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Helsinki Festival is the largest arts festival in the Nordic countries, held annually in late summer. The festival’s aim is to make art accessible for all. The programme features classical and world music, theatre, dance, circus and visual arts as well as a range of urban events.

In 2021, Helsinki Festival takes place from Aug 19 – Sept 5. The programme will be published in June. In the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic the Night of the Arts will not take place in 2021.

Helsinki Festival operates under the auspices of the Helsinki Events Foundation, established by the City of Helsinki. The executive body of the foundation is its Board. Members of the Board are elected by the Helsinki City Board to serve a two-year term.

Photo: Petri Anttila