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Jyväskylän kaupunki / kulttuuripalvelut
Suvi Lindell-Mäkelä
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Vapaudenkatu 39-41, 4. krs
40100 Jyväskylä
p. 014 266 4043, 040 7383 450

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Jyväskylä Days 2018 on March 17-18

Jyväskylä´s birthday celebration is a cheerful city event running from March 17-18.

Welcome to the 181th Anniversary Celebrations of Jyväskylä!

Programme on Saturday at the Hippos Hall on Saturday March 17, 12-15

Doors are opened at 11:30

Programme on Main Stage

Presenter Timo Lievemaa

12:00 Opening speech by Mayor Timo Koivisto

Presenting the award of City of Jyväskylä

12:30 Music for children: Band Ammuu!
13:30 Panel Discussion: How Well-being Appears in Jyväskylä in 2030? (In Finnish)

Interpreted in Finnish sign language

14:30 SilverDanceParty

Dance Centre in Central Finland

Programme in Auditorium

Presentations on topical issues (in Finnish) every 30 minutes.

Children’s music Band Ammuu!

At 12:30, approx. 40 minutes

Old McDonald has a new tractor. Before it starts, many problems have to be solved – with the help from his animals and children. Tools are also needed and, as you know, can be used to play samba. Come along to sing and play. Anyone can take part – no matter what age!

Adult Education Centre

Would you like to try a new dance? Pop in and soon you are dancing!

Jyväskylä Adult Education Centre brings magic of dance to Jyväskylä Days! Come and try Finnish FolkJam at 12:00, 12:30 and Indian Bollywood at 13:00 and 13:30. Dancing sessions are held by our stand. Each session takes approx. 10 minutes. You can jump in anytime. Come and dance your heart out.

Jyväskylä City Library

Indulge in reading a book! Jyväskylä City Library brings a Reading Stand into the Hippos Hall. There you can browse through interesting new books or sit down comfortably to read longer. Earplugs are also available if you need perfect silence. Library personnel is at your service teaching the use of e-books and-magazines.

Wivi, one of our mobile libraries will be parked in front of the Hippos Hall and ready to serve you if you need a library card or want to renew your loans. Of course, you can also loan material to read at home.

Jyväskylä Sinfonia

Escape the hubbub of the Hippos Hall and relax in the Sinfonia Lounge! Jyväskylä Sinfonia offers instrumental workshops and performances to young and old on the hour. In the softly furnished lounge, you learn how instruments work and hear musicians perform. Between the performances and workshops, you can lie down on a mattress and enjoy music from the recordings of Jyväskylä Sinfonia.

Children’s Music Band Loiskis

Instrument workshop for children and music animations non-stop on Jyväskylä Day at 12-15!

Erkki Okkonen, who makes instruments for Loiskis, teaches you how to make a small wind instrument from a drinking straw. At our stand, you can also see hilarious animations to the music of Loiskis made by children and students.

Further information:

Multicultural Center Gloria

Multicultural Center Gloria is an open international forum for all living in Jyväskylä. On Jyväskylä Day at the stand of Gloria you can dance, sing, play, speak different languages, learn about voluntary work and get empowering hugs.

In the Gloria Language Café you can taste and test words. We play and sing together Monimessi songs in several languages.

Come along to congratulate Jyväskylä in different languages! Let’s make a birthday card together!

Matara Civic Activity Centre

“Matara Living Room” brings a meeting point, a public living room open for all from Tourula to Hippos for one day. At our stand, you can read the newspaper, stretch with Twister or play multilingual Alias and other board games.

Bingo at 12:30, 13:30 and 14:30 – win a prize!

During the day, you can make a booking for a cargo bike for the summer 2018 from Cargo Bike Borrowing Shop in Matara. At the “Matara Living Room” you also find information on (tens of) organizations and associations at Matara as well as on events and groups Matara has to offer.

Further information:

Sports Services

Testing point for balance:

meant especially for senior citizens but suitable for all. Sport instructors your test sense of balance, compressive force of hand and leg muscles in the Hippos Hall. Balance is measured with Ibalance equipment. At our stand, you also get tips on sport and exercising in Jyväskylä.

Balancing track for juniors and seniors:

The versatile balancing track challenges you to try different tasks demanding good sense of balance. Sport instructors are there to help you. At our stand, you also get tips on sport and exercising in Jyväskylä.

Special offer on Saturday:

Aalto Alvari

Reduced prices: adults 4,50€, children 3,50€

Kuokkala Graniitti:

Admission free to the gym and possible open classes.

Sport Club Jyväskylän Kenttäurheilijat / Kalevan Kisat (Kaleva Games)

How well do you clear hurdles? Do you hit the mark better than your friend does? At our stand you can try training athletics. You can also compete with your friend if you want excitement. At the same time you can take part in draw of tickets to Kaleva Games.

Kalevan Kisat i.e. Finnish Championship in Athletics are held in Jyväskylä at the recently renovated Harju Stadium in 19-22 July 2018. The Kaleva Games are the best-known sports event in Finland. It offers the spectators superb experiences and top performances in city centre.

Further information:

Follow the sportspersons training for the home games:

Free concerts for families on 18 March

Loiskis Trio

Tikkakoski Day Centre at 11:00

(Myllylammenkatu 6, 41160 Tikkakoski)


Korpilahti Day Centre at 14:00

(Levästentie 4–6, 41800 Korpilahti)


Pekka Laukkarinen Duo

Jyväskylä Parish, Sepän Kipinä (at Seppä Shopping Arcade) at 16:00

Free guided tours of the City Hall on Saturday 17 March 2018

Guidance in English at 11:00

Guided tours have been arranged at the City Hall since its renovation was completed in 2013. On Jyväskylä Day, Jyväskylä tourist guides will lead you through the public areas on the three floors. On the tour, you will learn about the history and present of the building as well as about the works of art on display and the renovation process.

Art and culture companions hand out tickets for the tours on Monday 12 March at 15-17 in the lobby of the main library (Vapaudenkatu 39-41). The number of tickets is limited to 24 persons per tour.

The tours will start at the entrance facing the city theatre, labelled “Poliisikamari”.

Craft Museum of Finland

Admission free on Jyväskylä Days

Saturday March 17 open 12-16.

Meet the Artist: Ulla Pohjola and Kaija Poijula present their exhibition Memento

Visit the exhibition and learn how the artists combine handicraft and art. Presentation of the exhibition is free of charge. You can also enrol on an Eggshell mosaic workshop instructed by Kaija Poijula.

12:00 Artists Ulla Pohjola and Kaija Poijula present their exhibition Memento and discuss their art with the audience.

13-16 Workshop in Eggshell mosaic, instructor Kaija Poijula. Enrol here ( Fee 15 €, includes material and coffee.

Facebook-event: Memento: Taiteilijatapaaminen ja työpaja
Instagram: #craftmuseumoffinland #memento

For information:

Jyväskylä Art Museum

Admission free on Jyväskylä Days

Open on Saturday and Sunday 11-18.

The exhibition Generation showcases art by young talents aged 15-23. It is also the kick off for the Art Museum’s 20th Anniversary.

Sa March 17 Opening the exhibition Generation, the 20th Anniversary of the Art Museum and launching the Aalto Lounge.

14:00 Cafè Kultavatkain (Golden Whisk) serves birthday nibble for all.

15:00 Opening the exhibition

Addresses of City of Jyväskylä, Alvar Aalto Museum and Foundation and of Amos Andersson Art Museum
Opening the exhibition and presenting the artists by curator Laura Köönikkä
Music by Litku Klemetti

Alvar Aalto Museum

Admission free on March 16-18

”Syömään!” (The meal is served!)

on Saturday 17 March 2018 and in some restaurants the whole weekend

”Syömään” is an event in which families with children are especially welcome in restaurants. More than ten different type of restaurants in Jyväskylä show their most important customers, children how much they care about families.

On this day children customers are princes and princesses and restaurants have special offers, surprise menus and programme. The restaurants show how they cater to children and make it easier for families to visit them.

Cuisine scene and restaurants with their menus are featured in the event and then it is easy to visit a new restaurant and try new flavours. And what would be a better day to start learning manners in restaurants than when they are full of children?

City of Jyväskylä promotes the event with the maxim: Jyväskylä educates also on cuisine refinement!

Further information on the offers of the restaurants and the event you will find in Facebook on our site @syomaan

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