Tumpkin’s Park Festival will be celebrated on 15 June

The Tumpkin's Park Festival will take place in Näsinpuisto Park on Saturday 15 June from 1 pm to 4 pm. The fun summer event for the whole family will feature a varied programme of activities. Music will be provided by Soiva Siili and Hiski Pajuniemi. There will also be Finnish poetry performances and music for children by DJ Juissi. The event is part of the national Kirsi Kunnas 100th anniversary year. We recommend arriving on foot or using public transport. Free admission to the event.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of poet Kirsi Kunnas. As part of the anniversary, Tampere is organising the Tumpkin’s Park Festival, where the renovated Tittytumpkin’s Fairytale Park, based on Kunnas' poems, will be opened in its new splendour.

The family park festival will begin at 1 pm with an opening speech by Deputy Mayor Matti Helimo. The event will also feature poems by Kunnas, a performance by the children's music group Soiva Siili and singer-songwriter Hiski Pajuniemi, and dance music for children by DJ Juissi

The Park Festival also offers children the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of poetry and art through play. A poetry living room and a poetry workshop will be set up in the park for the day, where children can try their hand at writing poetry. There will also be a children's theatre adventure where they can play with stories. The festival will also feature a variety of exciting activities, including circus performances, hobby horsing and making giant bubbles. The activities will be held in Finnish, but children of all languages are welcome to participate.

The event is organised by the City of Tampere in cooperation with the PiiPoo Cultural Centre, the Rulla Children's Cultural Centre and the Yöstäjä organization for creative writing.

Further information

Matilda Salminen
Event Producer
040 586 6453
Text: Johanna Sokka
Photos: Erika Kallasmaa
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