Venetian Festival august 30th and 31st  

The summer season at Kalajoki is ending with a bang, the celebration of water, fire, and light! Join us to celebrate the end of the summer season, enjoy the great artists, tasty food and the most amazing fireworks show in Finland, which will illuminate the whole shoreline.

Let the lights, candles, and torches sparkling along the coast mesmerize you! Welcome to celebrate the Venetian nights!

Amazing artists set the tone for the Venetian festival

Viihdekeskus Merisärkkä
Friday 30.8. Lauri Tähkä, tickets 25 €, buy tickets in advance here
Saturday 31.8. Jari Sillanpää, tickets 20 €, buy tickets in advance here

Ravintola Dyyni
Shine bright and dance to the beat of the nineties at club Dyyni 
Friday 30.8. UV-PARTY
Shine bright in the dark lights for the last warm summer nights, the luminous UV Party by DJ Alijas and DJ Kaasi will kick start the Venetian Festival!

Saturday 31.8. YSÄRI DISCO TOUR
The famous Ysäri Disco Tour is arriving at Kalajoki right in time for the Venetian nights! Dance to the beat of the best hits from the nineties and early 2000s.

Hotel-restaurant Lokkilinna
Friday – Saturday 30.-31.8. 9 PM Levi-Äijä, free entry
The after-ski legend from Levi came to enjoy the Kalajoki beach views from Lokkilinna’s covered seaside terrace,

Beachrosé Café & Bar
Saturday 31.8. 8 PM Tuomas Jokisalo duo, free entry

Finland’s most amazing fireworks will mesmerize

The fireworks show will bring comet streams, lights strips, snazzy star bombs, floral patterns, diamond, and heart-shaped rain into the sky. You might even spot the Kalajoki river flowing through the sky!

The fireworks show will be the highlight of the Venetian nights, on Saturday, August 31st at 11 PM on the sand beach at Hiekkasärkät.

More events during the Venetian festival

Car day Saturday, August 31st 11 am – 2 pm
The Finnish Automobile Federation is organizing its traditional Car Day at the ABC Hiekkasärkät parking lot and an old cars’ parade. The Car Day at ABC will showcase vintage vehicles such as trucks, vans, vans, specialty vehicles, and motorcycles. Among these will be beautifully restored unique cars and older gems vehicles, each having its own story. In addition to old vehicles, the show also features modern heavy equipment as well as fire trucks and truck rides.

The parade will start at 2 pm from ABC and run through the Tourist Route to the Tapion Tupa and then down the Highway 8 to the city center, and back down the road to the Highway 8 road to Hiekkasärkät. The parade will turn back to the touristic resort from the Tapion Tupa junction to Matkailutie, passing through the camping area and back to the ABC parking lot. Free entry to the event.

Adventure Park Pakan Fly high into the Venetian festival Saturday  31.8. 
Super offer for the Venetian Nights Mega Zipline 15 €/person!
Opening hours during the Venetian festival: Fri 12 – 7 PM, Sat 11 AM – 7 PM, Sun 12 – 6 PM

Remember to book your accommodation on time! This is a very popular time!

Enjoy the Venetian nights in a luxurious apartment, in the soft bedsheets of a hotel room, in a cozy cabin or in a tent under the stars! Discover our wide-ranging accommodation options here