Espoo Day is Espoo’s largest annual city event, which is celebrated every year on the last Saturday of August and this year also on Friday 30.-31.8.2019. The preparation of the Espoo day begins every year. Welcome to make and experience a wonderful communal city celebration!

Information to the event organizers

Please note the instructions of the Espoo event organizers when planning your event. Here are some of the most important steps to help you organize your events. Various bodies and authorities are supervised by the organisation of public events and event organizers, and the event organizer should take care of all necessary permits, notices and arrangements in good time before the event. Instructions for event organizers of the city of Espoo, Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Service and the police, visit this page:

History of the Espoo Day

The origins of Espoo Day are in several decades, when Espoo is celebrated for both different village celebrations and themed events. Officially, the day of the Espoo festival was celebrated for the first time in 1992 in the 20th anniversary of the city of Espoo. The day was chosen 27.8. That is, the day when the founding of the Espoo Manor was signed in 1556. From 2010, the city day was celebrated every year on the last Saturday of August. There are well over 100 citizens, communities, companies and cities each year. In 2018 the Espoo Day celebrated Finland 100 to celebrate the anniversary of the weekend, and the events had been record-breaking for the first time over 300. There is always free access to all events.

Target Grants

The Cultural committee of the City of Espoo grants a discretionary target grant to Espoo, the communities, organisations and teams in the implementation of festivals, art events and participatory cultural productions. The target grants will be available from the end of January until the end of August. The application form should be submitted in good time before the Espoo day. For instructions and application forms, please visit this link.