Events

Helsinki hosts over 3000 events each year featuring versatile programme for all ages all through the year. Besides the outdoor events and the city festivals, Maritime Helsinki offers also art exhibitions, music, theatre and dance performances for all tastes.

May 28, 2016
Kids, these Helsinki Day tips are just for you! premium
Helsinki’s own day is celebrated again 12.6. and the day’s program includes, as usual, a lot of programs for families with children. All Helsinki Day events are free of charge and open to all. Some of the events allow a limited number of participants but free tickets can be picked up in advance at the […]
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May 16, 2016
Top 5 Tips, Helsinki Festival 2016 premium
Helsinki Festival comes to town again in August-September. The new programme was published in April, of which I gathered some oF the most interesting hints. The choice wasn’t easy to make, because loads of fascinating music, theatre and dance programme as well as partner festivals, such as Art goes Kapakka, Korjaamo Theatre’s Stage Festival and […]
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May 3, 2016
3 x urban event venues in Helsinki premium
One of the most intriguing side of Helsinki is its versatility: there are historical Jugend-style buildings that are a sign of the long history of the city; on the other hand, there are the new and modern buildings and neighborhoods. And then there are these old properties that used to be, for example, factories, bakeries, […]
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May 3, 2016
4 x free entrance to Helsinki museums 2/2 premium
Are you up to a generous portion of contemporary art? Tropical getaway? Casual encounter with a bunch of well-preserved dinosaurs? Then say hello to Friday – the most intense day in Helsinki museum life when all these things can happen free of charge. Wonder about the other days of the week? Check out my previous […]
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April 29, 2016
Eero Aarnio Retrospective at Design Museum premium
New major exhibition at the Design Museum exhibits works of one of Finland’s most legendary designers, professor and interior architect Eero Aarnio. Open through the summer season, the retrospective exhibition showcases works from several decades from 1950s until today, presenting the designer’s most recognizable items from the renowned Ball Chair to the favorites of many, the iconic […]
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April 27, 2016
Gallen-Kallela Museum – Silence Meal premium
Gazes, toasts, smiles, body language that is – that’s the only common language during this dinner. I arrive in the candlelight to the misterious and handsome castle-like Gallen-Kallela Museum because I have been invited to participate in a performance. Silence Meal is artist Nina Backman’s performative dining experience. The performance experiments with a series of […]
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April 14, 2016
Game of Thrones in Helsinki! premium
The Hall of Faces interactive Game of Thrones exhibition is residing in Helsinki from April 13-17th! During those couple of days you can experience the unique world of one of the most successful shows of all time – right in the city centre of the Finnish capital! In the middle of Kamppi district’s Narinkka Square, […]
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April 3, 2016
The confessions of a kids’ clothes fan – 3+ 1 favorite stores in Helsinki premium
I admit. I do like kids’ clothes a lot. Sometimes you might think I’m vain. I like stripes, graphic patterns, B&W, sometimes colors as well, fun prints, sustainable materials, fun and functional models. I do listen to my children’s opinions and wishes but often I shop alone (and luckily mostly my kids do like what […]
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April 3, 2016
Restaurant Day in wintry Helsinki premium
”Restaurant Day is a worldwide food carnival when anyone can set up a restaurant, café or a bar for a day. It can happen anywhere: at your home, at the office, on a street corner, in your garden or inner courtyard, at a park, or on the beach – only your imagination is the limit.” […]
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April 1, 2016
3 x unique sauna venues in Helsinki premium
Many people living in an apartment house in Helsinki don’t have their own sauna, and there may not be enough shifts in the condo sauna. And even if you had a sauna at home, its size doesn’t necessarily allow organizing a larger party. Fortunately, you can find many saunas in Helsinki that you can rent […]
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April 1, 2016
4 x free entrance to Helsinki museums 1/2 premium
Helsinki’s museums are charming and versatile, as the city itself. They can come in the shape of an imposing sea fortress or a graceful mansion. They can be open-air and overpopulated with fearless squirrels or hidden inside a century-old tram depot. They can be kids-friendly or… even more kids-friendly. I personally find the process of […]
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March 17, 2016
Guest blogger interview: Suvi Joensivu premium
Tell us something about yourself: what do you do, what do you like, what kind of hobbies do you have? I work as a content specialist at a startup called Venuu.fi. I really enjoy my work since it demands creativity and seeing the big picture. I love good coffee, mornings, vinyls and laughing. Also, I […]
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March 17, 2016
The most glorious venues of Helsinki premium
Helsinki is full of glamorous, impressive and distinctive venues. Some are well-known, but there are lots of gems that the public is not aware of. I want to give you a glance behind the curtains and take you to an exploration into the world of Helsinki’s event venues!   The Theatre Museum The Theatre Museum […]
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March 10, 2016
Spring 2016 Top 5 Exhibitions premium
Spring is coming to town bringing along many interesting exhibitions to museums and galleries. I’ve gathered a list of my favourites, which includes something new and old, paintings, sculptures and also Finnish design. More information about events and exhibitions will be available at our webbsite www.visithelsinki.fi/en.     Helsinki Noir, Amos Anderson Art Museum, open […]
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