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Events in Kouvola

There is a lot happening in Kouvola. Will you enjoying a concert or just relaxing at a christmas market?


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Kouvola has something for everyone. Check the list below and mark your calendar!

Kymi Symphony concerts

Pato Klubi Club

Kouvola around Christmas 2022

There is always plenty happening around the city to get you into the Christmas spirit. Here are a few excerpts from the selection of events in .

  • The traditional opening of the Christmas in Kouvola period takes place on 26th November. The parade, starting at 11.00, will travel through the centre of Kouvola. There will be programme at the shopping centre Manski between 11.40 - 13.00. At the pedestrian street Manski you will find Christmas market stalls.
  • Verla's Christmas Market
    Welcome to Verla's first Christmas market – meet Santa Claus and enjoy the Christmas treats. Saturday 26.11. at 11:00-16:00

  • 27th November at 12.00, Christmas Event at the Museum Quarter. The start of the Advent Season will be declared in several languages from the balcony of the Radio Museum.Rice porridge will be served at the Scouts' House, all shops and workshops are open.

  • 8th December Cristmas market, Kauppatori’s markets you can buy traditional products, like vegetables, berries, bakery, clothes, meat, fish etc. The products varies by the Markets. Opening time is 9am to 14 pm.

  • 11th December from 11.00 - 17.00, Animals' Christmas and Campfires Event at the Trotting Track of Kouvola. You can see horses and ponies, bunnies, sheep, pigs and chickens. Dozens of vendors of handicrafts and delicacies. Tales of the forest fauna. Santa Claus is present and will listen to your wishes; you can even slip your list into Santa's mailbox. The event is free of charge.
  • 18th December Traditional market - at  Walking street Manski. At these Markets you can find lots of products like crafts, clothes, sweets, vegetables, jams, juices and local food. Opening time is 10am to 16 pm. 

More information on various events you can find at VisitKouvola Event Calendar. Check also VisitKouvola's Facebook

Kouvola Culture Houses  have a large selection of events (information in Finnish only).

A few examples of the events in 2023

(to be confirmed)

May KUULAS theatre event for children. Kuusankoskitalo

4-6 August Kuninkuusravit, The official annual Finnhorse racing championship in Kouvola

 August Wiipurintie Market. Kasarminmäki

 August Night of the Arts in the city centre 

 August  Art for Children

 September Local Food Fair. Elimäki