HaparandaTornio events

Check the events happening in our twin city from this page. Notice that most of the local events are published in either Finnish or Swedish, so check the calander in other languages also. Tornio celebrates 400 years in 2021, one of te new events is the PIOT light festival.

Happy New Twice

Two countries, two timezones, one New Year´s party on the Arctic border of Sweden and Finland in HaparandaTornio! Join our unique New Year´s Celebration together with the locals. Experience the year changing twice under the sparkling winter sky at Victoria Square. Happy New Twice offers you party music, amazing entertainment and dazzling fireworks twice – first at midnight Finnish time and one hour later at Swedish time. The whole Twin-city bursts with life on the last day of the year!

Read more here Happy New Twice – Happy New Twice

PIOT light festival

PIOT light festival brings Tornio to a new light – come on a journey above everyday life. It’s time to turn on the lights and celebrate!

PIOT light festival brings Tornio to a new light – come on a journey above everyday life. It’s time to turn on the lights and celebrate!

Event Listing

26.8.2021 – 29.8.2021

International grand market in HaparandaTornio

Hallituskatu 1, Tornio, Suomi,

Hallituskatu and Länsiranta

In the International Grand Markets the central idea is to bring various products from across the globe, sold by their original manufacturers in the same marketplace. 2019`s tour had 129 entrepenours partaking from 32 countries. The tour was a grand success! Gathering an overall crowd of 1,5 million people, it was the biggest public event of the year in Finland.

In the coming tour there will be many wondrous market stalls from across the globe. We have numerous new and fantastic international market stalls that offer something to see and experience to any and all tastes. Furthermore there are Finnish specialities from different regions to be seen in their own imposing market stalls. Do keep posted by following us in Facebook. We look forward to seeing you in the markets!

Myyntiaika: to-la klo 10-20, su klo 10-18


5.11.2021 – 6.11.2021

PIOT light festival

Tornio, Suomi,

Rantakatu park, Möljä Puutarhakatu, pharmacy park

The multidisciplinary light festival brings Tornio to a new light. Come on a journey above the everyday life. It´s time to turn on the lights and celebrate!

The Tornio light season and the festival kick off happens in “Nordberg Möljä” in Tornio Puutarhakatu on Friday 5.11. at 6 pm. We will see a beautifully lighted Pharmacy park, a performance called the Spirit of the river by the dance school Stage, the premiere of the Borderless Tornio film by the City of Tornio and the thesis of Tornio Youth Work Light Workshop. The event is hosted by Hanna-Leena Ainonen, the cross-border developer.

Come and enjoy the atmosphere of the show! After the program, you can head towards the center of Tornio and Hallituskatu, where you will find the best of the Valopilkku program.

The main event of the PIOT festival on 6.11.  brings together light art, performers, food and drink for the entire Saturday night in the Rantakatu area. You get to walk a path that leads you on a journey above everyday life and experience the city and its people in a new light. The event area is open to the public from 4pm to 10pm.


Tornion kaupunki

+358 50 597 1174



2.7.2021 – 3.7.2021


Festival area: Torikatu 4, 95430 Tornio, Finland

The festival offers high quality music for all jazz and blues fans at the Aine Art Museum’s park area, near the Tornio river, under the midnight sun. You can enjoy jazz and blues on multiple stages, and there’s a lot to see and experience – for the entire family! Tickets will be available later in spring. More information at www.facebook.com/KalottjazzBluesFestival and www.kalottjazzblues.net.