Espoo Day welcomes both big and small events. They can be anything from neighbourhood food or music events to workshops, guided tours, exhibitions, open days and dog shows.
Espoo Day is a low-threshold event that is genuinely created by the residents. All Espoo Day events are free of charge and non-profit-making. The events are also politically and religiously neutral.

If you are planning to organise an Espoo Day event, please read the instructions for event organisers. On these pages you can find the most important instructions and tips that will help you organise your event. You can also contact the Espoo Day coordination team by email: Public events are monitored by various organisations and authorities, and event organisers have to take care of the required permits, notifications and arrangements well before their events. The instructions of the City of Espoo, the Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department and the police can be found on this website:

Take account of accessibility requirements to create an event that is truly open to all Espoo residents. Further information about accessibility

The City of Espoo Culture Committee provides project grants for Espoo-based cultural operators and cultural activities in Espoo. You can apply for a grant until the end of August 2020. Remember to submit your application in good time before Espoo Day. Instructions and applications are available on this website

If you have questions about grant applications, please send an email to

Espoo Day offers schools an opportunity to replace one school day during the school year by having a school day on Saturday, 29 August. Schools can take advantage of the Espoo Day programme on Saturday or organise their own event at school, for example an open day, a performance or a participatory art workshop. Saturday is also a good day for schools to enjoy Espoo Day and for classes to visit various events.