Bakery and confectionery students from the Helsinki City College of Culinary Art, Fashion and Beauty create gingerbread houses reflecting Helsinki’s 200 years as Finland’s capital.
Cultural Centre G18
“Helsinki as a gateway to other parts of Finland”
Palace and Cultural Network PACUNET ry. is organising a panel discussion on Helsinki’s role as an essential gateway enabling multicultural influence throughout Finland. What is the role of arts in bringing together people from all backgrounds and integrating them into the Finnish society?
Kallio Kukkii Festival is celebrated between 11 and 20 May. This year, the cultural event is organised for the 18th time in succession, which makes it the oldest regional festival in Helsinki.
The annual festival Finnish Province Days welcomes South Ostrobothnia to the Senate Square from 7-9 June.
Mayor Jussi Pajunen opens the celebrations with a speech in front of the Helsinki City Museum (Sofiankatu 4) at 9am, followed by morning coffees and music inside the courtyard of City Hall at appro
Hannes Kolehmainen ran Finland on to the world map in the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games, where he was the first ever Finn to win athletics Olympic gold.
To mark Helsinki’s 200 years as capital city, the Ehrensvärd Society will be offering visitors of Suomenlinna the opportunity to discover the shared history of Finland’s capital city and this unique island fortress.
Kumpula School Allotment Garden, Vähänkyröntie 4.
Rautatientori, the Helsinki central railway station square
Local food – event Herkkujen Suomi 2012 (Delicacies of Finland) and Syystober 2012 (Beer Festival) takes place at Rautatientori square on the 23 th, 24th and 25th of August.
Folk dancers’ and musicians’ colourful cavalcade through Helsinki’s 200-year history as the national capital.
The festive season begins as the Aleksanterinkatu Christmas lights are switched on
One of Helsinki’s oldest Christmas traditions, the Aleksanterinkatu Christmas lights were first lit in 1949 when the street’s shopkeepers sought to delight the city’s inhabitants, still recovering from World War II.
Unioninkatu is the Festival Street of the Helsinki 200 Years as Capital jubilee year. Emperor Alexander I of Russia, who elevated Helsinki to the status of capital, arrived in Helsinki along this street on his 1819 visit to the city, and named it Unioninkatu, or Union Street.
On New Year's Eve, the City of Helsinki offers families with children three 90 minute, identical and free-of-charge events. The New Year’s lightworks for families with children events take place in Meilahti, in the old Helsinki City Art Museum property