Event Carpets

Book your Event Carpet:

Do you want to organize a street performance? Or book a place, for example, to sell handicrafts? Turku is offering a new way to use urban spaces by Event Carpets:  specific areas marked on the pavement.

There are three bookable Event Carpet- spaces:

  • Rettiginrinne, area size 5 x 3 m
  • Puutori, area size 3 x 8 m
  • Kristiinankatu, Summer Street 1.7.–31.8.2022, area size 6 x 4 m

Payments and reservations

The Event Carpets on Puutori and Rettiginrinne are available year-round. The Carpet can be booked for the whole day 10–22, for the day shift 10–16 or for the evening shift 6–22.

Booking is always free of charge for non-profit associations or for all performances. For any other kind of booking, companies and individuals, the fee is 20€ for the whole day or 10 € for a half day.  The maximum amount is three bookings in two weeks per booker.

The booking fee is payable at the time of booking. The booking cannot be cancelled, and the booking fee will only be refunded if the city must cancel the booking.

Carpets are booked through the Varaamo-service.

Please mark your own event in the Turku region event calendar, Turun seudun tapahtumakalenteri. Add Event Carpet” Tapahtumamatto”, as your keyword and your event will appear in the Carpet event list.

Use your city

The idea for the Event Carpet comes from the Ignite Turku, Sytytä Turku -idea competition.  The Carpets were used for the first time in the summer of 2021. The aim is to enable the low-treshold use of urban spaces, such as streets and parks, thus providing, for example, performance space for street performances. To do this, a Use Your City- concept will be created and tested on Event Carpet. The idea was developed by architect Katia Salo.