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Jyväskylä picnic event with Yona concert in May 2023

Finnish Pop music artist Yona will perform at the Jyväskylä picnic event this year. The concert is free and will be held in Lounaispuisto (Seminaarinkatu 34) on 28 May at 15:00. The Jyväskylä picnic event is the city's birthday gift to the residents.

Singer and songwriter Yona from Jyväskylä has released eight albums in her career.

Jyväskylä Days
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Kuvituskuva. Image Jyväskylän kulttuuripalvelut

National Parade on the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces

The Flag Day's national parade of the Finnish Defence Forces will be held in Jyväskylä on 4 June 2023. In addition to viewing the parade and troops, the program includes an event field, Midnight Hawks air show, and the MILjazz summer tour concert in the evening. Admission to the events is free of charge.

The units participating in the parade are from Army, Navy, and Air Force, the National Defense University, Finnish Border Guard, representatives fr

Puolustusvoimien virkapukuisia ihmisiä muodostelmassa. Image Puolustusvoimat

Lost Tourula on display at Jyväskylä’s Kangas

The opening of the Tourula-themed art exhibition by visual artist Torsten Stigzelius (1942–2018) will take place at the community centre Piippuranta Club (Paperitehtaankatu 1) on Friday, 10 March at 12. Lost Tourula (Kadonnut Tourula) exhibition will be opened by Jussi Jäppinen, a writer and Doctor of Philosophy, who has also documented Tourula and Kangas areas.

The exhibition, which is organized jointly with the Piippuranta Club and the Kauko Sorjonen foundation, displays marker and colored pencil drawings

Jyväskylän kaupungin markkinointilogossa on teksti Jyväskylä ja logo. Image Jyväskylän kaupunki

Bus strike started, only Linkki lines 5 and 5K are running

The strike by bus drivers started on Wednesday morning 1.3.2023 at 03:00 and will last until Friday 10.3. at 03:00, according to a preliminary announcement.

The only Linkki transport company not on strike is Tilausajot Mennään Bussilla Oy, which operates routes 5 and 5K as normal.

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Jääkukkia Asemakadun pysäkillä. Image Kristiina Pentikäinen

Finnish creative ingenuity echoes at the instrument builders' exhibition

"Everything the devil made these damn fools do" says Eero Lehtinen and Jukka Mäkelä, who make musical instruments from recycled materials. The Echo Bases exhibition features instruments made by two experienced musicians, which make you wonder at the variety of materials used and the creative ingenuity of the makers. 

In addition to manual skills, the construction of these instruments requires a knowledge of different materials and the physical properties of soun

Eero Lehtisen valmistamassa kitarassa on hyödynnetty luun mallista metallipurkkia, jonka kyljessä on koiranpentujen kuvia. Kitarassa lukee "luuserin onni, happy loser".

EK Municipal ranking 2023: Jyväskylä's ranking among the top 10

According to the Municipal ranking study published by EK (Confederation of Finnish Industries), the Jyväskylä region still remains among the most business-friendly regions in Finland. In the comparison of 25 regions, Jyväskylä ranked 9th in the top 10 among large cities. Companies in the region evaluate the city's business policy and business climate more positively than the national average.

Municipal ranking, which is carried out every two years, measures the attractiveness of different regions of Finland in terms of busine

Kuntaranking 2023 tulokset. Image EK

Finding the right education for job seekers becomes easier

During the spring, Central Finland's employment agencies invite all unemployed jobseekers in the region to Kohti education events to learn about study options. During the spring, the operators organize three separate training events for different target groups. Lack of skills is often the cause of unemployment.


Kaksi henkilöä katsoo eteenpäin, toisella kamera kädessä ja toinen osoittaa sormella eteenpäin

Art Museum's spring program with a series of artist meetings

During the spring, people can meet visual artists at Friday chat groups and artist-themed meetings to hear stories about their path as artists and the backgrounds of their artworks in a relaxed setting.

In the Friday chat group, volunteers will interview Outi Markkanen on 17 February, Jussi Heikkilä on 17 March, and Kirsi Tapper on 14 April. 

Ihmisiä katselemassa seinälle ripustettuja tauluja taidemuseossa. Image Sanna Lahti