Finland Ice Marathon will be arranged in Kuopio on the ice of the Kallavesi in February 2015. The main event day is Saturday 21st of February. Side events are arranged during the other days of Finland Ice Marathon, on 18 - 20 February.
The Kuopio Dance Festival, which takes place on 10 - 16 June 2015, will feature boxing gloves and ballet pumps, including the Magnetic Ballerina, a piece of Portugal, The Raven, Swan Song, and even Black Diamond.
The population of Kuopio exceeded 111,000 at the beginning of the year 2015, when the municipal merger of the city of Kuopio and Maaninka community took place. Kuopio continues to grow in population also due to the migration and natural increase of population.