Located in eastern Finland, the town of Varkaus is situated on the idyllic lake Saimaa. Running from 11 to 17 June this year, the Vekara-Varkaus festival, organised by the City of Varkaus, is a community event that brings together all ages. Covering a wide range of topics, such as art, science and physical education, Vekara-Varkaus is bound to have an activity to keep everyone entertained. The festival believes in accessibility, and all activities are either free of charge or affordable. This year’s festival theme is nature, and there is a number of workshops and activities tailored specifically to pique little ones’ interest in the nature around them.