Changing of the Guard & MIL-Espa Concerts 2017

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 Guard 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 starting June 2nd at 2 pm.