Medieval festival in Cēsis Castle Complex

Cesis Castle Complex will turn into gates of history, and every visitor has the opportunity to enjoy historic traditions and to compete, wrestle, learn and try varied different medieval activities hand in hand with merchants, craftsmen, peasants,and musicians of the medieval times. The main topic of festival in 2017 is higiena in the medieval times.

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Wildlife Vaasa International Nature film festival

Wildlife Vaasa International Nature film festival is located on the West Coast of Finland, and it was held in the city of Vaasa every second year, since 2002. Since its conception, it has grown in stature receiving commendation from participants, delegates, media and the public world-wide. The upcoming 8th biennial edition of the festival will be organized from 28th September to 2nd October 2016 and it will host the 8th international nature film competition. The competition aims to raise public awareness , as well as to participate in a global dialogue about Nature and The Environment.

Connecting Europeans

Jukka Vilen, the City Director from the City of Kemi encouraged the UBC member cities to join the campaign launched by the City of Joensuu (Finland), presenting the unity of Europeans.

The campaign is targeted at European cities, towns and municipalities. As the City of Joensuu claims:  “We are Europe – in our work, in our joy and in our sorrows. We create Europe through our shared lives; together we must make it yet better.”

Korsholm Music Festival

The coastline of Ostrobothnia in Western Finland is among the most beautiful regions in the Nordic Countries. The only UNESCO nature world heritage site in Finland  is situated in Korsholm, in Kvarken, the archipelagoarea between Finland and Sweden. Since 1983 Korsholm Music Festival has invited leading nordic and international artists to perform in unique surroundings of historic concert halls, museums, rustic archipelago rooms and wooden churches, so typical for the westcoast of Finland.