Cultural events

Satakunta is rich with culture! You can enjoy vibrant and colourful summer events, insightful discussions, the best of independent theatre companies and much more. What inspires you? Satakunta offers something for everyone. Take your pick!


Organised in Pori, SuomiAreena offers societal discussions and political atmosphere alongside Pori Jazz. Come and listen to the discussion events that are open to all and while you are there, enjoy the summer scenery of Pori. Interesting topics touch any and all possible topics about society. Points of view are surprising and fresh. During the event, you can spot decision makers, athletes, politicians and movers and shakers from different fields, both from Finland and many other parts of the world. You must experience this summer event!
>> SuomiAreena

Blue Sea Film Festival

Blue Sea Film Festival is a movie festival organised in Rauma. The festival program consists of movies, the Baltic Herring short film competition as well as the annually granted Kampela award. Welcome to enjoy the offering!
Blue Sea Film Festival

The Dance Month Festival

Pori Dance Company organises the Dance Month Festival every April. Dance fills the stage of Pori Theatre. The high-quality program guarantees enjoyment and new experiences.
Pori Dance Company 

Outlaws Festival

Organised by the Rakastajat Theatre, the Outlaws Festival is held in Pori. The event provides visibility to independent theatre groups. The Outlaws Festival has earned its popularity from uncompromising operations and high-quality programs. Both domestic and foreign theatre groups will perform there. In addition to theatres, performances can be enjoyed on city streets and in cafés and restaurants - the event spreads throughout the city!
>> Rakastajat Theatre

Rauma Lace Week

Rauma Lace Week is a city event for the whole family! True to its name, the event offers a different lace-related program from exhibitions to lace making, in a traditional and modern fashion. The week is also filled with music and theatre performances, exhibitions and crafty skills. Children's Lace Week, the crowning of Miss Lace and the first hockey games of the season (also known as the Lace Tournament) are also a part of the celebration! The culmination of the event is the Night of Black Lace. There is something to do from early morning to late night and the city streets are filled with people having a good time, performances and fair booths. There is plenty to see and do - come and enjoy the atmosphere!
>> Rauma Lace Week

Ancient times of Härkänummi

Dive back into the era of the Vikings! The family event in Eura demonstrates ancient handicraft techniques, various workshops and much more. Challenge a friend in archery or taste the meals of the past times - if you dare!
>> Ancient times

Willi Kansa

Willi Kansa invites you to perform at a theatre competition in Karvia! Put together a theatre group and register for the event! Performance locations vary from traditional stages to sawdust tracks and fire stations. Winners will receive fame and fortune!
>> Willi Kansa

Cross procession and Catholic commemoration mass of Kirkkokari

The event takes place in Köyliö on the Sunday closest to June 18th. According to legend, the peasant Lalli murdered Bishop Henry on the ice of Lake Köyliönjärvi, near Kirkkokari, in 1156. The location is Kirkkokari, which is also known as Saint Henry's Island. Kirkkokari in Köyliönjärvi is one of the national landscapes of Finland and it is currently the only place of pilgrimage for Roman Catholics in the Nordic countries. Read the publication for more information about this historical legend.
>> Kirkkokari pilgrimage tradition

Karvia Days

Karvia Days have a handsome history - since 1981! The first weekend of August promises a varied program from fairs to plays and from car races to music shows in the evening. Join us and explore Karvia!
>> Karvia Days

Medieval Hanseatic Fair

Ulvila has hosted the Medieval Hanseatic Fair since 2000. The Kokemäenjoki river bank features Finnish and foreign Hanseatic vendors offering various handcraft products and medieval food. 
>> Medieval Hanseatic Fair