The City of Turku has two main communication and marketing channels: the communication channels of the City of Turku and Visit Turku, the city's tourist office. The City of Turku's communications are mainly aimed at Turku residents and those living in the Turku region, and Visit Turku's communications are aimed at domestic and international visitors arriving in the city.
Effective traffic arrangements contribute to a smooth execution of an event. It is therefore a good idea to invest in its planning and implementation. When planning the logistics around an event, it is important to pay attention to venue access and traffic diversion.
Temporary Traffic Arrangements
Temporary traffic arrangements are needed if traffic has to be restricted. All temporary traffic arrangements must be reported to the Turku Urban Transport Center by submitting a notification on temporary traffic arrangements.
Well-implemented security arrangements contribute to the smooth and uninterrupted operation of an event. The organiser is responsible for the safety of the event.
Event security is covered by many laws and recommendations. When assessing the risks, the target audience of the event, the number of participants, the time, the location and other event specific factors, such as the use of special effects, must be taken into account.
When organising an event, you usually need many kinds of structures and furniture. The City of Turku has a selection of furniture suitable for event usage that event organisers can rent out. In addition, there are many independent actors in the Turku area that for example rent stage structures and audio equipment.
There are many venues and locations in Turku to suit the needs of different events. Turku hosts a wide range of events yearly, including for example big festivals and markets. The City's large-scale hotel capacity and vast supply of venues is a great start to host events with thousands of guests.
In event management, accessibility refers to the idea that everyone should be provided an equal opportunity to participate in, work and perform at an event. Among other things, accessibility can be understood in terms of how you see, hear, understand and move. A responsible event organiser strives to take all kinds of participants into account and works toward egality and equality. By working to better the accessibility of their event, the organiser can improve its customer service and pave the way for a larger demographic to participate.
By taking into consideration the environment and sustainability issues while organising an event, you can spare nature and save some money in your event budget. Organising events with sustainability in mind shows the event organiser's responsibility.
Sustainable development in Turku
The City of Turku is committed to the Turku 2029- city strategy, where the principles of sustainable development are considered in every activity.
There are many things to consider when organising an event. One aspect is applying for permits and notifications for a number of different purposes. The number of permits needed to organise an event depends on its size and nature. Typically, a land use permit and a notification to the police will do for smaller events, while larger events may require temporary diversion of traffic, a notificaition of noise and a food sales licence.
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 is a part of the Central Administration of Turku. The Congress Services, on the other hand, is a part of Visit Turku. Both units support 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 advice and support in planning your event.
Our services for event organisers include:
- support in the event application process, including permits and notifications
- assistance in selecting and booking facilities, venues and hotels
- information on service providers in the Turku business region
- assistance in communication and event publicity
- Turku-themed marketing materials
All our service are free of charge.
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 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.
City of Turku will have an honour to host the FCI Agility World Championship 2019 which will be organised at the Gatorade Center.
Agility is a competitive sport that has strongly gained in popularity also in Finland.
The programme in August extends from a marathon to a music festival.
Spending July in Turku sounds like a good idea.
One of the great weekends in the summer is from 14 to 16 June when there are several interesting events in the city at the same time.
Almost a hundred large sailing vessels left the River Aura at the end of July, heading for Klaipeda.
Music in social media, tips for excercise and dance, theatre, virtual coffee breaks together, concert recordings... Find lots to do in our virtual events that you can enjoy at home.