Lappeenranta welcomes

15 June 2015

It is well known that Saint Petersburg is a “Window on Europe”. And first of all our city is a window to Finland. Spending vacations in Helsinki, Turku or Lappeenranta have become a habit for many people. For those who want to enjoy the sights and atmosphere of South Karelia and spend a great time in Lappeenranta our website in cooperation with VisitLappeenranta has prepared a list of recommendations for a refreshing vacations in one the most beautiful cities of Finland. 

Events in Lappeenranta 2015

June 2015
1.6. – 31.8. Karelia Aviation Museum
2.6. – 3.8. Children's Traffic Park
3.6. – 30.8. Summer concerts at Harbour Square
3.6. – 5.9. – Visa-free cruises to Vyborg and St. Petersburg
4-31.8. – Summer market on Thusday´s 5 – 8 pm, Kehruuhuone, Lappeenranta Fortress
6.6.– 16.8. – Lappeenranta Street Train
6.6. – 30.8. SANDCASTLE, Lappeenranta harbor area
25.- 28.6. June International market, Lappeenranta harbor square
25. – 28.6. Humppaa & skumppaa, traditional Finnish dance event, Kehruuhuone, Lappeenranta Fortress
26–28.6. Ylämaa International Gem and mineral Show, Ylämaa
27–28.6. Suur-Saimaan Ympäriajo -  Antique Car Rally 

July-August 2016
1–31.7. Traditional horses and riders at the Harbour and the Fortress
17–18.7. Rakuuna Rock festival, the Fortress, Lappeenranta
21-25 July and 28 July – 1 August -  The Old Town Hall of Lappeenranta is open 11 am – 15 pm
7 – 9.8. Old Town Days at Fortress
7 – 29.8. Kalevatron, festival on new arts (Fortress, Harbour and City Centre)
8.8.   The Old Town Hall of Lappeenranta is open 11 am – 15 pm
28 – 29.8.  The Venetians: closing event of the boating and cottage season, Rauha
28 – 30.8.  Eastern Orthodox Conference, Lappeenranta Fortress
29.8. The Lights of the harbor, Lappeenranta harbour

Fall-Winter 2015
1.9. Lappeenranta City Open Day
5.9. Harvesting fair “Kekri”, Kehruuhuone, Lappeenranta Fortress
10 – 12.9. Tinamäki Competition between horse-riders and light calvalrymen
10–13.9. - Art@bars – culture in bars and around the town
12–13.9. Traditional Fish Market, Harbour Square
25.9. Fashion by Night, moda and shopping
31.10.-1.11.”Kekri” – Harvest at the Fortress
20.-21.11. Magic by Christmas Ceremonies
29.11.-31.12.  Christmas at the Fortress.
7.-22.12. Christmas Street, City Center Oleksi
12.-13.12. Traditional Christmas Market at the Fortress.
2.1.- 6.1.2016 Christmas at the Wolkoff House.


You can also download this list by the follownig link or you can look for more detailed information in VisitLappeenranta website. 

Unfortunately there is no straight railway traffic between Saint Petersburg and Lappeenranta. But don’t lapse into despair. You can travel by Allegro train from Petersburg to Vainikkala station and then take a Taksi Saimaa taxi straight to Lappenranta.