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Kokkola offers live music events and concerts to suit all tastes. The Kokkola Winter Accordion festival fills the city with versatile musical experiences every year in February. The Ullava Visual Arts and Music Week is held in June, and the Lohtaja Church Music Festival usually takes place in late July and early August.

The Kokkola Winter Dance is a contemporary dance event of national importance, arranged every year. Another annual festival, organised in September, is the film festival Kokkolan Kinojuhlat. Moreover, the local cultural associations and other event organisers arrange countless concerts and events in the area all year round.

Other events organised every year in Kokkola include the Kokkola Summer Weeks, the Kälviä-centred Kohtalona Käläviä week, the Ykspihlaja culture week, the Finnish Independence Day, the cultural week Loistavaa! for children and youth, and the autumn and winter holiday weeks of school children.

All events organised in Kokkola can be found in the event calendar of the City of Kokkola and the Kulttuuri-Kokkola Facebook service. You can find more information about buying tickets for the cultural events in the Events section of this service.