Tampere events

There’s always something happening in Tampere – whether it’s a festival, a touring artist, art exhibition,
performance or a sporting event

Most current and up-to- date event calendar can be found at: visittampere.fi/search?type=event
Music shows: http://www.meteli.net/tampere

Around the year, Tampere hosts touring world class performers in venues ranging from cosy clubs to the
city’s multi-purpose arenas with a capacity of over 10,000 spectators. Tampere also hosts several yearly
festivals across the central city venues. Here is a list of the most important ones:



Blockfest is a huge hiphop/city festival, biggest of its kind in the Nordic countries. During the
celebrations, Tampere is full of guests, so remember to book your Hotel room well in advance. It has
several stages around the city, biggest one being at the Ratina stadium. Performers include radiant world
stars, such as Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Nas, A$AP Rocky, and Wiz Khalifa.


Tampere Jazz Happening

Tampere Jazz Happening is a cool urban jazz jubilee, held since 1982 in Tullintori area – the same
neighbourhood where Dream Hostel & Hotel is situated. The event brings in some of the best jazz
musicians in the world, as well as showcases young domestic talents on the rise. Also featured in the
curriculum are jazz-themed movies, workshops and art exhibitions. To keep things comfortable and within
walking distance, make sure to book your room early!


Lost in Music

Lost in Music is a city festival with over 100 artists performing at the most famous venues around
Tampere. The event weekend attracts up to 15,000 guests at the beginning of every October. Closest
performing stages are at Tulli area, just two minutes by foot from Dream Hostel & Hotel.


Tampere Film Festival

Tampere Film Festival takes place every March, showcasing short films around the world. Films are
played in three different cinemas, and recently also at a virtual reality studio.



Tammmerfest is an urban city and music festival that takes place every summer for five days and nights.
The biggest city festival in the country has stages and events all over the heart of the city, closest one being
Tulli and Ratina area just 2–5 minutes from our Hostel. Total attendance is over 80,000 guests. During this
week, the city’s hotels and hostels are going to be completely packed, so make sure to contact us well in


Tampere Festival of Light

Tampere Festival of Light creates brightness in the middle of the year’s darkest 135 days. From late
October until mid-March, the streets of central Tampere are illuminated with hundreds of light fixtures,
ranging from traditional light fixtures to urban art, projected onto empty walls. The entire length of
Hämeenkatu street is lit with 500 light spheres hanging from trees along the thoroughfare.