21.3.2019The City of Jyväskylä turns 182 years old on Friday 22nd of March. The Mayor’s, Timo Kovisto, reception for all fifth graders was arranged in the Jyväskylä Paviljonki on Tuesday 19th of March.
8.3.2019The Lakeland-Jyväskylä Region project cluster, coordinated by the City of Jyväskylä’s Visit Jyväskylä, kicked off in February. The three-year project is designed to promote international tourism in...
8.3.2019In 2018, Jyväskylä was the fifth most popular conference destination in Finland ranked by visitor numbers. A total of 46 international meetings and conferences took place in the city during the year...
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.