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Vaasa is known for its diverse, high-quality cultural offerings. The city provides real gems ranging from rock to jazz, from drama to musicals, from modern art to crafts villages and from nature tourism to ghost stories. Two professional theatres, a student theatre and smaller theatre groups offer fantastic experiences for friends of the stage. The city’s 25 museums and galleries treasure the area’s artistic heritage.
Enjoyable moments with classical music are offered by the Vaasa City Orchestra, Vaasa Opera, chamber music ensembles and numerous other orchestras and choirs, and easy listening of all sorts is widely available. The city’s restaurants entertain their customers with a wide range of bands and styles year-round.
Vaasa is full of events for all kinds of tastes: Vaasa Choir Festival, Korsholm Music Festival, Night of the Arts, World Heritage Days, the Vaasan Marssi walk, the Wildlife Vaasa International Nature Film Festival, the literature festival Vaasa Littfest Vasa, the International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition, the children’s festival Villa dei Misteri and Vaasa Picnic. The city’s rich array of events has something for everyone.