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Art and culture

Hiedanranta is truly a hidden gem of Tampere. This distinctive area is fascinating, evolving, and highly photogenic. South of the Hiedanranta Factory, you’ll find a new area dedicated to street art and graffiti. The street art park Katutaidepuisto features curated artworks and a wide range of legal graffiti walls. Various events are also held in this area.

The summer exhibitions at Gallery Muuntotila feature art work from Maija Ojanen, Siina Levonoja, and Christian Jütte. Muuntotila is a contemporary art gallery located in the Lielahti Manor, and entry to the exhibitions is free.

Street food, live music and sauna

The popular BLOKKI Outdoor Lounge Bar & Kitchen restaurant operates this summer at Hiedanranta Tehdasaukio square. Here, you can enjoy delicious chicken dishes and loaded fries, along with a variety of beverages.

BLOKKI also manages the Hiedanranta Sauna, open from Thursday to Saturday with extended hours for specific events. The terrace formed by the sauna and restaurant offers live music and sauna events in an urban industrial setting.

Photo: Marjaana Malkamäki

Ice cream and picnics by the lake

At the Hempee x Minetti ice cream kiosk, you can try theeir Hempee cookie ice cream sandwich created by young entrepreneurs, along with Minetti ice creams and various drinks like iced coffee and tea.

You can also rent picnic blankets and board games from the kiosk. In the manor park, you can challenge your friends to a game of Mölkky.

In the Lielahti manor you can find Kartanokahvila Mielihyvin café, offering homemade savory pies and sandwiches, as well as delicious cakes, buns, and pastries..

Outdoor films, concerts, and more in the Hiedanranta Summer Event Series

Hiedanranta’s historic Manor Park hosts park concerts from June to August, featuring indie pop, modern folk music, acoustic guitar performances, and rock and pop classics arranged for cello and guitar. Bring your blanket and picnic to enjoy the concerts in the park, as there are no benches available.

In August, the industrial area transforms in to an outdoor cinema. On Thursday, August 8, Aki Kaurismäki’s “Kuolleet lehdet” will be screened, followed by Pirjo Honkasalo’s “Betoniyö” on Friday, August 9. Screenings start at 10 PM. Films will be in Finnish.

Katutaidetta Hiedanrannassa

Photo: Marjaana Malkamäki

End of summer celebrations at Garden Party

Hiedanranta’s Garden Party is a family-friendly event marking the end of the summer season. It features music, performances, children’s activities, art, dance, and contemporary circus. This year, the Garden Party is on Saturday, August 17, from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Performers include Yona, Ne Lintuizet formed by four songwriters Pekko Käppi, Kielo Kärkkäinen, Laura Moisio, and Lauri Myllymäki, and the children’s music band Orffit.

The event offers free workshops where you can try activities like tricking, calligraphy, origami, playing musical instruments, or fabric printing with plants. A new food court at Tehdasaukio square will serve a diverse range of dishes including fish and vegetarian options, pizza, hot dogs, and Thai food – not to forget the sweet treats!

Design Products as Souvenirs or Gifts

At Hiedanranta’s Katutaso store, you can purchase design products, crafts, and art created by local artisans. The selection includes leather goods, accessories, bags, ceramics, rugs, home textiles, and glass art. The store is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11 AM to 6 PM and Sundays from 12 PM to 4 PM until August 18.

Article main photo: Marjaana Malkamäki