Espa is a summer stage located in the Esplanadi park. The free concerts on the summer stage attract both local residents and tourists. Young professional musicians and veteran artists from Finland and abroad are seen in dozens of concerts on the stage. In the winter season, art is seen on stage, and during the darkest time the Lux Helsinki light artwork has glowed on the stage.
Summers have traditionally been punctuated by Jazz Espa, which has been called the longest jazz festival in Finland, Etno-Espa, a folk music festival, and Roots Espa. The Espa Stage also buzzes during the Night of the Arts, Helsinki Day and during other major events.
The performances continue from May to the beginnig of autumn.