Tampere celebrates 105-year-old Finland with Concert and Children's Dance Party 

Finnish Independence will be celebrated in Tampere on December 6 with an Independence Day Concert and a Children's Dance Party. The concert will start at 5 pm at the Keskustori Central Square and will feature live music, choral singing and poetry reading. The Children's Dance Party takes place in Tampere Hall from 2 pm to 5 pm. Admission to both events is free. 

Erin and Mikko Töyssy will perform at the Independence Day celebrations, along with the Tampere Workers' Association's orchestra, the Male Choir Laulajat, the Boys' Choir Pirkanpojat and the Youth Choir Sympaatti. The city recommends arriving to the event by public transport or on foot. 

The Independence Day Concert will end at around 5.30 pm with a winter illumination of the Keskustori Central Square’s buildings. The lighting will continue to create a winter atmosphere until January 6, 2023. 

Children's Independence Day Dance Party takes place at Tampere Hall from 2 pm to 5 pm on December 6. The event will feature dancing, hip hop dance shows, circus performances and different activities.  

The first Independence Day celebrations were organized by the City of Tampere in 1927 to mark the 10th anniversary of Finland's independence. It took its current form in 1954 and, with a few exceptions, has been held for 68 years. Last year the event had to be cancelled due to the corona pandemic.  

News updated on November 30: The program of the event has been updated: The event features Erin.


Further information

Saara Saarteinen
Independence Day Concert Event Manager
040 801 6222
Merja Kostamovaara
Children's Independence Day Dance Party Kulttuuriohjaaja
044 431 4740
Photos: Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere
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