The Turku region offers unique nature, diverse culture, vibrant history and unforgettable restaurant experiences for the tourists. However, first and foremost, it offers uncompromising safety. Since safety has been taken into account comprehensively, you have the opportunity to enjoy more of all the experiences.
We have compiled information on this site on the specific actions that the responsible tourist operators of the Turku region have undertaken to protect their customers from COVID-19.
Culture and event actors are committed to the following measures to ensure a safe visit for the visitors:
Meeting Room and Event Venue Mestari
Mestari is a meeting room and event venue in a wooden house which is located along the street Vartiovuorenkatu. The room can host about 35 persons. In the meeting room, there is a data projector and a DVD player available. In the kitchen, there is an electric oven and a stove, coffee machine, water boiler, microwave owen, fridge, freezer, dish washer as well as dishware and serving pieces available.
The European city of culture, refreshing sea breezes, the pulse of history and modern bustle appear side by side in Turku. If you are looking for a venue for a sports event, a concert or a food festival – we have a wide range to choose from! Let us arrange your event in an exactly proper venue, surprise your audience and succeed together.
The Event Services of the City of Turku are part of the Central Administration of Turku. The Congress Services are part of Visit Turku. The units support the event and congress organisers in the Turku region. Assistance is offered, for example, with venue reservations, permit applications and marketing implementation.
EVENT SERVICES, City of Turku
Turku Events Bureau
The Event and Congress Services of the City of Turku offer help with planning events on the one-stop principle.
The following services and materials are available to event organisers:
The residents of Turku like to call their city the festival capital of Finland. Music, theatre, art, sports, food and film festivals are organised nearly every weekend, and the range of other cultural activities is likewise huge. Turku also offers a variety of hobbies, catering for all tastes with its 3,658 associations. When you add the nearby municipalities and their associations to this number, you are sure to find a suitable hobby and like-minded people.
Turku is the oldest city of Finland and was founded in 1229. It is located in the southwestern Finland, by the river Aura. The first capital of Finland has during times been a highly important gateway to the west. Port of Turku is a significant commercial hub with busy ferry traffic to Sweden, and the airport offers flight connections all over Europe.
For the Christmas season traditional Finnish old-style Christmas tables are set in the museum’s homes. The authentic food with its smells and the intimate candlelit rooms will give you an unforgettable experience.
Christmas mumming on Boxing Day is an important part of the holiday celebrations in Luostarinmäki. Traditionally a group of young men sing the Boxing Day carol while walking from house to house begging for beer and wishing good fortune for the families.
Enjoy the historical surroundings of the Old Great Square!
The preserved and historical Old Great Square offers cosy surroundings, which are ideal for a variety of leisure and cultural activities.
See, experience, participate
The area houses several art galleries and the Artoteque. Varied cultural and art events, concerts and theatre performances are organised within the premises of the Old Great Square.
In addition, several outdoor events are organised, the most renowned are the Medieval Fair and the Christmas Fair in the Old Great Square.
When does an event require permission?
All outdoor events and sales require permission from the landowner. If you wish to organize an event in a public area owned by the city, such as a park, street or market square, you must get permission from the city of Turku. Fill in the event announcement form below. The form is in Finnish/Swedish.
NB. Due to Covid-19 the restaurant has been temporarily moved to the Southern Hall of the Castle and serves Mon-Sat from 11a.m. to 5p.m.
At Duke Johan´s Cellar you can enjoy a refreshing cup of coffee or a delicious meal while visiting the museum. The Cellar is also the venue for historical food festivities.
Entrance from the Bailey courtyard.
The poster features nine white sailing vessels on the sides on a blue background – as if by the River Aura.
For this reason, a general recommendation to use a mask came into force in institutions of upper secondary education in Turku (vocational instituti
Jutta Peltoniemi who is physician in charge of communicable diseases in City of Turku Welfare Division recommends along with University of Turku an
Changes in the information are possible. Be sure to check for the latest event details from the event organizer’s pages.
The City of Turku has been selected as one the hosting ports of the Tall Ships Races event in 2021.
The next Tall Ships Races event in the Baltic Sea region is organised from 27 June to 3 August 2021 and the event would take place in Turku from 7
According to the government's recommendations all public events with audience over 500 people should be cancelled until the end of May.
The coming of spring also means the beginning of the busiest event season of the year. Once again, the selection includes something for everyone.
Ideas and inspiration for DIY projects
At Turku Fair Centre, the year starts with a variety of trade fairs and hobby events.
Special Services at Churches on the Independence Day at 10 a.m.
City of Turku will have an honour to host the FCI Agility World Championship 2019 which will be organised at the Gatorade Center.