Culture of Kokkola

Kokkola is the cultural centre of the province of Central Ostrobothnia with traditions that stretch back over centuries. The city of Kokkola, founded in 1620, is not only a classic, densely built maritime and commercial city, but also a modern provincial centre offering a varied range of services. Bilingual Kokkola is the meeting point of Finnish and Finnish-Swedish cultural characteristics creating active and diverse cultural activities in the city.

On our website you will find information about the services provided by the culture, library and museum administration. The website also presents programmes and services of other institutions and organisations offering cultural services, as well as the wide array of events arranged by the city, with updated information about the programmes in the events calendar. The website also contains contact information for cultural organisations in Kokkola, and an update on the grants awarded for cultural activities