Events in Hanko 2019
14–15.6 Nordic Song Festival
The Nordic Song Festival is a popular event already for 30 years. Artists from Finland and the other Nordic countries gather in the old cosy warehouse in the Eastern Harbour to enjoy good music and an inspiring atmosphere.
Hanko beach volleyball has been arranged annually since 1985, and brings men and women, amateurs and professional players together to play on the beach on the Finnish riviera.
24–28.7 SeaHorse Week
The annual show jumping competition in a park environment attracts the national top riders from Finland.
27.7 Sleepyhead Day
The tradition of the Sleepyhead Day goes back to the days of Hanko being a popular spa town. A merry carnival dressed in sleepwear awakens the town and throws the Official Sleepyhead of the Year into the fountain at the Casino Park.
29.7-4.8 Scandinavian EB Championships by Mandatum Life
This international senior competition in tennis is played on the famous tennis courts in Hanko.
2-4.8 Baltic Sea Cup
Local FC HIK arranges a popular soccer tournament for juniors. All the games are played at Rukki Arena.
8-11.8 Hanko Soul Jazz Weekend
A weekend filled with jazz and soul in the city’s restaurants. The programme offers native and foreign top artists.
9-11.8 Poker Run
Poker Run is the biggest power boat event in Finland. The event consists of activities both off shore and on shore and attracts a lot of spectators.
10.8. It’s My Nature – Street theatre
Street theatre performance on the Casino beach on Saturday 10.8 at 14:00. The performance is open for everyone and the theme of the show is nature.
14.8.-1.9. Pekka Vehviläinen – Summer gallery
In the exhibition you can admire paintings of the sea, art posters and postcards. Open Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16 (closed on Fri 16.8). The address of the gallery is Ratakatu 12-14.
17.8 Frisbeegolf Majakka Open
30.8–1.9 Hanko days and the Night of the Bonfires
According to tradition, the ancient fires are lit on the last Saturday of August and contribute to the creating of a unique atmosphere during the Hanko Days, which take place on the same weekend. This unique combination of ancient fires and cultural events around town makes the weekend a special experience for all visitors.
30.8-1.9 Le Petit Festival – International art festival
Le Petit Festival du Théâtre is a non-profit festival, a community of art and science dreamers from around the world, and a showcase for art and science lovers & patrons from all over our ‘blue planet’.
1.9 The Baltic Sea Market
The last Market of this Summer in the Eastern Harbour.
7.9 Hanko Photo Festival
Hanko Photo Festival is inspired by the scenery and the quality of light in Hanko. Shows, lectures and exhibitions for all friends of photography.
7-8.9 The Art Circuit
The Art Circuit (Konstrundan) opens the doors to artists, craftsmen and designers along the west and south coast of Finland. The Art Circuit offers you the opportunity to get to know art and the people behind the art in the Swedish-speaking regions of Finland.
5.10 The Baltic Sea Marathon
Join in and come for a run in the beautiful surroundings of Hanko. You can choose to run a full marathon, a half marathon or a quarter marathon.
31-4.11 Hanko Film Festival
The popular Film Festival attracts the audience with a wide variety of programme.
1-3.11 Dark Weekend
A Weekend filled of dark surprises
22.11 at 19:00 Christmas concert at Brankis, Nycanderinkatu 8
23.11 at 16-18:00 Opening of the Vuorikatu Christmas street
23-24.11 at 12-15:00 Chrismas Bazaar at Brankis, Nycanderinkatu 8
29.11 at 9-17:00 Black Friday at Vuorikatu
6.12 Finland’s independence day
11.12 at 18:30 The music institutes Christmas concert at the Church of Hanko
13.12 at 18:00 Andre Linman christmas concert at the Church of Hanko
14.12 at 12-14:00 Opening of the Christmas path at Puistovuoret
21.12 at 10-12 Christmas concert at the Church of Hanko
24.12 12:00 Declaration of Christmas Peace at the City Hall
COMING UP 2020
22.2.2020 Hanko New Year
28-30.8 Hanko days and the Night of the bonfires