9 Guards Parades and MIL-Espa Concerts

Guards Parades and MIL-Espa Concerts

The Finnish Defence Force military bands perform a series of exciting free public concerts during the summer months in Helsinki. The main event is the Guards Parade, a ceremonial performance that dates back to the 18th century.

The ceremony includes the changing of the guard next to the presidential palace, at the Main Guard House, and a colourful parade through the city featuring marching bands. Visitors can also sit back and enjoy concerts performed by the military bands on the Esplanade stage at 2 pm.

On Fridays at 12-3 pm (Guards Parade at 12.30 - 2 pm, concert at 2-3 pm).

See the route of the parade »

  • 2017
  • Fri 19.5.Navy Band (only the parade)
  • Fri 26.5.The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces (only the parade)
  • Fri 2.6.Dragoon Band
  • Fri 9.6. Lapland Military Band (only the concert at 2pm)
  • Fri 16.6.Guards Band
  • Fri 7.7.The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces
  • Fri 14.7.Navy Band
  • Fri 21.7.The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces
  • Fri 28.7.Guards Band
  • Fri 4.8.The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces
  • Fri 18.8.Guards Band

Concerts

Guards Parades and MIL-Espa concerts

  • Fri 19.05.2017
    12:30 and 14:00
    Senate Square ja Esplanade stage

The Navy Band’s Guards Parade and MIL-Espa concert pay tribute to Ennio Morricone’s film music classics and Finnish hit songs over the years.

Welcome!

Unfortunately the MIL-Espa concert is cancelled.

Guards Parades and MIL-Espa concerts

  • Fri 26.05.2017
    12:30 and 14:00
    Senate Square ja Esplanade stage
The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces on stage!

Unfortunately the MIL-Espa -concert is cancelled due to other reservations of the stage.

Guards Parades and MIL-Espa concerts

  • Fri 02.06.2017
    12:30 and 14:00
    Senate Square ja Esplanade stage
The Dragoon Band will be participating in the Guards Parade in the city center of Helsinki and will be playing traditional marching songs as well as Finnish military marches. An entertaining concert will be played at the Esplanad stage at 14:00. The theme of the concert is "100 years of Finnish music!"

Guards Parades and MIL-Espa concerts

  • Fri 09.06.2017
    12:30 and 14:00
    Senate Square ja Esplanade stage
Paris - Helsinki - Rovaniemi. The European metropolis in a music showcase. Lapland military band welcomes you.

Guards Parades and MIL-Espa concerts

  • Fri 16.06.2017
    12:30 and 14:00
    Senate Square ja Esplanade stage
Guards Band on stage!

Guards Parades and MIL-Espa Concerts

  • Fri 07.07.2017
    12:30 and 14:00
    Senate Square and Esplanade Stage
The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces on stage!

Guards Parades and MIL-Espa Concerts

  • Fri 14.07.2017
    12:30 and 14:00
    Senate Square and Esplanade Stage

In honor of the Navy’s anniversary, The Navy Band performs a concert full of funk music with singer Iina Mutikainen.

Welcome!

Guards Parades and MIL-Espa Concerts

  • Fri 21.07.2017
    12:30 and 14:00
    Senate Square and Esplanade Stage
Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces

Guards Parades and MIL-Espa Concerts

  • Fri 28.07.2017
    12:30 and 14:00
    Senate Square and Esplanade Stage
Guards Band on stage!

Guards Parades and MIL-Espa Concerts

  • Fri 04.08.2017
    12:30 and 14:00
    Senate Square and Esplanade Stage
Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces on stage!

Guards Parades and MIL-Espa Concerts

  • Fri 18.08.2017
    12:30 and 14:00
    Senate Square and Esplanade Stage
Guards Band on stage!