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Days of the sea - Kotka Maritime Festival

Submitted by Visit Plus on Tue, 07/06/2021 - 19:30

The park iny Kotka city Kotka Maritime Festival (Days of the Sea, Kotkan Meripäivät) festival is the most famous event in Kotka. The festival is held annually in the summer, in late July or early August. A huge number of tourists from different cities of Finland and other countries come to Kotka these days. Artists from Finland and other countries entertain the audience in concert halls and on the streets. In 2022, the festival is planned to be held Wednesday 27 July - Saturday 30 July 2022. The first Maritime Days Festival was held in Kotka in 1962.

The festival starts with the parade. The parade runs along the main street to the Market Square. Parade is expected to arrive to the square 18.00. At 18 o'clock on the square happens grand opening celebration. The main activities of the festival held in the port area, next to the Museum of the Sea, on the market square and adjacent streets. The parade will start on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 6 p.m.

If you will be in Finland close to the Kotka City in that time, then you should definitely visit this parade. It is better to come here in advance. It will be difficult to park your car these days in Kotka.

The festival main events will be held in the city center and "Maretarium" oceanarium area, including the Sapokka park. It will be held near streets Tallinankatu, Puistotie, Sapokankatu.

Tourists should take care about rooms in hotels in advance. It is better to book a room in the hotel with Internet.

Festival in Kotka


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