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Events in Hanko 2019

Hanko is known for its events. During the summer weeks there are crowds of tennis players, yachtsmen, friends of the theatre, bridge players, motorboat enthusiasts and sea kayakers in the streets, all depending on the week.
In Hanko you can always find something interesting to do. You can choose to explore the city on your own. The tourist office will give you the most update information about what to do on any day.

May-June

Vesitorniopastus

2.5.-31.8. The Water Tower
The Water Tower is a beautiful symbol of Hanko. There is a fantastic view in all directions over the cape of Hanko and the Baltic sea.

Evening markets in the Eastern harbour
In summer the popular evening markets in the Eastern Harbour are held every Wednesday during 5.6.–28.8. at 15-20.

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3.-9.6. JGP Tournament

6.–9.6. Hanko Theatre Festival
In Hanko Theater Festival the audience experiences theater in new surroundings. The festival offers 30-50 shows and the stages are situated around the town, in parks, boats and restaurants. Hanko Theater Festival is the biggest Swedish-speaking theater festival in Finland.

13.-15.6. Taste Hanko
Exciting festival for all food enthusiasts! Save the date and stay tuned for detailed menu’s!

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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.

14.-16.6. Finnish Junior Tennis Tour 4.+FC Championship

21.-21.6. Midsummer 

 

July-August

EVLI Hanko Regatta

5.-7.7. EVLI Hanko Regatta
This traditional sailing race is one of the biggest sailing events in Finland, often gathering around 200 participating boats. The Regatta has been held annually since 1945.

8.-15.7. Hanko Tennis Week
Hanko is a traditional tennis town. The amateur tennis week is played here yearly in July and has been around since 1951, attracting players from all around the country.

10.7. Hangö Beach Piquenique Party
The popular good mood picnic event in the Casino park is back!

24.–28.7. SeaHorse Week
The annual show jumping competition in a park environment attracts the national top riders from Finland.

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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 water.

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.

1.-9.8. 6mR World Championship

2.-4.8. Baltic Sea Cup
Local FC HIK arranges a popular soccer tournament for juniors. All the games are played at Rukki Arena.

6.-10.8. Hanko Tennis – ITF Junior Circuit

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.

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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.

16.–18.8 Hanko Pride
The third Hanko Pride will take place in the heat of August! Welcome to the Finnish Key West – enjoy the superb program in great company, a warm atmosphere, beautiful views and happy faces! Summer, Hanko, Love!

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.

 

September-October-November

Hanko Foto Festival

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.

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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.

Hanko Film Festival
The popular Film Festival attracts the audience with a wide variety of programme.