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Harjun portaat talvella. Image Tero Takalo-Eskola

Every year Jyväskylä celebrates its birthday on the 22nd of March. In year 2023 Jyväskylä turns 186 years old!

Jyväskylä picnic

In spring is time for Jyväskylä picnic. The main performer will be announced on birthday, the 22nd of March.

Music from Harju tower

At Jyväskylä birthday week 20.-26.3. you can hear the song Kellot played by horns from Harju tower. Song for the birthday week song was composed by Risto Keinänen from Jyväskylä symphony. 

At birthday date 22nd of March rise the flag

On the birthday date 22nd of March the Finnish flag will be raised for celebration at the administration block yard. 

Collection of the birthday week's program

All events are free entry if not said otherwise. 

Mon 20th of March 15:00 at Piippuranta klubi: Armchair trip around Jyväskylä hosted by Jyväskylä's travel guides. 

Mon 20th of March 18:00-19:00 at Jyväskylä main library stage: Birthday themed program for the whole family: Comedian/clown Mr Silly (Herra Höplä). There will be some hints about summer's festival. 

Tue 21st of March 13:00-15:00 at Jyväskylä City Theatre Lämpiö: Dance for everybody. Performing Jarno Itkonen and Heidi Pakarinen

Tue 21st of March 18:00-19:00 Jyväskylä main library stage: Story of Jyväskylä mayor's kääty jewelry. The jewelry is displayed. Chamber counsellor Erkki Fredrikson and Helinä Mäenpää from Jyväskylä club. 

Wed 22nd of March Jyväskylä's birthday:

Free entry to the museums for the whole day. 

11:00-16:00 Museum of Central Finland: Happy birthday Jyväskylä.

13:00-14:00 Piippuranta club: Ode to birth region, community singing.

16:00 Restaurant Harmooni: Night at the harmonium factory, flavours, stories and music. Storyteller Minna Kettunen and musician Olga Kolari. Entrance fee and advance reservation at Restaurant Harmooni's website.

16:00-18:00, Kortteli Club: soup serving, crafting and live karaoke with Loiskis band. Suitable for children and grandparents. Advance reservation for the event till 17th of March at, p. 050 402 7442.

17:00-19:00 Toivolan Vanha Piha, Yarn shop Titityy: Knit garments, Jyväskylä pattern knitting themed.

More information

Culture manager Päivi Kaski
paivi.kaski[at], p. 040 7383450

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