Tampere marks its 244th anniversary this year! The city's birthday will be celebrated in the traditional Tampere Day event weekend from 29 September to 1 October 2023.
Admission to most of the events during the weekend is free. We have only listed a few events in this article, so you should check the full programme on the Tampereen päivä – Tampere Day website. The Tampere Day programme is created through an open call for events, in cooperation with the citizens of Tampere and various city actors.
The programme will be updated until Friday 29 September, so it’s worth following the website until the end of the event weekend. Share your Tampere Day celebrations on social media with the tag #TampereenPäivä.
Swim and exercise for free
On Sunday 1 October, the City of Tampere offers free access to the city’s swimming pools and gyms. The open-door sports event aims to give everyone in the city the chance to experience the joy of exercise.
At the same time, the City of Tampere responds to the activity challenge presented by President of the Republic, Sauli Niinistö, during his birthday week in August, with which he wants to encourage Finns to exercise. Get moving and encourage others to do the same on social media using the tag #Liikkumishaaste.
Museums invite you to discover culture
On Sunday 1 October, most of Tampere’s museums will offer free admission to their exhibitions. Take a tour of museums across Tampere on Sunday and enjoy culture.
For example, discover the international life of the Nottbeck family, owners of the Finlayson cotton mill, at the Nottbeck family – Tampere’s cosmopolitans exhibition or learn about the history of wedding dresses and customs at the Beautiful Bride exhibition at the Milavida Museum. Museum Milavida is open on Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm.
Dive into the world of Finnish games at the Finnish Museum of Games exhibition, get excited about the highlights of Finnish ice hockey at the New Hockey Hall Of Fame Finland or delve into Tampere’s history and extensive Finlayson collection at the Finlayson 200 – from factory to brand exhibition. Entrance to Vapriikki Museum Centre is free on Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, except for the Once Upon a Time exhibition.
At the Moomin Museum you can discover the beloved stories through original illustrations by Tove Jansson. Step into a magician’s hat, experience the adventures of Moominvalley and explore detailed Moomin illustrations. Moomin Museum is open on Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
See also the other museums participating in Tampere Day on the Tampere Day website.
Getting to know Tampere with Tampere Tourist Guides ry
Tampere Tourist Guides ry will organise a variety of free guided tours around Tampere on Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October during the event weekend. Discover, for example, Tampere on English walking tour or Hervanta on Hervanta in English tour. Duration 1,5 hours. Guided tours and more detailed programme information can be found on the Tampere Day website.
Events and offers in the Tampere.Finland app
Download the Tampere.Finland app for free and find out all the best events on Tampereen päivä – Tampere day. Don’t forget to check out the great discounts on the app too. Download the app for free on Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
Events can be registered until Friday 29 September
Associations and communities can register their events in the Tampere Day programme until 29 September 2022 at 12 pm. All open public events organised to celebrate Tampere Day between 29 September and 1 October are welcome.