23.12.2019The Ministry of Education and Culture has awarded EUR 194,000 of additional funding to the City of Jyväskylä to deliver arts and culture services for young people in Central Finland.
16.12.2019The joint exhibition of four famous Finnish textile artists Ariadna Donner, Soile Hovila, Aino Kajaniemi and Inka Kivalo in Craft Museum of Finland 4.1.-17.5.2020 brings out the variety of modern...
12.12.2019Known for her colourful animal and plant themed knits, textile artist Sirkka Könönen’s (1947-2018) production is on display in the Craft Museum of Finland’s Lobby Gallery 21.12.2019-1.3.2020, in The...
4.11.2019The Finnish Olympic Committee has included Hippos2020 on its list of priority sports venue projects, characterising it as a unique facility in terms of size and diversity and as a special competence...
23.10.2019Is Jyväskylä a city of education and culture? How strong is its position as a sports capital? Are we brave and cheerful? How bout ambitious and solution-driven? Who should we talk to about ourselves?
5.10.2019A themed collection on the 2nd floor of the Main Library (Vapaudenkatu 39-41) of titles that provide inspiring information and tips on how to encourage children at schools and kindergartens to be...
8.3.2019In a recent meeting on 4.3., the City of Jyväskylä Board established a working committee to sort out options to realise a permanent memorial in tribute to Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykänen's...
Culture and leisure
Culture, physical recreation and nature are vital to our everyday wellbeing as citizens of Jyväskylä.
Compact city centre, vital urban areas, warm-spirited villages and varied rural surroundings create an attractive living environment. Päijänne, the second largest lake in Finland, is an essential part of Jyväskylä.
- Jyväskylä is a sporting paradise for all interested in physical well-being. The city encourages everyone from babies to the elderly to adopt an active lifestyle.
- In Jyväskylä, closeness to nature is combined with the rhythm of the city. You can live peacefully in the wild, near a densely populated area or the centre with a fascinating lake view, or right in the heart of the city – still near the green recreational areas.
- Jyväskylä is especially known for its rich variety of culture; museums, art exhibitions, concerts, events and theatre performances.