In August, Tampere holds a gastronomic festival called Tamperrada, the most popular part of which is the pintxo competition. Dozens of restaurants around the city offer mini samples of their culinary art, or a pintxo, for a cheap price. This popular gastronomic amusement allows you to visit several restaurants in one evening without heavy spending.
Tampere Wine Village is at the inner ward of Frenckell again on August. Come to enjoy great music, food, drinks and atmosphere. Free entrance! Read more here.
A popular food and chocolate festival is held in August. A large fair with delicacies from Europe, Africa and Asia will be hosted in the Hämeenpuisto park. Greek gyros, African cuisine, locally baked crepes, churros, baguettes and pizza, French cheeses, English fudge, salami, chocolate, olives — you better come here hungry. A free entertainment program every day: live music, national dances and crafts for children.
A three-day festival called Suuret oluet — pienet panimot is held in Tampere for those who admire the foamy drink. About 20 Finnish microbreweries bring their best products here, which is equivalent to 100+ varieties of craft beer, cider and lemonade. Delicious food and live music are provided as well. Come early to avoid queues.
The Hämeenpuisto Park hosts a large international food fair, where farmers and manufacturers from 35 countries of Europe, America and Asia personally sell their products. Come in for fresh baguettes, cheeses, olives, oils, spices and sweets.