Lappeenranta's summer of events

Experience an unforgettable summer of events in Lappeenranta! We have listed a few of the gems below, and more tips are available on the event calendar page of Lappeenranta Events and our Monthly happenings -site!

Lepra Beer Fest 7.-8.6. & Street Food Siesta 20.6.-22.6.

Lepra Beer Fest 7.-8.6.

The local brewery, Tuju brings you a wild and unprecedented new beer event - Lepra Beer Fest 2024 - which will be held on Rakuunamäki in Lappeenranta! Lepra Beer Fest brings the hottest names in Finland’s craft beer scene together with several extremely strong brands from around Europe. 7 – 8 June 2024. 

The event features nine breweries, as well as a special booth from Tuju's new import arm, Tuju Karelian Buys. Lepra Beer Fest is organized around the Tuju Taproom and yard area, and will be able to accommodate a capacity of up to 700 people. 

Street food siesta 20.6.-22.6.

Street Food Siesta arrives to the Lappeenranta Harbour just in time for Midsummer! Welcome to enjoy international street food dishes by the shores of Lake Saimaa!

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International Grand Markets 27.-30.6.

The International Grand Markets in Harbour Square and its surroundings bring entrepreneurs from more than 30 different countries and various regions of Finland to Lappeenranta with their special products. There are stalls selling international foods, spices, ingredients handicrafts and textiles.

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Image: Juho Kuva / Visit Finland

Saimaa Cycle Tour 28.-29.6.

Saimaa Cycle Tour will involve completing a 300-km route amidst the most beautiful lakeside vistas in the world, including Lappeenranta. At the event, you will also get to enjoy the magical sunlight and enchanting atmosphere of the summer night.

Saimaa Cycle Tour is an open sports event for cyclists of all levels who want to challenge themselves to this unique cycling experience. The entire route runs along paved highways, and there are numerous drink and snack points available along the way, with hot food.

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LPR 375 -Anniversary week

The city of Lappeenranta celebrates its 375th anniversary in 2024. The joint celebrations of the whole city of Lappeenranta will take place during the Lappeenranta 375 festival weeks, starting in early August from 3rd to 17th August 2024.

During the anniversary celebrations, we honor and proudly highlight the traditions of Lappeenranta, local expertise, and the spirit of cooperation among the people of Lappeenranta. The weeks will include the Lappeenranta 375 festival day, which will be held at the fortress on August 10th, 2024. We are organizing the festival weeks in collaboration with our partners. The festival week culminates in festivities and concerts held at the Fortress on 17th of August. The event includes program for children, concert of Isaac Sene and the Last Pit of the iconic LPRHCFEST.

See the full program here!

Harbour Lights 30.-31.8.

The traditional Sataman Valot (“Harbour Lights”) event concludes the summer season at Lappeenranta Harbour Square and in Shore Park (Rantapuisto). There are musical, circus and acrobatic performances as well as various workshops for the whole family and other activities.

Summer concerts 1.6.-27.8.

Lappeenranta’s traditional summer concerts will be heard once more at the Harbour Square, Market Square, Sandcastle and Joutseno Market Square! Over the course of the summer, nearly 100 local orchestras, bands, choirs and other performers will take to the stage.

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Lappeenranta event calendar full of summer events

Summer in Lappeenranta is full of events – take a look at Lappeenranta’s event calendar here.