Festival Information

Raahen Rantajatsit aka Raahe Jazz on the Beach Festival is an intimate modern and contemporary outdoor jazz festival. The 30th Raahen Rantajatsit will be held 26 – 28th July 2018.

Raahe is an idyllic, old wooden seaside town in Northern Finland.

The non-profit festival is organized by Rajatsi, a local jazz association, and it is made possible by volunteers. The main sponsors are the City of Raahe and Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.


The main concerts are  divided between two venues: first a concert inside Raahen Teatteri or on its open air stage in the early evening, and then a concert featuring three bands at cafe Ruiskuhuone by the sea later in the evening. The concerts in Härkätori park and the artists meeting in the city bring Jazz on the Beach to the everyday environment of the people in Raahe. The festival program also features an adventure concert on the island of Iso-Kraaseli. Now jazz tourists have a chance to explore the Raahe archipelago, which was voted the excursion destination of the year in Finland in 2016.


You can find information about accommodation and other local services and activities on the sites of the City of Raahe.

Visit Raahe Portal / Accommodation

Local Booking Service


See the prices on the program page

Buy Tickets

Moods from the past festivals

Rantajatsit in photos:
Ville Vainio: Rantajatsit 2017 photos
Valon kuvia / Jukka Piiroinen: Raahen Rantajatsit 2017 photos
Ville Vainio: Rantajatsit 2016 photos
Valon kuvia / Jukka Piiroinen: Rantajatsit 2016 photos

Rantajatsit 2017 reports (in finnish):
Suomijazz: Etnojazz nousi vuoden teemaksi Raahessa
Kauppalehti: Rantajatsit on puhdasta Don Cherry -meininkiä – festivaali on suomen kesän helmi
Missä olet Laura: Vakiintuneita kohokohtia: Raahen Rantajatsit
Jazzkeittiö: Raahen Rantajatsit on helmi kesän festareiden joukossa – ja nyt tiedän miksi
Kauppalehti: Rantajatsit muuttivat Raahen Ibizaksi
Missä olet Laura? Ilo tarttuu ihoon kiinni
Missä olet Laura? Jazzia Rannalla
Valon kuvia: Raahen Rantajatsit 2016 – festivaaliraportti

Rantajatsit  live videos on facebookissa
Rantajatsit 2017 trailer
Rantajatsit 2016 trailer


Programs of past festivals 1989-2017 (In Finnish)


Rajatsi is a non-profit jazz association with a mission to enable, improve and promote jazz culture and jazz enthusiasism in the Raahe area in northern Finland. Rajatsi is a member of Finnish Jazz Federation and Europe Jazz Network.Rajatsi is founded in 1984 and Rajatsi has organized Raahen Rantajatsit aka Jazz on the Beach jazz festivals since 1989. Rajatsi also organizes concerts and club-events around the year.Became a member and take part in our activities!


Rajatsi ry
Koulukatu 14
92100 Raahe
Pertti Uunila, pertti.uunila@rajatsi.fiRantajatsit, Artistic director
Charles Gil, puh. 050 571 6516, charles.gil@rajatsi.fiRantajatsit, Festival producer
Anna Kippola, anna.kippola@rajatsi.fiRantajatsit, Festival producer, Stage Manager
Pekka Tähkävuori, pekka.tahkavuori@rajatsi.fiRantajatsit, Festival producer, Volunteer coordinator
Johanna Penttilä, johanna.penttila@rajatsi.fi