Phenomena from Oulu

Progress across borders

Everything is possible in a technology-oriented city, and the IT know-how available in Oulu also benefits the city's culture. You can access a free wireless network that covers a wide area. People from Oulu are known for their innovative approach and courage to try new things.

Read more on various development projects (Finnish only).

Festivals with and without a guitar

There are various annual national and international festivals organised in Oulu representing different arts. The most famous are the Oulu International Children's Film Festival and the Oulu Music Video Festival, with its annual Air Guitar World Championships.

Pikisaari – a cultural oasis

Pikisaari is an idyllic, priceless and lively part of Oulu city centre. This lively and dynamic cultural oasis, with its many activities, is an important part of Oulu's city culture and cultural offering. Many artists and craftspeople call the island home, and it is a frequent destination for locals who want to show their visitors something novel and unique to Oulu.