During the Sea Days in mid-July, maritime matters are the common theme of the programme. The main venue for the street party is the Maritime Quarter in the eastern harbour of Mariehamn – a vibrant maritime environment with boatbuilding, smithery and other crafts. Some of the activities take place at sea aboard the galleas Albanus.
More information: http://www.visitaland.com/en/do/the-aland-sea-days/
Annual Kotka Maritime festival is a city-wide festival that encompasses arts, music, sport and whole family fun. It attracts around 200 000 visitors to hundreds of events around Kotka main island and nearly islands. The festival is over 50 years old and rooted in the sea and harbor culture. These days it offers a variety of activities and attracts families with children and people with roots and affiliation to Kotka and a huge crowd from Kymenlaakso and Uusimaa and greater Helsinki area.
Festival «Kymojien Lohisoitto» is held in Kotka-Hamina region from 7th to 11th of June.
Concert-opening of festival is in Kotka concert hall on 7th June where Kymi Sinfonietta and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra will perform in Finland 100 themed concert. Festival has various programme consisting free of charge concerts as well.
More information: www.lohisoitto.fi
The traditional Fish market in Kotka at Sapokka square is twice a year: in spring and autumn. At the fish market, there is a great variety of fish foods and tools for fish processing, fishing equipment and many other products made in Finland and Kotka. The market is open on both days at 10-16.
You can also try a traditional Kotka baltic herring fish freshly fried.
More information: www.merikala.fi
Kotka Housing & Building fair is to be arranged for the first time.
The themes are home, interior, summer-houses, cleaning, ventilation, heating elements, energy alternatives, water supplies, household appliances, repairs, drain solutions, garden etc.
More information: https://www.visitkotkahamina.fi/en/kotka-housing-building
The Iceberaker Sampo offers a unique cruise experience on the Gulf of Bothnia right outside the city center of Kemi. The union of the majestic steel, ice and sea is unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced. Sampo has operated since 1961, first as an icebreaker for the Finnish government, and in tourism since 1988. A cruise on Sampo offers you the most exciting, memorable moments in the Arctic nature; while the huge vessel breaks ice, you may admire the beauty of vast open ice fields all around, and the ever changing sky above.