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Wonderful summer-2019 in Finland: lots of holiday events

Finland-2019 is pleased to offer a wide range of opportunities – for lovers of outdoor activities and sports, for romantics and dreamers, for fans of any music (jazz, rock, etc.) and dance, gourmet and just for those who want to have a great summer vacation!

So, what sports events are expected in the country in the summer? You can take part in:

  • various running marathons:  Helsinki Half Marathon 2019 (8 June), Paavo Nurmi Marathon  (17 August, Turku), Helsinki Marathon + 10 km 2019 (24 August), Midnight Run Helsinki (31 August 2019);
  • bicycle races: Royal Cycling (7 July, Lahti);
  • autorally:  Neste Rally Finland (1-4 August, Jyväskylä – Central Finland).

Do you wish something unusual? Then you shouldn’t miss:

  • Trollingträff Åland – Salmon trolling contest 2019 (5-8 June). Lucky anglers will be awarded!;
  • Viaporin Tuoppi – the biggest race for wooden sailboats in Europe (17 August, Suomenlinna – Helsinki).

Where to go for those who prefer a relaxing holiday? Let’s see:

  • Wilderness Canoeing Adventure in Nuuksio National Park (June 1, 8, 15, 21, 27, 29 + July 4, 6, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30 + August 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 – Helsinki);
  • Seurasaari Midsummer bonfires on the island-reserve = nature, music, complete relaxation (21 June);
  • Berry/Mushroom Picking in Nuuksio 2019 (July 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 + August 2,7,9, 14,16, 21, 23,30).

Music lovers also will not be bored – they will find an abundance of classic, jazz, rock and other music events & festivals:

  • Helsinki concerts of Lenny Kravitz (1 June), ZZ Top (4 June), Backstreet Boys (5 June), Julio Iglesias (12 June), Sting (13 June), Muse (18 June), Bob Dylan (24 June), Ed Sheeran (23 July), The Offspring (25 July),
  • performance of the piano virtuoso Denis Matsuev (16 June, Helsinki);
  • Tampere Guitar Festival (3-9 June);
  • Tuska Festival 2019 – for those who adore heavy metal (28-30 June, Helsinki);
  • Helsinki Chamber Music Festival 2019 (3-6 July);
  • Ruisrock (5-7 July, Turku);
  • Turku Music Festival (8-22 August, Turku);
  • Etno-Espa 2019 – sounds of folk music (5-14 August);
  • Flow Festival 2019 (9-11 August, Helsinki);
  • Viapori Jazz 2019 (20-24 August, Suomenlinna – Helsinki).

Would you like to dance? Welcome to:

  • Kaktus-festivaali – dance festival (5 June);
  • Helsinki Samba Carnaval 2019 (7-9 June).

And yet – festivals for gourmets and beer lovers:

  • Taste of Helsinki (14-17 June);
  • New Potato Festival (15-16 June, Turku);
  • Craft Beer Helsinki 2019 (4-6 July);
  • Mänttä Food Festival (30-31 August, Tampere).

So, let’s study the detailed calendar of Finnish summer holidays and festivals-2019 and choose the appropriate option.

Have a wonderful summer holidays!

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