Helsinki Festival is the largest arts festival in Finland, organised annually in late summer. The festival’s aim is to make art accessible for all. The programme line-up features classical and world music, theatre, dance, circus and visual arts as well as a range of urban events.

– In 2017, the Helsinki Festival is organised on Aug 17th – Sept 3rd. The programme is published in April.

– The Night of the Arts is next arranged on August 24th 2017.

– In 2016, the festival had approx. 200 000 visitors

– Helsinki Festival is one of the four main organizers of the Musica nova Helsinki new music festival.

– Helsinki Festival operates under the auspices of the Helsinki Week Foundation, established by the City of Helsinki.

– The executive body of the Helsinki Week foundation is its Board. Members of the Board are elected by the Helsinki City Board to serve a two-year term.


Helsinki Festival is honored with the EFFE Label 2015-2016.