Event Organizer Guide

The city is yours – let’s make it happen!

Helsinki is ready for action
Helsinki’s birthday will be celebrated 12 June. Hundreds of free events will be held throughout the city and its local districts, promising something for everyone.
Helsinki Day has become a city festival that offers lots to see and do for people of all ages. The city centre will be filled with people, music and events, but Helsinki Day will also be celebrated outside the centre in the city’s districts.

Event proposals for Helsinki Day are being accepted starting 1 February 
The City of Helsinki invite local residents to make the most of their city and to work together to create the programme for this year’s Helsinki Day.

Create your own programme and apply for a grant
We welcome all proposals for events that are free of charge and open to everyone on Helsinki Day. Submit your proposal by 31 March 2018 at the latest.
Submit your proposal here. The form is only in Finnish. Register on the site and use your individual username to update your application and event information when needed.

A jury comprising local residents will select grant recipients by 15 April.

Download detailed instructions in finnish in PDF format.

Apply as a performer
If you are a performer and would like to participate in an existing event (for example, on Espa Stage), you can send us your offer directly by e-mail.

The complete Helsinki Day programme will be published in May.

Additional information about Helsinki Day from the producer.

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