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.
In 2021 the City of Tampere celebrates its 242nd anniversary, Tampere Day, at October 1.–3. The festive programme of Tampere Day includes a wide variety of events. The programme will be published on Tampere Day page in September.