The Horses in the Bastion Equestrian Event festival atmosphere fills the town again on Saturday! See gallant horses, marvel at the horse sports and enjoy the many horse-themed activities and cultural events. Experience this truly memorable summer event in the unique milieu of Hamina.


Show jumping*: Pohjola Series season opening show jumping competitions 2023

Dressage*: FEI Kür Grand Prix

Bastion evening live music after the competitions (free entrance). Food stalls also open until Bastion closing time.


Horse Expo open in the Hamina Bastion vaults. The Horse Expo open hours follow the competition timetables.

10:00-18:00 Town Expo and food market in the Hamina Town Hall Square and around the town centre.


The Kesäpuisto Summer Park Children’s Area includes hobby horse riding tracks, hobby horse and other workshops, in hand riding, ponies and more! 

Find food and licorice to keep hunger at bay, and perhaps enjoy a picnic in the park or pick up a bite to eat on the Jaspis summer terrace. 

The Puistotalo building in the Summer Park hosts a horse-themed art exhibition by Stiina Hovi.  


Musical programme for the whole family

    • 11.00-16.00, Vepa Stage at the Hamina Market Square
    • 18:30-19:15 Mig Martin & Vesa Haarala music, Raittiustalo, the Hamina Temperance Society Building, Isoympyräkatu 30

Horse and pony parade: Finnish Historical Carriage Foundation together with Hamina Hywät Asukkaat Residents’ Historical Association and the Sinebrychoff Brewery horses

    • 11:00 Parade: The team of horses and ponies leaves Hamina Tervasaari and makes its way through town to the Hamina Market Square. The Hamina Hywät Asukkaat Residents’ Historical Association and the Sinebrychoff Brewery horses are part of the parade. 
    • Afternoon: The horse and pony team drives around the Hamina centre and stops to rest by the Market Square.  
    • 15:00 Team harnessing at the Hamina Market Square, preparing to drive through town back to Tervasaari. 
    • 16:00 Horse and pony team leaves the Market Square, returns to Tervasaari via the centre of Hamina. 

Ascot-hat workshop 10:00-21:00 non-stop, Lasistudio Sevenon, Fredrikinkatu 7. Fee 40 €. To sign up, call Anne 040 744 4571.

Pop-up Summer Cafe opening at the Merikeinu Alpaca Farm 12:00-18:00, Mustikkatie 16, FI-49510 Husula. See the animals, try goat agility. 

Live music at the club 18:30- music at Wanha Työski, HELMU-Klubi, Sibeliuskatu 28, free entrance 


  • Horse-themed art exhibitions open Wed-Sun 10:00-18:00. Free entrance. 
    • Katja Hannula, private exhibit 7 June-11 June, Hamina Summer Info, Raatihuoneentori 14
    • Stiina Hovi, Tulikavio – Värin ja tunteen voimalla 7 June-11 June, Puistotalo, Fredrikinkatu 9
    • Tiia Tiainen, Momentum 7 June-11 June, St John’s Church, Raatihuoneentori 10 
    • Suomen Hippos Association 50th year celebration photography exhibition 7 June-11 June, Hamina Summer Info, Raatihuoneentori 14
  • Other art exhibits
    • Kontrasti 4 June–21 June, Robert Schürmann, photography exhibit, Hamina Main Library Gallery, Rautatienkatu 8, open hours 11:00–18:00.
    • Rautainen suoja 4 June–29 June, Mari Hillo and Terhi Penttilä joint exhibition, graphic art and video installations, Gunpowder Magazine Gallery, Roopertinkatu 8, open hours 11:00–18:00.
    • Kesätunnelmissa – Summer Feelings by Fashion Designer Jukka Rintala and Visualist Matti Vaskelainen 1 June-31 August, Shop-in-shop 7on Lasigalleria, Fredrikinkatu 7, open hours 10:00-20:00.
    • LUONNON LUMOUS – The Best Nature Photographs* 9 June-12 August, Hamina Town Hall, open hours 11–18. Entry fee 5€/adult.


8.30- International Vaulting Competition, Hevoset Bastionissa in cooperation with Harjun oppimiskeskus Harju Vocational College

Summer Cafe and Kiessi, the museum of horse‐drawn vehicles open 13:00–19:00.

Harjun oppimiskeskus Harju Vocational College is located about 20 km from the centre of Hamina. 

*Fee charged for admission

Photo Satu Pirinen

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