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