Behind the Scenes: Tom of Finland Movie exhibition

Behind the Scenes: Tom of Finland Movie exhibition allows visitors to take a glimpse behind the scenes of a film shoot and opens the door to the fascinating world of filmmaking.

Dome Karukoski’s international biopic tells the inspiring story of Touko Laaksonen, aka Tom of Finland (1920‒1991), whose art changed the world. The exhibition features film props, costumes and set designs as well as making-of still photographs and video interviews of the cast and crew.

It is suitable for all ages and accessible for visitors with restricted mobility.

The SHIFT Business Festival

Collaborate, learn, share.

Unique outdoor business festival and network event for scale up companies, investors and business influencers.

The SHIFT aims to turn the traditional conference on its head. In a great conference, the collaboration and the conversation is the content. That’s why, at The SHIFT, there will be no normal panels, no boring keynotes and no distractions from the real task at hand – engaging in meaningful conversation and building deeper relationships with other participants.


The 79th meeting of the UBC Executive Board will be held in Berlin on 15 June 2017 in conjunction with the 8th Annual Forum of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Berlin, 13–14 June 2017.

International Grand Markets in Finland

International Market events are the pinnacle of markets. Only a handful of selected traders selling high quality, specialist products are permitted to participate from each country or specific region. Dealing directly with vendors is quite an experience for the average consumer e.g. purchasing pasta from an Italian trader or buying chocolate from a Belgian vendor trading from their elaborately decorated catering units. A group of around 250-traders, dealing in high quality produce, tour the International Market events. 

Classic Motorshow

The Classic Motor Show is Finland's largest classic vehicle show. On display there are hundreds of past decades classics and everyday nostalgia, industry experts, brand clubs, retailers, processing services, supporting events and others. The exhibition will be held in Lahti Fair Center. All the Exhibition Center during the exhibition halls are in use.

The Paavo Nurmi Games

The first Paavo Nurmi Games was arranged in 1957 as a birthday present to Nurmi on his 60th birthday. During his career Nurmi took 9 Olympic Gold medals and was among the first athletes to be nominated in the IAAF Hall of Fame. The tradition has gone on ever since and the event is held every year at the Paavo Nurmi Stadium named after the legendary runner.

Tom of Finland Musical

What cannot be said out loud must be drawn. What cannot be drawn must be sung.

Tom of Finland musical follows Touko Laaksonen’s journey into Tom of Finland. It depicts the voyage of the talented and exceptional son of two teachers from Kaarina into one of Finland’s globally best-known artists.

The musical invites the audience to play with the idea that Tom of Finland and his art have been one of the major influencers worldwide on gay rights and equality.

Tom of Finland musical is part of "Finland 100" centenary celebrations.