Events

The Medieval Turku Event

Travel in time to joyful, bright and exciting Middle Ages! The Medieval Turku is Finland’s largest medieval and historical event. The programme combines science, art and fun in a way that generates new insights. Minstrels and troubadours in addition to many kind of entertainment provide a memorable journey to the medieval Turku for the whole family. The market stalls offer a wide range of handicrafts as well as food and drink, and in Porthaninpuisto Park, in the area for work exhibitions, craftsmen demonstrate their medieval techniques for making products. Admission to the event is free!

Ruisrock

The magical Ruisrock is one of Finland’s leading and oldest cultural events. Renowned for its unique atmosphere and stunning surroundings, the music festival is celebrated in the seaside charm of Ruissalo, Turku, on the first weekend in July. There is no age limit, and the festival will feature international stars, top Finnish artists and the most interesting up-and-comers – as well as the legendary Ruisrock atmosphere.

Baltic Jazz

Baltic Jazz is a family friendly festival taking place in the historical iron works village of Dalsbruk. The festival offers a perfect blend of classical jazz, swing music and other types of jazz, bringing in both internationally renowned artists and local musicians.

Down By The Laituri

The cultural and historical surroundings of the Cathedral Square will once again be transformed into a festival area on the last weekend of July. Down By The Laituri city festival is held in summer 2024. In addition to a great line-up of artists, the festival offers top-quality restaurant services.

Challenge Turku

Challenge Turku brings an international triathlon competition to Turku and the iconic Aura riverside. Even though the competition draws the world's best professional triathletes and their Finnish counterparts to challenge for victory, Challenge Turku is also an event for the whole family. There are few barriers to participation, with available distances for people of all ages and abilities!

Turku Sea Jazz

Turku Sea Jazz is an urban city festival, an invitation to enjoy internationally renowned jazz artists, high profile Finnish ensembles and curated culinary experiences by the Aura River. It is young and hip and reaches toward the archipelago. It is in Turku and reaches for the world.

WMOC 2024

World Masters Orienteering Championships 2024 is held in Turku! Turku offers a wide variety of excellent terrains for masters. Event center, sprint races and award ceremonies are all in walking distance from accommodations. Turku is known for its instagrammable architecture, modern restaurants, lively riverside and beautiful archipelago. Elämys DMC is the official travel partner of the event. Accommodation packages for online booking here https://elamysevents.fi/WMOC_2024?:id=WMOC_2024#/search/event

Aura Fest

Held for the 13th time, Aura Fest celebrates next time in summer 2024, as usual in Turku’s magnificent Kupittaa Park. Another high-quality line-up of artists bring music and merriment to the middle of the most beautiful park in Turku. The festival area is located within walking distance of central Turku, close to all the city’s services. Throw yourself into the atmosphere of Aura Fest and let the positive vibes lift your spirits! The event is only for visitors over 18 years old.