Lahti, with more than 100,000 inhabitants, is about an hour’s drive from Helsinki. Situated on the shore of Lake Vesijärvi, Lahti is a vibrant cultural city. In addition to the award-winning Sinfonia Lahti, which has a world-wide reputation, Kapung is also home to a high-quality theater and art exhibitions. The City Art Museum and the numerous galleries are of good quality and will be seen long distance.

Each year, Lahti is the center of many international events. Finlandia Skiing and Salpausselkä Fans will start the year. Last summer, Vesijärvi Harbor has been hit by F1 boats, and the Finnish and international top artists have appeared in the evening celebration. Every year, the Lahti Jokimaa hosts a Greater Hollola tour that attracts horse racing friends all over Finland.

In June, there is also the Lahti International Writers’ Meeting and the Runomaraton, which gather famous writers and poets around the world. The Musicals, The Jazz and the Poster Biennial are an integral part of the cultural event of a cultural friend.

The wooden Sibelius Hall, which is located in the water lake harbor, organizes high-quality concerts and congresses.