Tampere offers a plentitude of events throughout the year, there’s bound to be something for everyone! While waiting for the summertime events, here are some top picks to enjoy:
20. – 21.1. Vire Tampere
The new fair event Vire is all about vitality – organic and local products, vegan food, gluten-free life and yoga, mindfulness and exercise!
15.-18.2. Tampere Chamber Music
Tampere Chamber Music offers chamber music and wellbeing.
16.-17.2. Valoa Festival
Known for its versatile and ambitious line-up, Valo Festival is organised now for the 8th time and this time there will be performers from 6 countries! In addition to music, there will also be lit ice installations and free programme.
3.3. Fest Afrika Winter Jam
Fest Afrika brings a warm feeling from Africa to Tampere Klubi in March with names like Aslay ja Daddy Ous Band
7. – 11.3. Tampere Film Festival
Tampere Film Festival brings together over 30,000 film enthusiasts, be it professionals or amateurs, every year in March. The festival is ranked amongst the top three most important short film festivals in the world.
21.-25.3. Tampere Kuplii comics festival
Tampere Kuplii is a feel-good comics festival for everybody interested in comics and graphic novels. The weekend programming consists of lectures, panels, signatures, competitions and various free-form activities. While most of the programming will be in Finnish, there will also be items to enjoy even if you don’t speak Finnish, for example our cosplay competition and several comics-related exhibitions.
22.-24.3. Tomatoes! Tomatoes!
Stand up festival with some acts in English as well!
7.-8.4. The Horses Fair
The Horses Fair has become a special annual meeting venue for professionals, enthusiasts and everyone else interested in horses.
11.-15.4. Tampere Biennale
Finland Festivals have chosen Tampere Biennale as the Festival of the Year 2018!
14.-15.4. Hot Rod & Rock Show
Cool cars, mighty motorcycles and music for kids and grown-ups!
Supermessut is the name for a major annual event which includes a varied number of trade fairs and exhibitions: Garden & Hobby, Travelling in Finland, Design & Handicrafts Market, Antique & Collectibles and Platta – a new music record trade fair.
15.-19.5. MUKAMAS 2018 – International Puppet Theatre Festival
Mukamas gathers together professional puppet theatres from Finland and the top names from all over the world. Programme for kids as well as adults.
19.5. Future Energy Festival
Tekno-, dance- ja drum & base music event at Pakkahuone – now bigger than ever!
22.–27.5. Tampere Dance Current – contemporary dance festival
Organised since 1997, the contemporary dance festival Tampere Dance Current offers a glimpse of the currents of today’s modern dance in Finland.
4.-10.6. Tampere Guitar Festival
Classic guitar and master’s courses all around Tampere Region.