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Helsinki Festival -Events
Helsinki Festivals and Events Guide - TravelPuppy.com
The following is a selection of festival - events occurring in Helsinki in 2005:
Runeberg Day Poet J L Runeberg is commemorated with a day of cake eating, February, throughout the city.
Snow Church During hard winters is this chilly edifice raised, February-March 2003, Senate Square.
Helsinki International Boat Show February, Helsinki Fair Centre
Helsinki Beer Festival Held in late March, The Cable Factory
May Day 1st May, throughout Helsinki
Kruununhaka, Halkolaituri Helsinki Day Festival celebrating founding day of Helsinki, 12th June, throughout city.
Juhannusvalkeat Midsummer’s eve celebration with bonfires, folk music and dancing, 21st June, Seurasaari Island
Finnish City Midsummer Festival with open-air concerts and dancing, 20th-22nd June, Hameenlinna, Hame Castle Park.
Savonlinna Opera Festival Early July-early August, Savonlinna.
Jazz and Tango Festival July, Seurasaari Island
Storyville Jazz Club Jazz events, July, various venues
Vantaa Baroque Week, early August Early August, various venues
Helsinki City Marathon August, starts at the statue of Paavo Nurmi and ends at Olympic Stadium.
Helsinki Music Nova Off-beat music festival, August-September, various venues
Helsinki Festival Festival of dance, music, theatre, August-September, various venues
Forces of Light Illumination of the city, November-December, throughout the city
Independence Day Honour guard and procession, 6th December, Senate Square
New Year’s Eve 31st December, Senate Square
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