Highlights 2012

Event picks for Tampere Region in 2012

These picks consist of big events and international events the number of participants of which is at least 300 people.

Annual traditional skiing event                                                                                                     
In Tampere Fair and Sports Centre                                                                                              
Fishmarket at Laukontori quay.                                                                                                    
2 June -10 Aug Oriveden Suvi (Orivesi)

Summer festival in Orivesi.                                                                                                                                                                                                            

10 June - 31 Aug Mänttä Art Festival (Mänttä-Vilppula)

Event of contemporary Finnish art.

12 June Pirkka Cycling

Annual traditional cycling event.

13-17 June Folk dancing festival

15 June Pirkka Night Cycling

Night cycling event of 134 km.

26 June - 4 July Mänttä Music Festival (Mänttä)

The only Finnish piano festival held every summer.

29 - 30 June Festival of Old Literature (Sastamala)

Nationally significant literature event organized annually at the weekend following Midsummer.

29 June - 7 July Tammerkosken sillalla

Music-themed event for the whole family in the city centre of Tampere.

3 July - 8 July Sata-Häme Soi (Ikaalinen)

Festival of accordion music in Ikaalinen.

11-14 July Tammerfest

This biggest city festival in Finland is organized in Tampere every summer.

13 July - 12 August Housing Fair in Vuores

19-22 July Tampere Pride

Queer culture event for the third time in Tampere

27-29 July Tampere International Salsa Festival

International salsa festival which will be held for the 8th time.

27 July - 4 August 29th Tampere Floral Festival

Beautiful flowers and various events for the whole family in the city centre of Tampere.

28-31 July Tapsan Tahdit (Nokia)

Festival of Finnish pop music in Nokia.

28 July Pirkka Rowing event

Traditional rowing event which is organized annually.

29 July - 5 Aug Pentinkulma Days (Urjala)

Literature event in the childhood sceneries of the Finnish author Väinö Linna.

4 Aug Pirkka Tour Rowing event

Tour rowing event without timing.

6-12 Aug Tampere International Theatre Festival

The oldest, biggest and most appreciated annual festival of professional theatre in the Nordic countries.

9 Aug Night of Events

Cross-arts event which is held in conjunction with Tampere International Theatre Festival.

24-26 Aug Chilifest Finland 2012

Chilifest Finland 2012 is a free of charge event which consists of sharing chile knowledge, having fun and of course tasting chiles and delicious hot foods!

28-30 Sep Tampere Fish Market

Fish market which is organized at Laukontori market place twice a year.

7 Oct Pirkka Jogging event

Jogging event of 33 km from Valkeakoski to Tampere.

28 Oct 2012 - 6 Jan 2013 47th Tampere Illuminations

About 200 different light figures bring light and joy to the city centre of Tampere daily during this event.

1-4 Nov Tampere Jazz Happening

Jazz festival which is held annually early November with both international performers of modern jazz and Finnish rising stars.

18-21 Nov 33nd international Tammer Tournament

Annual traditional boxing tournament.

Opening of the Christmas season

Traditional Christmas parade, lighting up the Christmas tree at Central Square and opening of the Christmas window displays of many shops belong to this event.

Christmas at Tallipiha Stable Yards

Stable Yards at old Finlayson factory area turn into a picturesque Christmas village.

Tampere Christmas Market

Old-fashioned Christmas market with delicacies and unique works of art.


Tampere Trade Fairs

Meetings and congresses
Tampere Convention Bureau