Kuopio Wine Festival

In collaboration with Kuopio Wine Festival

Kuopio Wine Festival - Kuopion Viinijuhlat | Peeässä | Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

Kuopio Wine Festival may just be my favourite of all the summer festivals. Every summer since I can remember food trucks, wine bars, thumping music and laughter have filled the Kuopio harbour area. Each year has a theme, decided upon and announced months in advance. This particular year we got to experience flavours from Asia, paired with delicious wines from across the world.

When the music starts playing, that’s when the wine festival truly starts to come alive. Young and old get into the swing of things, enjoying food and wine and dancing away in the midnight sun. You can’t help but get sucked into the fun.

Kuopio Wine Festival - Kuopion Viinijuhlat | Peeässä | Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

Kuopio Wine Festival - Kuopion Viinijuhlat | Peeässä | Kuopio, Finland | Karoliina Kazi

For supper, we checked out the food market’s wide variety of street food options and feasted with Korean buns filled with Gochujang pork, crunchy vegetables and kimchi mayo, and drank our fair share of fine wine.

The Kuopio Wine Festival is just the right size to feel intimate and friendly, unlike some of the bigger festivals.

The Finnish midnight sun, good food, good wine, great company and unbeatable music. What more could we have asked for?

Kuopio Wine Festival 29.6.–7.7.2018

Website and ticket info here.

Two more days to go! Be sure to book!


  1. Jasmin
    10th July 2018 / 9:40 am

    That sounds like a perfect festival! 🙂 adding this to my list for next summer as well haha.

    • 13th July 2018 / 7:02 pm

      Finland is full of great summertime festivals but I think Kuopio Wine Festival is quite unique – and Kuopio, of course, is so pretty during the summer! Come next year! They have a family day as well for little ones 🙂

      • Jasmin
        14th July 2018 / 8:44 am

        Hahaha planned to leave D home and go out and about tasting wines myself haha 😀

  2. 10th July 2018 / 8:40 pm

    This seems like a great event… hope you had a lot of fun..wine..food ..music..what else does one need

    • 13th July 2018 / 7:00 pm

      Thank you, very had a really fun evening 🙂

  3. 11th July 2018 / 6:52 pm

    Wow, that looks like way more fun than the wine festivals I’ve been to, lol. Usually there’s tons of wine and food but not big musical acts! And midnight sun to boot. I wanna go!

    • 13th July 2018 / 6:59 pm

      The Kuopio Wine Festival is a perfect combo of great wines, good food and music – I’ve been going for years and love it every time!

  4. Zana
    14th July 2018 / 9:24 am

    This sounds like a lot of fun. 🙂 i love wine so yes this kind of festival would be perfect for me too. 🙂

  5. 14th July 2018 / 10:12 am

    Its nice you highly recommend this festival, lovely music, food and wine with friends is a fun combination. Love the vibe from the pictures

  6. helenevlacho
    14th July 2018 / 4:32 pm

    Wonderful event! Just being there able to try so many different wines, sounds promising to me!

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