Check the Summer Calendar for opening hours and leisure time tips
Even though the summer is quietening down the city streets and changing the opening hours of services, Tampere will provide a multitude of services to its residents in the summer months as well. Using the summer calendar, you can check which social and health services centres will be open and look up the opening hours of libraries and indoor swimming pools. Tampere in summer is full of festivals and other events where you can make the greatest memories to look back on in the wintertime.
There are numerous outdoor exercise and hiking areas in and around Tampere where you can enjoy summer nature on short day trips or longer hikes. The new Kintulammi hiking area located in Teisko, 21 km from Tampere city centre, offers a total of 15 km of hiking trails and a kilometre of duckboard trails. The trails have signs made from reflective materials. There are four different lean-tos in the area along with woodsheds and one campfire site without a shelter as well as outhouses.
The information service for sports and exercise facilities will provide up-to-date information about the water temperatures and algae situation of the lakes. If you are not tempted by lake waters, the Pyynikki Indoor Swimming Pool will be open all summer. The Tampere Swimming Centre in Kaleva will be open as usual during the summer, except on 24 June – 1 July and 9–31 July when it is closed to the public. You can find out about the summer break times of other indoor swimming pools in the Summer Calendar.
The youth sports sessions taking place from 4 June to 20 July offer free and easy-to-learn exercise opportunities for 13- to 29-year-olds. There are many options to choose from, such as street basketball, stair training, trail running and the basics of the Defendo self-defence system. The summer workouts for senior citizens and those of working age offer guided walks, stretching, water aerobics, fitness boxing and workouts using chairs every day at various locations around the city.
The summer opening hours of libraries are shorter than those of the winter season, but all libraries will remain open during the summer months. For example, the main library Metso will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The summer opening hours will apply until 31 August.
J. A. Juvani, the 2018 Young Artist of the Year, will hold their “With all my love" exhibition at the Tampere Art Museum starting from 9 June. The exhibition consists of videos, photographs and sculptures that deal with taboos and serious subject matter such as gender identity and roles through art.
Another venue worth a visit is the Museum Centre Vapriikki, which is hosting over ten exhibitions, the newest of them called “Marilyn – A Woman Behind Her Roles". The exhibition offers a glimpse at the glamour, beauty and success of the film star’s life while also showing the sad flip side of that life.
The Sara Hildén Art Museum dives into natural phenomena and the origins of life during this summer. The exhibition called “Monkey and Waterfall – Pictures of Our Climate", opening on 9 June, views nature through contemporary art.
The IAAF World U20 Championships held on 10–15 July will bring young athletes from over 170 countries to the Tampere Stadium in Ratina to compete for world championship medals. This is the first time the event has been held in a Nordic country, and it will be the most prominent international event in Finland this year.
Summer opening hours and further information about events can be found in the Summer Calendar: