Tampere was established on 1 October 1779 by Gustav III, the King of Sweden. Tampere celebrates this occasion every year on the first of October and the closest weekend to that date. Events of the day are organised by the city and by numerous third sector actors.
Tampere is known for ideas and innovations born of the rapids, hard work, and most of all, the unique atmosphere created through common efforts. The festive programme of Tampere Day is put together in this traditional way together with the city’s citizens and includes a wide
variety of events around the city.
In 2019 the City of Tampere celebrated its 240th anniversary over the weekend 27-29 September and on the actual birthday, 1 October and offered the Tampere 240 – Art along the Tammerkoski Rapids art entity as a present for all.
In 2020 Tampere Day will be celebrated at October 1st and October 3. - 4.