The festival offers hundreds of performances and events in the Finnish capital city of Helsinki.
The performances consist of theater, music, dance, art exhibitions, circus, movies, children's programs and various forms of other culture. Numerous renowned international artists have also been performing at the Helsinki Festival. Many of the performances are free. One of the main events is called "Night of the Arts" (Taiteiden yö), when all the city is open for anyone to perform outdoors in the parks and streets of Helsinki.
In addition to Helsinki Festival events, there is plenty to see and do in the Finnish capital and the city boasts a fantastic choice of cafés and restaurants.