The Market square, located in the center of Joensuu, is the official trade market place of the city, where there is action the year around. The traditional trade fair is organised in the market square in autumn, winter and spring, and no later than in summer the market square area comes alive when various market sales points and cafes open their doors and the summer events spread out on the market square.
The square is suitable also for other use than trade fairs. On the market square has been organised, for example, the opening ceremony of the world championship of biathlon, a snowboarding show, events of Joen Yö (Night by the river) and Popkatu (Pop-street), opening of Christmas and May Day celebrations. In summer the market square transforms into a culture market, when the Culture services of Joensuu produce versatile programme to the market square stage.