River Harbour Festival

Jokisataman avajaiset 20.-22.5.2022 logo, by Turun kaupunki

The River Harbour Festival will mark the start of a summer bursting with maritime events in Turku! Come and join the party! Admission to most events is free.

A colourful weekend of events will launch the summer season on the banks of the River Aurajoki and offer interesting activities provided by the City of Turku, Forum Marinum and local partners. The programme of the weekend mainly consists of free events. The events will offer something to see and experience for everyone, whatever their age, local residents and tourists alike!

The 2022 River harbour festival consisted of a spread of events and activities that included a Maritime safety event bringing together more than 20 different authorities, 90 years of border guarding at sea event, the Day of Diving, children’s event Captain Rubber Duck’s activity day, Music for Ukraine at the River Harbour concerts, the Night of Museums, Samba Carioca’s 35th anniversary parade and much, much more.

The next River Harbour festival will be organized in May 2023!

Music for Ukraine at the River Harbour

In 2022 the concerts at the River Harbour Festival event aimed to collect funds in support of Ukraine. The event gathered together more than 1500 participants during the day. The music was provided by Turku Philharmonic Orchestra’s brass septet, Turku Conservatory Big Band, SUMU Big Band, Sunny Side Swing Band and Turku YMCA’s Aura Brass Band.

Captain Rubber Duck’s Activity Day

The outdoor area of Forum Marinum was filled with joy and laughter as Captain Rubber Duck and his many friends organised fun things to do for children all day! The activities included making friends with alpacas, riding hobby horses and climbing rope ladders. Captain Rubber Duck’s Activity Day offered 27 stations with different activities from sports to crafts and quizzes. In addition there were stage performances all day! This free of charge event gathered together almost 4000 participants!