The spectacular ridges challenge world-class sports stars and exercise enthusiasts. In addition to the beautiful nature, sporting events have a versatile, renewed infrastructure available that provides settings that meet the requirements for international competitions for a wide variety of sports in indoor and outdoor arenas. In addition to the traditional skiing and athletics events, Lahti has the capability to organise high-quality competitions in ball games, martial arts, disc golf and minigolf, kayaking, cycling, orienteering and motor sports.
The first winter sports competition was organised in 1923, and thanks to many years of experience Lahti has know-how that makes organising events easy. When organising events, economic, cultural and social factors are taken into account while respecting nature.
Lahti's history as an industrial city has left the city with a certain sense of roughness. That same roughness can be seen in Lahti's status as a capital of urban music, achieved through young people's uncompromising work. To balance the rap culture, Lahti also offers a world-class orchestra and theatre artists with artistic integrity, all of whom can also be utilised in event production. The culture in Lahti is diverse, alive and well. Cultural events are in demand and have plenty of organisers and spectacular arenas, such as the world-renowned Sibelius Hall.
In addition to exercise, sports and culture we bid a warm welcome to conferences, congresses, fairs and entertainment events, all of which have a wide variety of available facilities and know-how in the area.
From an event organiser's perspective, Lahti has an excellent location. Lahti has its "own" international airport in the form of Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, which is less than an hour's drive away, providing quick access to many metropolises. The city has good road and railway connections in every direction.
Lahti provides great settings for indoor and outdoor events, from cosy block events to world championships, from amateurs to professionals, from juniors to seniors, from hobbyists to world-class stars.
Event unit - your helper
The event unit of the City of Lahti assists and supports all kinds of public events. We are actively seeking new events for Lahti. We wish to make Lahti an easily approachable, fair and enjoyable place where organising events is easy. Events of all sizes are welcome throughout the year.
The event unit will provide you with information regarding matters such as
- facilities that are suitable for Your event
- event permits, notifications and their application processes as well as co-operation with authorities
- event technology
- event production from brainstorming to the final cleaning on a practical level
- ancillary services, such as marketing, accommodation and sales services
- voluntary workers
- co-operation partners
- event subsidies
- event impact assessments
- other events
- special features of Lahti and good people
All services by the event unit are provided free of charge. Come and make Lahti an even better event city!