Joen Yö

Joen yö – A Night By The River is happening, despite everything! Unfortunately the cultural event can’t spread throughout town this year because of the pandemic situation, but we’ve still got some amazing things in store for people.

Joensuu’s theatre opens its doors for their rehersals, Joensuu’s museums Onni and Hilma and the Joensuu city library will have extended opening hours. Joensuu’s city orchestra will perform in Carelia-Sali. 

The night will come to an energetic conclusion as Joensuu’s very own Happoradio will take over the stage at Ilosaari to celebrate their 20th anniversary, the concert is hosted by radio Suomipop, also celebrating their 20 years on the airwaves. The concert is free! It will also be available for later viewing via the service. 

The gates at Ilosaari will open at 6.30 PM and the celebrations last until 11PM. The first 3000 attendees will be admitted and all safety procedures and protocols concerning Covid-19 will be followed. 

The event is outdoors and all services are distributed evenly throughout Ilosaari. No age limit. There’s a bar area for those older than 18. Kerubi will be open during the concert and Kerubi’s pop up restaurant will serve grilled deliciousness throughout the event. 

Ilosaari Event schedule

  • 6 PM Ilosaari gates open
  • 7 PM Annika Kurki 
  • 8 PM Väinö Honkanen ja Valtio
  • 9.15 PM Happoradio

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Joen Yö – A Night by the River is organized by Joensuu’s Culture Services and Kerubi. 


Ilosaari concerts schedules: 

  • 6 PM Ilosaari gates open
  • 7 PM Annika Kurki 
  • 8 PM Väinö Honkanen ja Valtio
  • 9.15 PM Happoradio

Joensuu City Orchestra

Joensuu City Orchestra’s concert will give a glimpse of their upcoming concerts during the fall of 2021. The concert starts at 7PM and ends at 8.30PM. The concert will feature exerts from the following works:

  • Mozart; Symphony no. 34, part 1
  • Haydn; Symphony no. 101, part 2
  • Mendelssohn; Symphony no. 1, part 1
  • Kokkonen; Il Paesaggio, intro
  • Madetoja; Festive March
  • Wagner; Siegfried idyll, finale
  • Prokofiev; Sinfonietta, andante

Tickets to the concert can be found from Carelicum (adress: Koskikatu 5, 80100 joensuu), free of charge. 

More information:

Joensuu city theater

Joensuu city theater will admit audience to view their rehersals of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The rehersals start at 6:30PM and at 7:30PM and last about 30 minutes. Admittance is free of charge. The amount of audience is limited and mask usage is strongly advised. All safety procedures and protocols concerning Covid-19 will be followed.

City library

Joensuu’s city library will be open until 9 PM. 


Joensuu's Art Museum Onni and North Karelia museum Hilma will be open  from 7 PM to 9 PM in the evening.