Cancelled: Jyväskylän päivät wishes everyone welcome to celebrate 183 years old Jyväskylä!
This year’s Jyväskylä Days will run from 16–22 March with a busy programme of events taking place across the city. The main celebration on 21 March is open to all and will take place at the Forum Shopping Centre. Celebrations to mark Jyväskylä’s 183rd birthday will be taking place 16–22 March. With a programme involving lots of free events and birthday deals for everyone from babies to grandparents, the festive week is a chance to rediscover your home city and what it has to offer. The main Jyväskylä Days event will take place at the Forum Shopping Centre on Saturday, 21 March, 10:00–15:00. It will focus on all the hottest topics and latest trends, including the environment, sustainable travel and smart resource management. In the autumn, Jyväskylä was awarded the Circular Local Economy of the Year title by the Association of Finnish municipalities. The birthday party will be an opportunity for all local residents to celebrate this significant achievement. What is Jyväskylä doing on smart resource management? Lots, is the simple answer! We are making great progress on sustainable travel with our Linkki project, cycling and pedestrian paths and a range of related digital services aimed at local residents. In Kangas, new green spaces have been created through exciting collaborations. The city council is also committed to only purchasing electricity from renewable sources. We are constantly striving to offer more locally produced food and to minimise food waste wherever we can. We’re also challenging local businesses to do their part for sustainability. From small changes to big initiatives, lots is being done in Jyväskylä. Come and find out more about what is happening and challenge us to do more with less!
During the week of birthday celebrations, the City of Jyväskylä will again organise a traditional Mayor’s reception for all Year 5 pupils and local athletes who have achieved sporting success in the past year. Kulttuurikimara (Culture for all) events will be run in day centres and care homes for older residents. The enduringly popular guided tours are also back in 2020. This year, these free tours will be organised on a number of themes, including Alvar Aalto and the environment.