Kotkan Meripa holiday is a distinctive city festival where a happy party celebrates the center of Kotka and the whole city center. Maritime days will always come again, meet friends and have fun! There is a varied setting of international ambience, local and international culture, music, dancing, theater, sporting and boating events, and the biggest parade of the summer in Finland. There is also a lot of free programs for families with children at sea days. Children's Sea Days.
Kotka Meripa holiday is held annually in the last week of July in Kotka and is one of the biggest events in Finland. The first Sea Days were held in 1962 and the purpose of the event has been to strengthen the community's international, positive and maritime image from the very beginning. Sea Days is a versatile city festival consisting of ten performances, concerts and events. The marine market and the opening march have been part of the Sea Days from the start, but over the years the program has diversified and complemented with numerous events such as V2 Arena Gigs, Public Sauna Entertainment Concerts, Kotka Stage Localization Software and various sporting events. Since 1983, the Children's Merry Christmas event has been organized at the same time for children, which includes a variety of activities and activities, as well as various musical and theater performances. The Children's Day program is completely free of charge.