Anyone can make program to Espoo Day. The program can be small or bigger or even online. Events can be for example piknik or music-performance together in your neighborhood or workshops, exhibitions, open doors, or even dog shows! Espoo day is an event from citizens to citizens in which you can be part of in the most simplest ways. All Espoo Day events must be free and non-profit. Events also has to be non-political and non-religious.

Guides about how to create an event in Espoo can be found in here.

This year, we especially welcome the organisers of small-scale events and various virtual events to join Espoo Day, the largest annual city event in Espoo. All events must be registered through the registration link that will open on 1 April 2021. Espoo Day events can be anything from nature walks, neighbourhood music events and workshops to in-person or virtual guided tours, exhibitions, open days and discussion sessions. It is our residents who create Espoo Day. Together we can organise a low-threshold celebration for all. Espoo Day events are always free of charge and non-profit-making. The events must also be politically and religiously neutral.

Apply for a grant from the Culture Committee

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 2021. Remember to submit your application in good time before Espoo Day. Instructions and applications are available through this link. Applications for Espoo Day grants should be admitted by 20th of May.

If you have questions about grant applications, please send an email to kulttuuriavustukset@espoo.fi.

How to organise a small-scale event on Espoo Day

During the coronavirus pandemic, it is especially important that all event organisers take account of proactive safety measures and the Government’s restrictions when preparing their event. When organising an Espoo Day event, please also read the instructions for event organisers. The instructions of the City of Espoo, the Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department and the police can be found here. On these pages you can find the most important instructions and tips that will help you organise your event. 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.

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

Virtual Espoo Day events

Due to the coronavirus situation, Espoo Day will also feature virtual events. Virtual events can be organised in two different ways – by filming a video beforehand or as a live event. Instructions on various types of virtual events will be added to this website later.

Espoo Day for schools

Espoo Day offers schools an opportunity to replace one school day during the school year by having a school day on Saturday, 28 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 attend various events.