Midnight sun, Finnish summer, Midsummer bonfire and an open-air dance in a pavilion. All the traditional Midsummer festivities and more can be found in Tampere and the surroundings! Will it be a festival, a romantic open-air dancing event, nice activities for kids or just the calm nature? All can be found not too far away – who needs a cottage when you can stay in town!
NB! Due to COVID19, many of the traditional Midsummer events have been cancelled. We keep updating this article until Midsummer!
Särkänniemi is open on Midsummer! The opening hours are: amusement park 12–19, Aquarium 11–19 and Doghill 11–18.
This Midsummer the green oasis of Tampere, Viikinsaari island, celebrates the nightless night for two days! The island is open and the boats run on Midsummer eve 19.6. at 10.00 – 22.30 and on Midsummer Day 20.6. at 12.00 – 21.30. The boats leave from Laukontori quay on the hour, and back from the island on every half an hour. Get to experience the igloo sauna and the traditional sauna, swim in the lake, play yard games and enjoy the bonfire. You can buy your tickets in here.
Tallipiha Stable Yards throws a Midsummer celebration on Sunday, June 21st from 11am to 5pm. A market place with artisans and handicrafts, horse carriage rides and pony rides available, accompanied by live music. Free of charge! Tallipiha is closed June 19-20.
G Livelab, close to Keskustori central square, celebrates Midsummer on both Friday and Saturday 19-20 June. 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 both days at from 5pm to 8pm and a live solo concert starting at 8pm out on the terrace. The big G Livelab terrace is open 19.-20.6. at 12–23. The events are free of charge and there’s no age limitations.
Camping Härmälä offers some Midsummer fun! There will be treasure hunt for the children and a bonfire (weather providing).
At the Niihama Hut, there will be a Midsummer fete on Midsummer Eve – keep an eye for updates!
You can enjoy a midsummer sauna experience also in Rauhaniemi sauna. At Rauhaniemi, the sauna is hot on Misummer Eve 19.6. at 12-20, on 20.6 at 12-20 and on Sunday 21.6 at 13-20.
The oldest public sauna, Rajaportti sauna, is open June 19th at 12-18. 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 June 21st at 11-23 and Saturday at 12-23 (closed on Sunday).
Kaupinoja sauna offers gentle heat to the nightless night on Friday at 14:00-18:45, on Midsummer Day Saturday at 14:00-18:45 and on Sunday at 12:00-20:45
Viikinsaari sauna and the igloo sauna will also be open on both days at 18-20.
How about a nice Midsummer cruise on a lovely lake? The Finnish Silverlines cruise in and around Tampere on Midsummer, check the timetables and get your tickets in here.
You can enjoy the famous doughnuts in Midsummer, too – the Pyynikki observation tower and the café are open June 19th between 9am and 4pm, and on June 2oth from 9am to 9 pm. The coffee break is made perfect with 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!
This year the parking area of the Pyynikki Summer Theatre and swimming beach turns into a caravan parking area! Matkaparkki Pyynikki parking area is open in midsummer.
At Vaihmalan Hovi, in Lempäälä, midsummer is celebrated with a bonfire (weather permitting).
Automobile and road museum Mobilia in Kangasala is open on Midsummer Day June 20th at 10-18, closed on Midsummer Eve 19.6.
Visavuori Museum in Valkeakoski is open every day during Midsummer at 11-18!
At Ilolan maatilamatkailu farm in Valkeakoski on Midsummer eve June 19th the flag will be hoisted, and a bonfire lit (weather permitting). The farm animals will keep you company, and you can even take a tractor ride at 19-19.45.
Most of the traditional open-air Midsummer dances have been cancelled due to the corona virus, but there are still some places to dance your shoes off in the vicinity of Tampere:
On Midsummer Day, June 20th, Toivolan lava is open again with live music.
Visit Tampere tourist information is closed for Midsummer and open again on Monday June 22.
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.