Celebrating Independence Day together at the Keskustori Central Square
Tampere celebrates the Finnish Independence Day on 6 December from 5 to 5.30 pm at Keskustori Central Square. The Independence Day celebration will be headlined by VIIVI and Konsta Hietanen, among others. The event is open to all and free of charge.
Finland turns 106 this year. In Tampere, Finland's Independence Day will be celebrated at Keskustori Central Square on Wednesday 6 December from 5 to 5.30 pm.
In addition to artists VIIVI and Konsta Hietanen, the Independence Day celebration will feature performances by two choirs and Tampere Workers’ Association’s orchestra. The event will feature a speech by Pekka Salmi, Deputy Mayor of Tampere and Tampere Arts-Oriented Senior Secondary School students Minttu Viitamäki ja Elli Löövi recite a poem. The event will be hosted by Anna Sirén.
The event will cause changes to traffic arrangements in the Keskustori Central Square area. On the day of the event, the parking areas of the Molin lot and Keskustori Central Square will be out of use and the eastern part of Puutarhakatu from Aleksis Kiven katu will be closed. Aleksis Kiven katu will be closed between Kauppakatu and Puutarhakatu half an hour before the event at 4.30 pm and will be reopened after the event at around 6 pm. The City of Tampere recommends arriving by public transport or on foot. On Independence Day, public transport will operate on Sunday timetables.
At the end of the event, the buildings in the Keskustori Central Square area will be illuminated with winter light installations, which will last until 7 January 2024. After Independence Day, the buildings will be lit up daily from 4 pm to 10 pm.
Edited 17.11.2023: Added information about students from Tampere Arts-Oriented Senior Secondary School who will recite a poem at the event.