Gems of light and art 18.–22.10.2023 in Imatra

Imatra shines in the autumn darkness.

A free event for the whole family, where the public can walk at dusk to get to know, see and experience the illuminated sites in the center of Imatra and the surrounding area.

The objects will be illuminated from 18.-22.10.2023 from 18 to 22.

There will be experiences, workshops and performances around light and art.

Flowers of Life is known for spectacular light works (stock image).


Finnish lawsen, I specialize in UV light arta Flowers of Life -art group's light art creates a wonderful three-dimensional Butterfly Park and a magical light alley on the bike path behind Inkerinaukio. Founded in 2005, the group has visited 24 countries and made numerous art installations around Finland.


Kasperi Kolehmainen
Kasperi Kolehmainen has graduated as a dancer from the National Opera Ballet School in 2022.


A dancer from Imatra is attached to the event Kasperi Kolehmainen. His amazing dance performance will be seen at the event At Inkerinaukti 18.-22.10.2023 every evening at 20 p.m. The piece is inspired by the gray lady who haunts the Valtionhotelli. The title of the work is To the flow, to freedom.

To the flow, to freedom
Dance, choreography: Kasperi Kolehmainen
Dressing: Henna Kolppo / Fashion and Dressing Education Program, Southeastern Finland University of Applied Sciences XAMK
Lighting implementation: STEPP training center / Katja Paakki
Production: City of Imatra / Mari Haaparanta
Performance duration: approx. 20 minutes

Lighting domes

The one behind Inkerinaukio the park will have small illuminated domes as well as a 50-person Towable large illuminated igloo art group SounDome through the agency of.

Igloo program:

Thu 19.10. at 19:XNUMX a.m
George Cloudy;
Heikki Pöyhia, Lauri Kuosa, Hanna Kaskela and Juuso Partanen

Fri 20.10. at 19:XNUMX
DJ Wildcat - dark disco for all ages

Sat 21.10. at 20.30:XNUMX p.m
Reggae band Imatra Riddim;
Antto Hinkkanen, Antti Piikki, Niko Kosonen, Veikka Kaarle, Milla Hilke, Maiju Viitanen and Juho Pajukoski

Access to the igloo is free.



Scandic Imatran State Hotel celebrates its 120th anniversary. Cellar open 21.10. from 20:02 to XNUMX:XNUMX, Dj Juzzi takes care of the music. There is free access to the basement. 

Button corner lights
The ribbon-like windows in the button corner have already awakened to a brilliant color. The work was designed and executed by Henrik Frondelius

Koskenparras & its surroundings

Program on the Koskenparta stage 

Wed 18.10. at 18.30:XNUMX p.m 

Opening of the event: vitality director Susanna Issakainen
Flame language fire show 
Immet of Imatran
Dance studio Jami

Fri 20.10. at 18.30:XNUMX

Dance studio Jami
Flame language fire show

Sat 21.10. at 18.30:XNUMX p.m

Flame language fire show
at 19 pm Saturday dances, Imatra brass band


Workshops of Virta school in Nepparinauki

Virta-opisto organizes 18.-21.10. workshops open to everyone in the former premises of H&M (Koskenparras 6A).

Sweet lanterns 18 and 19.10. from 18:19.30 to XNUMX:XNUMX
Director Maija-Liisa Hallikainen. The building materials are sugar cubes, hot glue, cardboard and foil.
Number of participants 20 people

Brilliant lanterns on 20 and 21.10 October. from 18:19.30 to 20:21.30 and from XNUMX:XNUMX to XNUMX:XNUMX
Directed by Merja Heiskanen and Emmi Pellinen. Construction materials are iron wire and colored papers.
Number of participants 20 people.

There is no participation fee or advance registration for the workshops.

Light works of communities

In different parts of Imatra, clubs, associations and companies carry out light works. The works will be completed on 18.10. by and are on display on 31.12. until. See the participation instructions below.


Theater Imatra
The 120th anniversary of theater activity in Imatra is currently underway.

Theater Imatra

Teatteri Imatra celebrates 120 years of local theater activities and organizes a program for the public in honor of it, which will be detailed in the near future.



The rapids shows delight during the festive week.
The rapids shows delight during the festive week.

Rapids shows

The rapids show is from Wednesday 18.10. until Saturday 21.10. at 18 p.m.
Imatrankoski bridge will be closed to traffic for the duration of the show from 17.45:18.30 to XNUMX:XNUMX.
(There is no music or sound effects in the show.)

Love ship, anchor, heart

Love boat - Vuoksen's ferry 

Love boat cruises on Thursday 19. – 21.10. at 17, 19, 20 and 21 from Evälahti pier – Karelian house Hilja piha – Evälahti pier. Price €5/person.

Program changes possible. The event listing is being updated.


Yard lights in the tree in the dark

Create your own light work, the best will be rewarded

Come and make light weeks happen by designing your own work. There are empty display windows in different parts of Imatra where willing participants can create their own light work.
You can also design and implement your works for your company's shop window, your own garden, the window of a hobby place, or even as pebbles shining in the dark along your jogging path.
Sign up so that we can make a list of the included items. The works may be exhibited from 18.10 October to 31.12 December.
Works can be voted on from 18.10 October to 24.11 November. in the period between, and according to the public, the best work will be published at Imatrankoski's Christmas unveiling event on 25.11. According to the public, the best light work will be awarded and product prizes will be drawn among all those who voted.
You can sign up all over Imatra and inquire about empty windows on 13.10. by email: or 0405503327.

Free public transport

Buses can be used free of charge on event days.

See the schedules

Organizers and partners

  • The event is produced by the city of Imatra. The event is part of Imatra's 75th anniversary celebration.

The cooperation includes: 

More organizers of the event are needed

Contact us!  

Mari Haaparanta event producer / City of Imatra, p. 020 617 1096



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