Elojazz
3.8.—6.8.

An intimate jazz and rhythm music festival in the heart of Oulu. Festival offers atmospheric concerts in Rauhala area and free gigs at local bars on the first weekend of August.

Literary art festival Muusajuhlat
8.8.—13.8.

Literary art festival Muusajuhlat is the most notable literary happening in Oulu area. Festival brings together poets, writers, musicians, and artists all around Finland.

 

Oulunsalo Soi Chamber Music Festival
16.8.—27.8.

Oulunsalo Soi Chamber Music Festival 20th anniversary: the festival is known for its top performers, both Finnish and international. The artistic director of the festival is world-famous mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänen.

Oulu Arts Night
17.8.

Musicians, actors, dancers, writers, and artists take over the streets and parks offering unique experiences for everyone.

Koiteli Elää
19.8.

Koiteli Elää Music Festival takes place by the Koiteli rapids in Kiiminki, about 20 kilometers from Oulu. Festival’s unique atmosphere is created by surrounding nature and music.

Air Guitar World Championships
23.8.—25.8.

Incredible performances, international love and big emotions – Welcome to the airiest competition in the world! The Air Guitar World Championships is a celebration of love and peace – the culmination of the world-wide season of air guitar and gathers only the best to the battle in Oulu, already for 22nd time in August 2017.

Oulu Music Video Festival
23.8.—27.8.

A five day spectacle of music and moving picture. The best music videos will compete in the Finnish Music Video Competition. The festival displays the most fascinating phenomena of pop culture, and organizes live clubs and other music video related activities in local bars.

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Time Tunnel
2.9.

Time Tunnel is Finland’s most long-lived event of mechanical music. Time Tunnel turns Cultural Centre Valve into a massive club with three stages.