An intimate jazz and rhythm music festival in the heart of Oulu. The festival offers atmospheric concerts in Rauhala area and free gigs at local bars.

Oulunsalo Soi Chamber Music Festival

Oulunsalo Soi Chamber Music Festival is known for its top performers, both Finnish and international. The artistic director of the festival is violinist Kreeta-Maria Kentala.

Literary art festival Muusajuhlat

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


Oulu Arts Night

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

Koiteli Elää

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

Air Guitar World Championships

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 gathers only the best to the battle in Oulu, already for the 25th time in August 2020.

Oulu Music Video Festival

A five-day spectacle of music and moving picture. The best music videos 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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    Oulu August Festival presents

    Oulu August Festival presents every second year the gifted artists of Oulu region. The programme is seen again in 2020.


    The extras offer extra wonderful experiences all through August. The events include Flow Circus, choir day and an activity day for kids. Oulu Pride is also our friend!

    Flow Circus

    Flow Circus brings Finnish and international top modern circus performances to Oulu August Festival.