Guided Backstage tours in English and Finnish on Thursdays at 4 pm during the festival season between 22nd of June and 3rd of August
St. Olof’s Day 29th of July
Guided tours in English and Finnish. Entrance fee 1 € to the Castle.
In November, St. Thomas’s Market Traditional Christmas market on Castle island inside the Castle and on the courtyards of the Castle. Light installations around the Castle. Around 2000-3000 visitors per year visit the St. Thomas's Market. More info later.
St Thomas's Market in 2016. The National Museum of Finland.
Savonlinna Opera Festival
Olavinlinna Castle became known as a sight and attraction and popular
venue for summer celebrations and festivities at the end of the 19th
Opera singer Aino Ackté organized opera festivals in the Great
Courtyard in the 1910s. The Savonlinna Opera Festival established itself
as a yearly summer event in the 1960s and nowadays Savonlinna Opera
Festival is organized every july-august in the Castle.