Deli 1909 & Wine Bar’s inner yard in Puutarhakatu street will be the epicentre of gourmet events this summer. The Wine Fiesta consists of three separate weekend events.
Grill fiesta 7.-9.6.
Restaurants Tom & Grill, Tiiliholvi, Kumma, Laterna and O Boteco offer barbecue food from smoked meats to burgers, vegan dishes and South American type of skewers.
Cider & Tapas fiesta 12.-14.7.
Wine & Cheese fiesta 2.-4.8.
All three events are free of charge and the whole family is welcome. There will also be themed live music at the events.
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.
A popular food and chocolate festival is held in September. 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.
Tampere holds this popular event twice a year: in spring and in autumn on Laukontori Square. Fishermen from all over Finland bring fresh fish here, from which most diverse dishes are cooked, including fish hamburgers. Smoky salmon, oil-fried vendace, salmon smoked on open fire, herring and, of course, fried vendace, the queen of Finnish street food.
By the way, the fish fair in Tampere is the oldest in Finland: it boosted the growth of fish fairs all over the country in the 1990s. Earlier, the Finnish cities held fairs of Baltic herring only, which did not offer such a variety of fish products.
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. Next time in 2020.
In May, the Hämeenpuisto Park annually 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. Next time in 2020.