In English

Welcome to Kotka Maritime festival

Meripäivät (Kotka Meritime Festival) is a legendary summer festival held in Kotka, a beautiful seaside town in Southeastern Finland.  The festival was founded in 1962 and since then, Meripäivät has become one of the biggest festivals in Finland attracting around 200,000 visitors every year. Meripäivät offers a wide variety of events for all ages, most of it for free.  The diverse festival programme is a delightful mix of music, sports and family events. The festival events are located mostly in the city center of Kotka which is easily accessible by public transportation or bike. During the four festival days the whole town gets together to celebrate and to – most importantly – enjoy the unique atmosphere Meripäivät is famous for.

Come celebrate Meripäivät again in July 2023!