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...
4.10.2019Now in its 14th year, Jyväskylä’s City of Light festival, which took place on 26–28 September, enjoyed a record-breaking run, attracting more than 130,000 visitors. Visitor numbers were calculated...
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.