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Summer Calendar

The summer season brings changes for the opening hours of the city’s services and public transport timetables. The summer is also full of events and activities for people of all ages, for those living in Tampere as well as those visiting. See the opening hours of the city’s services and get tips on how to spend the long summer days full of light. You can also find the Midsummer weekend opening hours in the Summer Calendar.

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Libraries

You can check the opening hours of all Tampere libraries and find information about events taking place in the libraries during the summer on the libraries’ websites.


Museums

Amuri Museum of Workers’ Housing
Tue–Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (until 8 September)
In addition 24 July 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 8 August 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed on Fri–Sun, 21–23 June

Moomin Museum
Open for the whole summer from Tuesday to Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday to Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, 20 June, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed on Fri–Sun, 21–23 June

Museum Milavida
Tue–Sun 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (until 29 September)
Closed on Fri–Sun, 21–23 June

Sara Hildén Art Museum
Open Mon–Sun 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (until 25 August)
Closed on Fri–Sun, 21–23 June

Tampere Art Museum
Summer exhibitions open until 11 August, closed 12 August to 6 September
Tue–Thu 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat–Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, 20 June, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed on Fri–Sun, 21–23 June

Vapriikki
Tue–Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Fri–Sun, 21–23 June

You can find more information about the exhibitions from the museums’ websites:


Kuva: Puistokonsertissa Laikunlavalla

Cultural Events

The old manor and park environment of the Haihara Art Centre features art exhibitions, children’s art workshops, puppet theatre, summer theatre, park concerts and many other events. You can enjoy refreshments in the 200-year-old coffee room of the mansion. Exhibitions are open Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Closed for Midsummer on 21–23 June.

Children's Cultural Centre Rulla
Open as follows until 1 July:
Tue 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wed noon to 6 p.m., Thu–Fri 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat–Sun 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed on 22–24 June.
On summer break from 1 July to 2 August.

Culture House Laikku

Open Tue–Fri 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat–Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open 20 June 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on 21–23 June.
Open in July Tue–Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There will be many free park concerts, art exhibitions and other cultural activities in Tampere during the summer as well as activities especially for children. See cultural events:


For young people

Children’s Traffic Park
The Children’s Traffic Park is open until 4 August Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participation is completely free of charge.


Sports and leisure

You can exercise in various ways also in the summer: both indoors and outdoors. All kinds of sports events will be held, including instructor-led groups:

Let’s go cycling! Check the cycling maps and routes. You can also rent a city bicycle for 24 hours. If you are looking for a longer ride, be sure to check the tips for the Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi lake trails.

Beaches

Tampere has more than 30 beaches for your swimming pleasure. You can check the water temperatures and algae situations of city beaches online using the information service for sports and exercise facilities.

Swimming beach

Beach swim schools

Children can attend free beach swim schools in natural waters.

Outdoor sports venues

Outdoor gyms around the city make it possible to train and enjoy the fresh air at the same time.

There are several outdoor activity and hiking areas in and around Tampere where you can go enjoy summer nature on a short exercise path or even a longer hike. The new Kintulammi hiking area offers duckboard trails and lean-tos with a place for a campfire. See the trekking paths, instructions for camping and instructions for boating and sailing, fishing and crayfishing.


Markets

Laukontori market is open on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Midsummer’s Eve 21 June, the market will be open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tammelantori market is open on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Midsummer’s Eve 21 June, the market will be open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Hervanta market will have market sales on Tuesdays and Fridays from 08:00–16:00. On Midsummer’s Eve 21 June, the market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kuva: Laukontorilla

Public transport

Tampere Regional Transport switched to summer timetables on 3 June. Switching to the summer timetables also brings changes to routes. Check the summer timetables and routes from the public transport website:

During the summer season the public transport service point in Frenckell is open from Monday to Tuesday from 09:00–17:00, from Wednesday to Friday 09:00–16:00 . The telephone service in number 03 5656 4700 will serve every weekday from 09:00–16:00. The public transport customer service is closed on Midsummer’s Eve, 23 June.


Social and Health Services

The health care counselling services provide advice and guidance every day throughout the summer from 7:00 until 22:00: tel. 10023, from a mobile phone dial 03 10023.

The Counselling Service of the Social Services (Hatanpäänkatu 3 J) is open throughout the summer: telephone 03 5657 0200, Mon–Fri from 09:00–14:00. If necessary, customers will be directed form the counselling services to see the on-duty social worker.

Information about the opening hours of health centres and other services can be found on the Social and health services pages:


Trouble calls

Tampere Water (utility), trouble calls
tel. 080 090 172
Notifications of malfunctions and trouble calls regarding water distribution and drainage. The number is free of charge. Round the clock emergency service.

Tampereen Sähkölaitos (power utility), trouble calls
tel. 080 090 171 (electricity, district heating and natural gas)

Frenckell Service Point, trouble calls related to outdoor lighting and maintenance of streets, parks and beaches
tel. 03 5656 4400


For tourists

You can find the best tips for spending your holiday in Tampere from the Visit Tampere website. Visittampere.fi is the official travel website of the Tampere region. You can find information about local events and travelling in Tampere in four languages: Finnish, English, German and Russian.

During the summer season the Visit Tampere tourist information is available via email visittampere(at)visittampere.fi or phone 03 5656 6800 and in social media.

Aplodi Cultural Shop sells tickets to almost all cultural events in Tampere. Aplodi is located on the ground floor of Tampere Theatre (Hämeenkatu 14 B).


Festival and summer activities tips

Festivals will liven up the city throughout the summer, and Tampere will also host many other kinds of events organised by various people and organisations.

Kuva: Tammerfest Keskustorilla

What should we do? Below you can find links through which you can look for summer activities and interesting summer destinations in Tampere.
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