The Bid Book

Read our first phase Bid Book

Saimaa Phenomenon 2026 is a culture programme based on three main themes: The Power of Water, Connecting Bridges and Eastern Joy. Combining these three themes opens the way to revealing the secrets of eastern culture. Along with the three main themes, “Everyday Saimaa” is a programme designed to illustrate how small-scale art experiences, tiny adventures, and significant encounters, all go hand-in-hand to demonstrate the uniqueness of living on the shores of Saimaa and experiencing Saimaa culture in an upfront and personal way. Read our first phase Bid Book here.