What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – December 2022

This month, Mark & Glenn return with a selection of Christmas-themed events and activities. This includes the Ti-Ti Nalle, Hirsimetsä Party family concert, the Koop Arponen & Flute of Shame Christmas Concert, various live gigs at Rytmikorjaamo, Lakeuden Panimojuhlat 2023, Joulumarkkinat & Joulumyyjäiset (Christmas fairs and markets) and trotting/harness horse racing at Seinäjoki Ravit.

They are also joined by guests from the ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating 2022, which takes place in Seinäjoki on the 3rd & 4th of December. Continue reading What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – December 2022

What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – November 2022

This month, Mark & Glenn return with a varied selection of events and activities including a performance of music from video games, a cyclocross gathering, a film festival, several Christmas opening ceremonies, a tenpin bowling weekend for adults and a selection of live basketball games to watch. We are also joined by a guest, Anu Männikkö from the city of Seinäjoki, to introduce vouchers for free tickets, that will be sent to all new residents of Seinäjoki. Continue reading What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – November 2022

What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – October 2022

This month, Mark & Glenn are once again joined by some guests, this time introducing their new bar, restaurant and shop, which all opened in September.

Other events highlighted in this episode included snowmobile drag racing across fields, live rock concerts, an eSports competition, a LEGO building event for the family and a touring circus making its return. Continue reading What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – October 2022

What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – September 2022

This month, there is much LESS Mark & Glenn as they had four guests on the show talking about their events. These included a food exhibition, several motor sport events, an arty circus performance, the laser tag Finnish championship, courses at your local community college (Kansalaisopisto) and the Insanity exercise class. Continue reading What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – September 2022

What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – August 2022

Mark & Glenn previously talked about many of the large festivals returning. In this episode, they found music festivals across South Ostrobothnia in many genres (rock, indie, dance) and different sizes (one-day, two-day). There’s also a historical market, Drifting motorsport, an air show and a RC-airplane competition, suitable for all the family. Continue reading What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – August 2022

What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – June 2022

Many of the bigger summer festivals are making a long-awaited return but, in this episode Mark and Glenn highlight some of the more unusual or smaller events, such as downhill mountain biking, a Puukko knife festival, the international food market, the start of the rugby season in Finland, a small countryside coffee shop & bar, and a mobile sauna festival. Continue reading What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – June 2022

What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – April 2022

In this episode Mark and Glenn highlight a varied selection of activities across the region, including a motor show and race in Lapua, several football matches in Seinäjoki, a traveling circus, a celebration of the end of prohibition in Koskenkorva, a May Day party in Lappajärvi and a children’s concert in Ilmajoki. Continue reading What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – April 2022

What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – March 2022

Not only are we heading out of winter but, as COVID restrictions start to relax again, it also seems event organisers in Southern Ostrobothnia are waking up from their winter hibernation!

In this episode Mark and Glenn showcase a selection of events from across the region, including snow-based participation sports; a snowmobile safari, moonlight skiing and Finnish baseball on a frozen lake. There is also a live concert from Petri Nygård, the Archery European Championship and Pytinki, a home improvement exhibition. Continue reading What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – March 2022

What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – February 2022

In this episode, Mark and Glenn pull together a varied selection of events, but in a pretty small area! In Seinäjoki, we will look at cup matches for SJK, an art exhibition, a vinyl record fair and an MMA self-defence course! Further afield, Glenn found an endurance car race in Härmä and a live concert by Stig in Lappajärvi.

Due to COVID, please check the venues listings for any changes – they are still happening, sadly! Continue reading What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – February 2022