Event planning guide - Visit Tampere

Are you planning a festival, a sports event or a community get-together? Are you looking for advice on what to take into account?

Our Event Planning Guide walks you through the process of organising an event. The guide can be used as a guideline for events anywhere, but is tailor-made for organising an event in Tampere, Finland.

Initial planning

Events are complex, so it is a must to plan your event in detail.

Making it happen

Once you have clarified the nature and audience of the event as well as the resources available, you can get down to the details.

Licences and permits

As soon as you start planning your event, you should find out which licences and permits you need. The permits needed depend on the event in question; but at least a permission to use the location and a notice of public event to the police are mandatory for almost all events.

As the organiser, you are responsible for all the permits. That includes making sure that all permits held by sub-contractors and vendors, are adequate and up to date. Organising an event without the relevant permits is not allowed, and the authorities can discontinue any unauthorised events. When your licences and permits are in order, you are better protected in case anything happens.

Some of the licences and permits of Finnish authorities are not available in English. If that is the case, you can contact the relevant authority or the Visit Tampere Event Services team. In many cases, you can give them the relevant information via email or in person.

If you are organising your event together with Visit Tampere, we will help you fill out all relevant permits.

The most common permits and licences for a public event:

Other permits and licences for a public event: 

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