The city of Kuopio celebrates Finland’s centenary of independence throughout the year 2017. A wide variety of events are being arranged to citizens, implemented together with different co-operation partners.
Finland Ice Marathon ice skating event will be arranged in Kuopio on the ice of Kallavesi lake in February 2017. The main competition is on Saturday 25 February, side events take place 22 - 26 February.
The population of Kuopio grew to 118 000 at the beginning of the year 2017, when the municipal merger of the city of Kuopio and city of Juankoski took place.