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Midsummer 2021 in the Tampere Region

23.06.2021

Midnight sun, white Finnish summer nights, Midsummer bonfire and an open-air dance in a pavilion. All traditional Midsummer festivities and more can be found in Tampere and the surroundings! Would you like to visit a festival, a romantic open-air dance event, enjoy some nice activities for kids or just calm nature? All can be found not too far away – who needs a holiday home when you can stay in town!

NB! Due to COVID19, some traditional Midsummer events may be cancelled. We keep updating this article until Midsummer!

 

Events

Särkänniemi is open at Midsummer! The opening hours are: Amusement park 10–21, Aquarium 10–21 and Doghill Fairytale Farm 10–18.

This Midsummer the green oasis of Tampere, Viikinsaari island, celebrates the white night for two days! The island is open and the boats run on Midsummer eve June 25, between 10.00 – 22.30 and on Midsummer Day June 26, between 12.00 – 21.30. The boats leave from Laukontori quay on the hour, and back from the island on every half an hour. Take a sauna, swim in the lake, play yard games and enjoy the bonfire. You can buy your tickets here.

Tallipiha Stable Yards throws a Midsummer celebration on Sunday, June 27th from 11am to 5pm. A market place with artisans and handicrafts, horse carriage rides, accompanied by live music. Free of charge! Tallipiha is closed June 25-26.

G Livelab, close to Keskustori Central Square, celebrates Midsummer on both Friday and Saturday, June 25-26. Hot and cold drinks are served at the terrace, as well as soft ice cream and treats from the barbecue. There are also yard games to try. Beloved Finnish musician Ville Leinonen will be throwing a DJ gig on Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm and a live solo concert starting at 8 pm. Midsummer Day at G Livelab is celebrated with “Waldo Weissmüller”, a secret star, yet known to everybody. His band is the Tarzans of Tango.

The large G Livelab terrace is open during Midsummer. The events are free of charge and there’s no age limit.

Camping Härmälä offers some Midsummer fun for the whole family. 

 

For some sauna heat

The most unique sauna experience of the summer is definitely Sauna Oasis (Saunakeidas) at the Sorsapuisto Park. There are three different saunas that you can visit on Friday and Saturday from 3-8 pm. The Sauna Oasis will be open till the end of July.

You can enjoy a Midsummer sauna experience at Rauhaniemi sauna. The sauna is hot June 25 -27, between 12-9 pm.

The oldest public sauna, Rajaportin sauna, is open on June 25th between 12-6 pm. The sauna is closed on Saturday. The café is open when the sauna is.

Sauna & Restaurant Kuuma brings food, sauna and people together during the whole Midsummer. Kuuma is open on Friday,  June 25th Saturday, June 26th betw. 11 am-11 pm (closed on Sunday).

Kaupinoja sauna offers gentle heat to your Midsummer on Friday to Sunday from 12:00 till 18:45.

Viikinsaari sauna will be open, too.

 

Other things to do

How about a nice Midsummer cruise on a lovely lake? Hopealinjat, Finnish Silverlines, cruise in and around Tampere at Midsummer, check the timetables and get your tickets in here

You can enjoy the famous doughnuts at Midsummer, too – the Pyynikki observation tower and the café are open June 25th between 9 am and 4 pm, and on June 26th from 9 am to 9 pm. Your coffee break is made perfect by the awesome view over the forest area of Pyynikki and the lake scenery.

Want to get to know Tampere and the region or lifestyle a bit more with a local guide? Check out Doerz Tampere and see what’s on over Midsummer!

If you walk in the city centre with your children, you can spot some Supermarsu figures from the film coming out in autumn! Have a look at the Supermarsu map where you find the places to see Supermarsu.

 

Something to eat?

Not all of us have the chance to barbecue at Midsummer, but no worries, some cafés and restaurants are open, at least the following: PeriscopeRavintola CDabbal kitchen & bar.

The best donuts of the world are baked at Midsummer, too – Pyynikin näkötorni ja kahvila is open on Midsummer Eve June, 25, 9 am to 4 pm and on other days 9 am to 9 pm. While enjoying your cup of coffee, you can admire the view over the forest, lakes and the city.

Café Pispala in idyllic Pispala is open. We recommend a reservation as this café definitely is popular. 

RantaSmoothie by the lake Näsijärvi is open on Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm. Have a smoothie, ice cream, salad or a drink – or all of them! This is the best place to watch the non-existent sunset of the whitest night of the year. 

 

Outside Tampere

At Vaihmalan Hovi, in Lempäälä, Midsummer is celebrated with a bonfire (weather permitting).

Automobile and road museum Mobilia in Kangasala is open daily betw. 10-19.

Visavuori Museum in Valkeakoski is open every day during Midsummer betw. 11-18! 

 

Let’s dance!

Some traditional open-air Midsummer dances are cancelled due to the corona virus, but there are still some places to dance your shoes off in the Tampere region:

On Midsummer eve, June 25th, there is The 1950s Summer Festival at the Haikan lava in Pirkkala.

There is no customer service on Visit Tampere tourist information phone during the Midsummer.

The city buses also follow exceptional timetables throughout the Midsummer, check out timetables here.

You might want to also check our events calendar for more happenings.

 

Please note, that the information given here is subject to changes which Visit Tampere is not responsible for – please check the up-to-date information from the event’s own website or organizer.