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 2020 the City of Tampere celebrates its 241th anniversary at October 1.–4.2020. No public events will be held on Tampere Day, but Tampere’s founding day will be celebrated virtually.