The city's biggest event day!
Espoo Day is a celebration for all Espoo residents held annually on the last Saturday of August. In 2023, Espoo Day will be celebrated on both 25 and 26 August – the festivities start on Friday! On Espoo Day, the residents of Espoo celebrate their city by organising various events around Espoo. The celebrations traditionally involve a number of local communities, companies and other operators. Over the years, the programme has included musical performances, dancing, outdoor cinema, roller skate disco and many other events!
Events organised on Espoo Day 26 August can be attended free of charge. The event calendar includes information on all events held during Espoo Day.
Frequently asked questions
You can join the celebrations by organising your own event or by attending others’ events. You can even do both!
You can see the information of all events, such as their location, date and time, in the event calendar to be published in the summer. On the page for event organisers, you can find more information about planning your own event and the registration form for including your event for the celebrations.
Espoo Day does not offer an all-access ticket to all events. The week’s programme includes many events that do not require registration or tickets, while some events may require advance registration or buying a ticket on-site. You can find the ticket requirements for each event in the programme in the event calendar to be published in the summer.
The traditions of Espoo Day go back decades, as Espoo has been celebrated in various ways from village festivities to themed event series. The first Espoo Day was officially celebrated in 1992, the year when the City of Espoo turned 20. The date selected was 27 August, the date on which the foundation agreement of ‘Espoo Manor’ was signed in 1556. These days, the last Saturday of August is dedicated to Espoo’s signature day and the related festivities.