Weekly Tips: What to do in July

Even though the best thing to do in July is to pack your bag and leave to the country side, there is a lot to do in the cities. Here are our summer tips!

Even though the best thing to do in July is to pack your bag and leave to the country side, there is a lot to do in the cities. Here are our summer tips!

Design workshops for families

A Design Workshop for families will be held at Design Museum on a Saturday each month with the museum offering engaging activities and things to do for visitors of all ages.

Find inspiration and design together with the museum staff. Colour postcards and carve round shapes of your own from soap. This workshop is for children of school age on their own.

Design workshop for families
16.7. at 2-4pm
Design Museum, Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki

Enjoy the sea

The loveliest way to enjoy Helsinki (or any other city) is by the sea. Rent a SUP board or kayak, take a trip to Vallisaari, an island open to public for the first time in it’s history, or go for a swim from one of the 14 mattolaituri’s Helsinki has.

And if you want to try sauna, try peaceful Kulttuurisauna or free and urban Sompasauna.

Lunchtime concerts in Tori Quarters

Take a break from office work and enjoy a lunch-long holiday. In July Tori Quarters offers a series lunchtime concerts. A well-matched pair of great food and music by Sointi Jazz Orchestra meet in the inner yard of the Helsinki City Hall (between Sofiankatu and Katariinankatu). Conserts are held around noon and are free of charge.

Lunchtime concerts in Tori QuartersThursday 14.7. at 12
Bryggeri Helsingin terassi, Unioninkatu 23Thursday 21.7. at 12
El Fantin ja kaupunginmuseon sisäpiha, Katariinankatu 3

Thursday 28.7 kello 12
Kaffeegaus Röntgenin terassi, Katariinankatu 2


Fiskars Antique Days

The Biggest summer event in Fiskars Village brings antiquities, art, design and vintage to the public. More than 70 exhibitors will be at place with products including furniture, textile and art.

In addition, visit Fiskars Summer Exhibition that introduces altogether 45 different interpretations of the exhibition theme, ”Growth”.

Fiskars Antique Days
7.-10.7. at 10-17
Entrance fee: 10 € (kids for free)
Peltorivi 7, Fiskars
Summer Prints

The Association of Finnish Printmakers welcomes you to a selling exhibition which includes over 500 new artworks by 90 professional artists. The take away -prints are unframed and ready to go. Come and see the latest trends in Finnish graphic art!

Summer Prints exhibition
28.6.-23.7. Open Tue-Sat 11 am-4 pm
Grafoteekki, Pieni Roobertinkatu 10

Craft Beer Helsinki

+25’C and cold beer? Yes please. Craft Beer Helsinki offers craft beer from Finnish producers and will be held at Railway Square for the first time. In addition, the festival offers also cider and street food.

Craft Beer Helsinki
Open Thu-Fri 14-24, Sat 12-24
Rautatientori, Helsinki

Helsinki Pride 2016

Helsinki Pride is the biggest cultural and human rights event for gender and sexual minorities in Finland. The theme in 2016 is media and culture.

Pride Week is a packed with a rainbow coloured programme, including lectures on current topics, discussions, workshops, art and culture – and of course many awesome dances and parties that continue late into the night. There are events for all ages. Helsinki Pride culminates on Saturday 2 July with the Pride Parade that starts from Senate Square and continues to a Park Party and the closing party in the evening.

Helsinki Pride
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