The anniversary of the founding of Tornio is celebrated in May with festive days around the city. The event showcases the best local talent and features cultural experiences, venues, doors open days, and activities for children.
The Kalottjazz & Blues Festival is organized in Tornio and Haparanda on the week following Midsummer. The festival is one of the symbols of the close-knit and internationally unique cooperation between the two border cities.
Its program features Finnish and Scandinavian jazz and blues performed in the new festival area, in addition to the traditional church concert. Celebrating its place at the intersection of Finnish and Swedish culture, the festival invests ambitiously in the quality of its program. The festival gives the stage to both household names and up-and-coming jazz and blues performers, to the delight of music enthusiasts and the general public alike. Further information on the event: kalottjazzblues.net
Held at the turn of July in the vicinity of the old city hall, the Peräpohjola market offers a charming glimpse of how Tornio was in the early 20th century. This traditional fair event is known for its selection of high-quality handicrafts, pastries and design products.
The annual event enjoys enormous success thanks to its old-time atmosphere and entertainment for the whole family. A bustling market is enlivened by historical characters and theatre and musical performances. The full program will be published closer to the event. Entry is free of charge.