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Helsinki This Week presents: Top events in August

3.8.2016 Text: Helsinki This Week Photos: Maija Astikainen / Torikorttelit
Best of Helsinki_Events in August

Check the top events for August.


Allas Sea Pool is open!

Allas Sea Pool
Photo: Jussi Hellsten / Visit Helsinki

An outdoor sea pool Allas combines spa tradition and urban culture. It consists of three saunas, rooftop garden, lounge, terrace, and swimming pools. There will also be cultural events and activities from music, movies and circus to theatre and festivals. The pools are still under construction but Allas cafe-bar and roof terrace are already open. -> More info at

Children’s Festival 6.8.

If you happen to be in Helsinki with your family on the first Saturday of August, join Children’s Festival in Töölönlahti Bay. Lots of fun for the whole family with free entrance! -> More info at

Jazzjatkot 7.8. 

Jazz-Espa carnival will culminate at Allas Sea Pool. The whole family is invited to enjoy jazz music and picnic vibes. -> More info at 

8.- 14.8.

Flow Festival 12.-14.8. 

Flow Festival
Photo: Jussi Hellsten / Visit Helsinki

Extremely popular Flow Festival brings music from old school legends to topical newcomers. Festival also offers exceptional art experiences and delicious cuisine. The festival is held in a disused power station built only a short walk away from the centre of Helsinki. The light design and decorations of the area take your breath away! Read story here.. -> More info at 

Viapori Tuoppi Regatta: Sailing Competition At Suomenlinna 13.8. 

The biggest wooden boat event in Europe will be organised in the waters around Suomenlinna Sea Fortress. After the race, you can go to the traditional Finnish sauna, have good food and have fun at the party tent. Don’t forget the evening party! In addition, other services of Suomenlinna fortress island will be available. -> More info at

Exhibition: Cover Art – Eläköön vinyyli

See the most legendary, the funniest and the rarest covers of the vinyl records in Vantaa Art Museum “Artsi”. Free entrance. Closed on Mondays! Easiest way to go to Artsi is to take a train from Railway Square to Myyrmäki station. -> See the trains at

Helsinki Flea Markets

Flea Markets in Helsinki
Photo: Jussi Hellsten / Visit Helsinki

Outdoor flea markets are a popular way to spend a summer day in Helsinki! The biggest flea market in town is Hietsun kirppis, organized outside the Hietalahti Market Hall. Hietsu flea market is open every day, but most of the sellers and buyers arrive there on weekends. Visit also Hakaniemi flea market, at Hakaniemi Market Square.
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Etno-Espa 8.-18.8. +25.8. 

Etno-Espa is an annual festival for contemporary folk music. The festival takes place on Espa outdoor stage. On 25.8. Etno-Espa has a special event at Allas Sea Pool.
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Delicacies of Finland & Syystober Beer Festival 18.-20.8.

Delicacies of Finland introduces the world of Finnish flavours. It brings Finnish local and organic food from small manufacturers and provincial producers. Syystober Beer Festival introduces the best of Finnish beers from the small breweries. Both festivals are held at Railway Square in the heart of Helsinki. -> More info at

Art Goes Kapakka 18.-27.8.

If you wander the August streets of Helsinki and allow yourself to go with the flow, you may experience something quite unique. In the city’s most interesting restaurants, the atmosphere comes even more alive when multitalented and unpredictable groups of artists take the stage. -> More info at

Helsinki Festival 19.8.-4.9.

Helsinki Festival
Photo: Jussi Hellsten / Visit Helsinki

Helsinki Festival is the largest art festival in Finland, organised annually in August. The festival’s aim is to make art accessible for all. The Festival programme features classical and world music, circus, dance, theatre, a children’s programme, cinema, and a range of urban events. -> More info at

WEEKS 34 & 35
22.- 31.8.

Huvila Tent 19.8.-4.9. 

Huvila Tent is probably the most atmospheric music venue in the city. The tent is a unique cross between a concert hall and a traditional festival marquee. The Huvila’s programme varies from intimate concerts to club nights. The tent also includes a restaurant which is a perfect place to enjoy the night. -> More info at 

Viapori Jazz 23.-27.8. 

This unique festival, held in Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, is the perfect ending for the summer. Sheltered inside the historical walls, the festival showcases Finnish legends and newcomers in jazz music scene. -> More info at

Night Of The Arts 25.8.  

Every year in August, the streets of Helsinki are filled with different kinds of performances, music, and art experiences. The night offers free concerts, workshops, open-door events and performances. Night of the Arts is the perfect night for roaming the streets and experiencing the magical atmosphere of Helsinki. -> More info at 

Cleaning Day 27.8.

Cleaning Day changes Helsinki and its neighbourhoods into a huge flea market and marketplace. The idea of Cleaning Day is to make recycling easy and create vivid and responsible urban culture. -> More info at


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