- Kirkenesdagene: Local town festival with concerts. First weekend in August.
- Barents Spektakel: Art festival in February https://www.barentsspektakel.no/
- Finnmarksløp: Europe’s longest dog sled race from Alta to Kirkenes and back (more than 1000 km). Every year in March. Kirkenes is one of the check points for the race. https://www.finnmarkslopet.no/
- Russian market in Kirkenes every last Thursday of the month (at the moment no market due to the difficult political situation)