The area of Savonlinna is known for its diverse events happening all year round. During both summer and winter, there are concerts and theatre shows, interesting exhibitions, cultural events and outdoors sports.
Savonlinna does not sleep even in the winter, but hosts many high-level concerts, theatre and outdoors events which call you to spend your holiday in Savonlinna! You can also visit one of our many high-quality exhibitions during the wintertime. Candle-lit swimming at the warm spa offers a pleasant balance to the long and cold wintery evenings. Savonlinna Christmas events, like Tuomaan Markkinat within the medieval Olavinlinna Castle, are an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Savonlinna also offers two cinemas which operate all through the year.
Especially in the summer, Savonlinna charms with its international but unhurried atmosphere. Summer’s events calendar is unparalleled when world class stars come on stage during the Savonlinna Opera Festival and in other fantastic concerts. Summer theatre, guided tours, concerts, exhibitions and other events in our area offer something for everyone. In August, Savonlinna hosts the Norsupallo world championships, which is played with oversized air-filled balls.