The 31th Tampere Floral Festival 26 July – 2 August 2014
Eight whole days of flora and free events in downtown Tampere. The Tampere Floral Festival is a fun-packed summer event for the whole family. Dress up in your favorite floral dress/hat/tie and join the fun!
Have fun at the Tampere Floral Festival
The main scene of the festival is the Central Square of Tampere and the nearby Frenckell area. There are also lots of separate events during the eight-day festival – and the program and the concerts of well-known artists are all free of charge. The 26-meter-high giant Ferris wheel gives you an opportunity to see the festival and Tampere from a different point of view. With Dinner in the Sky® you can get even higher: come and enjoy your meal 50 meters off the ground!
Free program every day in the Central Square
The Floral Festival is the most colorful and audience friendly summer event in the heart of Tampere city. This family event offers something for everyone. Enjoy the diverse program in the beautiful environment and relaxed atmosphere. Days are filled with different themes, and in the evenings, great Finnish bands perform in the Central Square Floral Stage. The festival is local, and the performers are mainly from Tampere region. The daily program starts usually during the afternoon and the evening program continues until 21.30.
Wine Village of the Floral Festival is located in the north part of the Central Square, in the inner court of Frenckell area. Delicious food and wines from all corners of the globe are served to satisfy your taste buds. Come and have a glass or two while enjoying diverse, qualified live music. Wine Village is open daily from 16 to 24 during the Floral Festival 24.7.–2.8.2014. The entrance to Wine Village is free of charge.
Floral Terrace & Market Café
Meet new people or have a chat with old friends! Enjoy summer, refreshing drinks, fresh coffee and lovely pastries together with the program of the Floral Stage. Don’t forget to taste the Floral cake, specially designed for the Floral Festival.
Something for everyone
The Tampere Floral Festival attracts thousands of local residents and visitors to enjoy a fragrant symphony of marvelous colors. Since 1984, the event annually brings tens of thousands of visitors into the Tampere City Centre, which is decked out with many hundreds of floral arrangements and collections. Each year a lucky girl is chosen to represent the city as the Floral Maid, and a prominent citizen receives the title of Floral Mayor. Both are in attendance at many events during the festival. The Floral Royalty will be elected from a group of senior citizens.
The Tampere Floral Festival is arranged by Tampere Tunnetuksi ry (The Promoting Tampere Association). The association promotes the business life of Tampere and seeks to enliven the city centre area. To achieve its aims, the organization arranges several events in the city centre including the Floral Festival, the Festival of Light, opening of the Christmas season and the selection of the Local Citizen of the Year. Some 300 members, for example shops, department stores, shopping centers, restaurants & cafés, banks and insurance companies, belong to the association.