Big Wheels – Car Culture Extravaganza!
Since 2002 Big Wheels has grown to one of the biggest open-air automotive round-ups in Finland. It’s also the premier summer festival of the greater Pieksämäki area.
Within the past years Big Wheels has gathered almost 900 special interest vehicles and a crowd of 10.000 people to the cosy city centre of Pieksämäki.
The main event on Saturday takes place by the shore of Lake Pieksäjärvi right in the middle of downtown Pieksämäki. Big Wheels offers to see and do for the whole family. Scenic event area features all kinds of special interest vehicles, from tiny Volkswagen beetles to mighty American trucks – not to forget motorcycles and kids’ pedal cars. Most of the participants come from Finland but we have also seen cool cars visiting from Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Germany and even Australia.
Big Wheels has also something to offer for ladies. Since 2011 there has been a vintage and retro lifestyle trade fair Savo Vintage at the same location within the same entrance fee.
The amazing cruising parade is the grand finale for the busy Saturday. Participating cars and motorcycles leave the event area and slowly cruise through the city streets for over an hour. The record is 600 vehicles on the parade and over 4000 spectators on the sidewalks.