Weekend Programme

In the 18th century, the Tammerkoski rapids, connecting two local lakes, were discovered as a significant source of hydropower. By decision of King Gustav III of Sweden, a new city – Tampere – was established in the Swedish realm in 1779. This year, our beloved city has its 243rd anniversary.

On Tampere Day weekend, we celebrate the unique atmosphere of our city. In 2022, Tampere Day was celebrated from September 30 to October 2, and it filled the city with art, experiences, open doors, and festivities. Thank you for joining the celebrations of our beloved city!

Weekend Programme

  • Oct 2, 2022, 10 am to 6 pm Museum Centre Vapriikki. Alaverstaanraitti 5. Free entry, except for the exhibition Monkeys – Primate Story 7€.

    Oct 2, 2022, 10 am to 5 pm Moomin Museum. Yliopistonkatu 55. Free entry.

    Oct 2, 2022, 11 am to 6 pm The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Väinö Linnan aukio 8. Always free entry.

    Oct 2, 2022, 11 am to 6 pm Milavida Museum. Milavidanrinne 8. Free entry.

    Oct 2, 2022, 11 am to 5 pm Lenin Museum. Hämeenpuisto 28. Free entry.

    Sep 30 2022 to Oct 2 2022 Photographic Centre Nykyaika – ’KUTSUT’ exhibition to celebrate the 40-year-old Nykyaika. Kauppakatu 14. Free entry.

    Oct 1 & 2, 11 am to 5 pm Tallipiha, Stable Yards. Kuninkaankatu 4. Arts and crafts event with live music in the idyllic Stable Yards. Free entry.

    Group of people sitting down on the floor of Moomin museum.
  • Sep 30, 2022, to Oct 2, 2022 See Tampere from the heights of Näsinneula observation tower. Särkänniemi. 2 tickets for 1: 7,90€ .

    Sep 30, 2022 – Oct 2, 2022 Roof Walk Finlayson. Satakunnankatu 18A, Media54-building, 5th floor. Panorama Deck 3€. Roof Walk City View tours also available, book online (35€).

    Two people observing the city center at a panorama deck.
  • Sep 30, 2022, 10 am to 12 pm The Baby Path. Hämeenpuisto, Metso Library. Free entry.

    Oct 1, 2022, 10 am to 4 pm. Big Machines at Keskustori – Industrial machines to be amazed by. Keskustori 2. Free entry.

    Oct 1, 2022, 12 to 4 pm. Tampere Tram Depot – Open house. Hervannantie 27. Free entry. See where the trams sleep! Come and join us to learn about trams and hear what we are planning for their future.

    Oct 1, 2022, 12 to 6 pm Tampere Rescue department – Open house. Kekkosenkatu 8. Free entry. Come and see the biggest lifeboat Repa and join us to hear about volunteering in sea safety.

    Oct 2, 2022, 10 to 3 pm Tampere Fire Department – Open house. Satakunnankatu 16 (Tampere Central Fire Station) and Hervannan valtaväylä 100 (Hervanta Fire Department). Free entry.

    Kolme nauravaa lasta leikkii maahan pudonneilla keltaisilla vaahteranlehdillä.
  • Saturday 1 October 2022 12—13.30: Walking tour in English: Tampere in a nutshell. Duration 1,5 hours. Tour starts and ends at the Old Church at Central Square (Keskustori). Free entry.

    You are also welcomed to participate in walking tours given in Finnish. See all the tours on the Finnish programme page.

    A Guide and tourists at the Frenckell square.
  • What on earth is the international house? Welcome to see what International House Tampere is about!

    We are a single service point supporting internationals with living, working, studies and connecting with local employers. We provide information and advice on moving to and settling in Tampere, looking for a job, studying and entrepreneurship. Our advisors can help to accelerate your job search plans and study possibilities. In addition, we organize events to support your job search and chances of finding a job.

    At the Multilingual info Mainio, located in the International House, you can ask anything about different topics of everyday life in 14 different languages. Mainio’s advisors can help, for example, untangling Finnish documents or official correspondence, filling in different forms and applications, or making appointments.

    During open house, we welcome everyone for a visit to the International House Tampere! There is a varied programme on site for you to participate in any time between 12 and 4 pm. Visitors also get to spin the wheel of fortune, which might bring a nice surprise! In addition, the works of art by international artists can be seen on our premises on the open day.

    Program on September 30th:

    • Wheel of fortune
    • Calling Card demo – how to easily promote your skills and achievements
    • Quiz
    • Works of art by local international artists

    Venue: Rautatienkatu 10, 33100 Tampere
    Time: Friday 30.9.2022, from 12 to 4 pm.

    Two people walking to the International House Tampere. One person is wlecoming them at the door.