianneito.

Historic Rally

Lahti Historic Rally 9-10 Aug

Lahti Historic Rally belongs to the FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Championship series. The race centre is located in the Lahti Harbour. Come along to admire the cool, old rally cars!

Valtteri Bottas Duathlon

Valtteri Bottas Duathlon 18 Aug

Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas hosts a charity event in Sports Centre Pajulahti.

Street Food Fiesta

Street Food Fiesta 28-31 Aug

Street food and international delicacies at Lahti Market Square.


Sibelius Festival 5-8 Sep

Karita Mattila and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra are among the guests at Lahti Symphony Orchestra’s Sibelius Festival.