Lappeenranta's summer of events

Experience an unforgettable summer of events in Lappeenranta! We have listed a few of the gems below, and more tips are available on the event calendar page of Lappeenranta Events.

Leikitään Pikku Kakkosta children’s summer tour 13 June 2023

The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare’s local branches and their partners will organise a picnic-themed event with plenty of family activities in the Radiotalo lawn area of the Fortress on 13 June 4 pm–7 pm. The event will culminate in a concert that will engage the audience in song and play, with the familiar hosts of the Pikku Kakkonen children’s TV show.

LPRHC Fest 16-17 June 2023

LPRHC Fest is a two-day music festival in Huhtiniemi that centres around punk, hardcore, alternative rock and related phenomena.

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International Grand Markets 29 June - 2 July 2023

The International Grand Markets in Harbour Square and its surroundings bring entrepreneurs from more than 30 different countries and various regions of Finland to Lappeenranta with their special products. There are stalls selling international foodstuffs, handicrafts and textiles as well as a children’s fair.

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Saimaa Cycle Tour 7–8 July 2023

Saimaa Cycle Tour will involve completing a 300-km route amidst the most beautiful lakeside vistas in the world, including Lappeenranta. At the event, you will also get to enjoy the magical sunlight and enchanting atmosphere of the summer night.

Saimaa Cycle Tour is an open sports event for cyclists of all levels who want to challenge themselves to this unique cycling experience. The entire route runs along paved highways, and there are numerous drink and snack points available along the way, with hot food.

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Old Town Festival 28–29 July 2023

The Old Town Festival – now being held for the second time – is a three-day event experience at the Lappeenranta Fortress, centred on an 18th century market. In addition, the event features live music, food and drink, historical street shows, work demonstrations and a variety of historical performances from days past, such as swordfights and old dances. The event simultaneously entertains and educates the audience about Lappeenranta’s important local history.

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Harbour Lights 26 August 2023

The traditional Sataman Valot (“Harbour Lights”) event concludes the summer season at Lappeenranta Harbour Square and in Shore Park (Rantapuisto). There are musical, circus and acrobatic performances as well as various workshops for the whole family and other activities.

Summer concerts

Lappeenranta’s traditional summer concerts will be heard once more at the Harbour Square, Market Square, Sandcastle and Joutseno Market Square! Over the course of the summer, nearly 100 local orchestras, bands, choirs and other performers will take to the stage.

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Lappeenranta event calendar full of summer events

Summer in Lappeenranta is full of events – take a look at Lappeenranta’s event calendar here.