Helsinki Design Week 2018

Helsinki Design Week presents the new faces and phenomena of design, promotes design internationally in collaboration with various partners and offers city citizens through design a forum to participate in developing and discussing the city and its culture. The festival programme contains around 250 events every year, and includes both events targeted for professionals and the general public. In 2017, the festival boasted about 161,000 visitors.

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Helsinki Festival 2018

Helsinki Festival is the largest arts festival in Finland, organised annually in late summer. The festival’s aim is to make art accessible for all. The programme line-up features classical and world music, theatre, dance, circus and visual arts as well as a range of urban events. In 2018, Helsinki Festival is organised on Aug 17th – Sept 2nd. The programme is published in April.

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Helsinki Day

The Finnish capital celebrates its birthday on 12 June with over a hundred free-of-charge Helsinki Day events throughout the city. The city centre will be filled with people, music and events, but Helsinki Day will also be celebrated outside the centre in the city’s districts.

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Helsinki Cup 2018

The Helsinki Cup is one of Europe's biggest international junior football tournaments. The event attract hundreds of teams to pitches throughout Helsinki, and over the past 30-plus years many different countries have been represented. Thousands of junior footballers, both boys and girls, take over the city and its pitches in the middle of summer. The Helsinki Cup offers players and fans alike lots of fun and excitement in the true spirit of the game.

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Light festival Lux Helsinki

Lux Helsinki is a five-day light festival in the centre of Helsinki that is organised annually at the beginning of January. The festival presents a diverse range of light art along a new route each year that covers a few kilometres. In addition to the most famous buildings in Helsinki, the route also highlights lesser known courtyards and façades. The programme features specially commissioned new works and popular installations for international light festivals.

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New Year’s Eve

Soon after the Christmas Tree has been lit in the Duke Jacob's Square at 2nd of December, the city is preparing itself for celebration of the New Year's Eve. On December 31st, at 23 New Year's celebration will take place on Post Island. And the magnificent fireworks right after the midnight 00:25 will make it even more breathtaking for everyone in Jelgava.
Place: Pasta (Post) island


Balts' Unity day

This year’s Balts’ Unity Day will be celebrated in Jelgava. A rich variety of cultural and entertainment activities with participants from both, Latvia and Lithuania, are planned. 
Place: Duke Jacob Square