Kuopio of Events

Kuopio is well known for its numerous and diverse events. The compact size of the city and the beautiful nature surrounding it offer possibilities for organising events of all kinds, some of which attract participants from all over the world. The city of Kuopio offers support in organising and marketing events in order to help make them as successful as possible.

Why organise an event in Kuopio

Kuopio is well known as an event city for a reason. Because of the compact size of its centre, getting around on foot is effortless, and travelling from farther away easy by public transport or by car. And the events are not limited to the city centre – many of them utilise the abundant nature all around Kuopio.

As a venue to a variety of events ranging from decades old art festivals to brand new sports events, Kuopio offers something for everyone. Among the multiple events of all sizes that are held yearly, you are sure to find something that interests you.

In order to maintain the positive image that Kuopio has as an event city, there are several ongoing projects aiming to make organising events in Kuopio even easier in the future. We also actively communicate with event organisers and offer them our support to make sure that they are not left alone in the organisation process.

Kuopio as an event city

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Some of the events held in Kuopio

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Event organisation support

The city of Kuopio wants to help organise successful events. As a partner we can market the event in the official channels of Kuopio, offer information about acquiring permits and venues and give financial aid to the event organiser. By this we ensure that every step of the organisation process goes smoothly.

Before applying for organisation support, the event needs to be carefully planned. We encourage even organisers to start the planning process as early as possible. You can apply for event assistance around the year. The application for financial aid has to be submitted before the event is held, and the aid is paid afterwards.

Contact us


Laura Kokko

Marketing Coordinator

City of Kuopio, Marketing and Communications

laura.kokko@kuopio.fi 044 718 2018

Kirsi Soininen

Marketing Director

Petri Kervola

Customer Manager