In Jyväskylä, it is possible to organize variety of events and the city offers different facilities and venues. Sports events, concerts, festivals, and outdoor events are easy to arrange. In addition, there are lots of facilities suitable for meetings and congresses.
In order to get the right venue for the event, the search and booking process has to be done in good time.
For more information about venues, see our brochure: Hold a successful event in Jyväskylä
15th International Print Triennial
The fifteenth international Graphica Creativa triennale fills the Jyväskylä Art Museum with works by young artists.
Graphica Creativa 2019 – Hereafter features works by artists from invited art universities in four major cities: Helsinki, Oslo, Tokyo and Alberta. The focus is on printmaking students who present projects on themes important to them, accompanied by works by professors and teachers of printmaking.
A fresh breeze from France arrives at the Craft Museum of Finland in the autumn 2019 when a group of Normandy artisans, Élan de créateurs, present their works in two exhibitions. 11 artisans from different fields bring such contemporary handcraft and design to the museum as ceramics, textile creations, jewelry, works from recycled materials and art handcraft. The colorful and playful sales exhibitions include traditional techniques as well as inventive new ways of using the materials.
Cultural orienteering is an urban event opening the autumn season where exercise, outdoor activities and culture merge in a charming way. The event is suited for all age groups and open for everyone and free of charge.
You can walk, run, bike or dance from one control point to another - pick your own style!
In 2019 the events was organized for the 10th time. The event is part of the European Heritage Days.
Lasten Lysti is a children’s cultural festival offering a diverse programme full of high quality shows and events.
Sat 22.8. at 11-16. Viiru and Pesonen´s Summer at 14.
Laukkala farm, Petäjävedentie 1798, Tikkala
Mental health and substance abuse services
It is now easier for young people to get help and treatment with mental health and substance abuse concerns in Jyväskylä. Young people themselves or their relations can contact the service directly and no referrals are required. For example, loneliness, bullying and knots in family and friend relationships can be causing concerns. There may also be concerns about the use of intoxicants, gambling, lack of study or work placements or any other factor affecting everyday life.
The purpose of family counselling is to support families with children in different challenging life situations. In children’s matters, the services are mainly meant for children under the age of 13.
Family Counselling employs psychologists, social workers and a children’s psychiatrist, who usually meet families in work pairs. Jyväskylä's Family Counselling serves residents of the following municipalities: Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi, Joutsa, Luhanka, Muurame, Petäjävesi, Toivakka and Uurainen.
Families can contact the family counselling directly. No referral is needed.
Our services are meant for young people from 13 to 22 years old and their relatives, when there is reason for concern about
- mental state and anxiety
- sexual issues
- family crisis situations
- conflicts between young people and parents
- friendship and dating relationships
A young person can get in contact with the reception by themselves or with others, or under the guidance of other professionals.
If a child's parents are not married at the moment of the child's birth, the mother is registered as the only parent.
You can acknowledge paternity at a maternity cilinic only during pregnancy. After the child's birth, paternity is acknowledged at an appointment with a child welfare officer.
Custody, living arrangements, right of access and maintenance
When a child is born while his or her parents are married, both parents are his or her guardians. If the parents are not married, the mother is the sole guardian of the child.
15.6.–8.9.2019 Art Museum Gallery
Three years have passed since I came to Finland. The light, and the interweave of waters and forests captivated me and continue to fascinate me. In Japan I thought a lot about the power of nature and I tried to express its limitless strength in abstract images. I was looking for new ways of expression using metal, textiles and oxidants along side traditional Japanese painting mediums. But my experience of Finnish nature gave me new inspiration and completely changed me.
The city has been actively implementing the Neighborhood Sport Site - program since 2013. There are more and more sport sites added all the time, so we are on our way to construct the best ensemble in Finland.
Neighborhood sports sites are sport-environments that are suitable for a wide range of users in and around residential areas, and they have no divided shifts or charges. Jyväskylä is the first city with more than 100,000 residents that has completed a comprehensive report of the city’s neighborhood sports sites and a development plan until the year 2020.
1. The University of Jyväskylä has the only Faculty of Sport Sciences in Finland
2. The city is home to KIHU, Research Institute for Olympic Sports, and
3. LIKES, Research Centre for Sport and Health Sciences.
4. Studies show that the involvement of Jyväskylä’s adult population in sports and physical recreation is high by national standards. Roughly every third adult engages in recreational sport or exercises at least 4-6 times a week.
The city board is responsible for the practical running of local administration and its finances. It prepares issues that come before the council and functions as its representative. The 13 members of the Jyväskylä city board are chosen by the council for four years.
Chairman of the City Board
Chair of the City Board is Ms Meri Lumela, VIHR (Green League)
I Vice Chairman of the City Board is Mr Juha Suonperä, KOK (National Coalition Party)
II Vice Chair of the City Board is Ms Eila Tiainen, VAS (Left Alliance)
In Finland local self-government is guaranteed by the constitution. The City Council is elected for four years in direct proportional elections by the residents of the city. The number of the councilors in the Jyväskylä City Council is 67 and they represent eight different parties.
Jyväskylä has strong research and technology expertise and a good functional platform
Jyväskylä is one of the leading centers for expertise in sports in the Northern Europe and the most significant Finnish research organizations and academic education programs are concentrated in Jyväskylä. Exercise and health science expertise is globally recognized and of a high standard. The exercise and sports related markets are growing fast and physical activity is increasingly linked to wellness and health technology solutions.
Jyväskylä is a versatile and vibrant event city with 5000 events held every year. Various sport events have established their status in Jyväskylä and several Finnish and World Championship competitions from different sport-genres are held yearly in the city.
Jyväskylä Ski Marathon
The Euroloppet-divisions skiing event in the great terrain of Jyväskylä presents challenges for racers and excitement and experiences for fitness skiers.
People in Jyväskylä are active exercisers. One third of the adult population moves at least 4-6 times a week. Regular exercise has beneficial effects on your overall health and well-being.
Jyväskylä has long and successful traditions in competitive sports. Over the years, Finnish champions, European champions, World champions and Olympic winners have come from Jyväskylä. To this day, Jyväskylä’s athletes and sports clubs are successful both nationally and internationally.
There are about 220 sports clubs in Jyväskylä, many of which are also engaged in competitive sports. In the main league level, there are groups from over ten different sport-genres. In addition to competitive sports, individual sports are also yielding strong success stories.
Jyväskylä - The Capital of Sport: Some background for the strategic choice
Ascension Day 30.5.
- Administration closed
- AaltoAlvari open 10.00-18.00
- Wellamo open 10.00-17.30
- Community center is closed
- Hipposhalli closed
- Training ice rink closed
- Competition ice rink closed
- Baseball stadium is closed
- Harju Stadium, Viitaniemi, Vehkahalli, Jyskä and Palokka are open normally
Eve’s eve of Midsummer 20.6.
- AaltoAlvari open 6-15
Exhibitions of 2019
Exhibitions of 2019 in the Craft Museum of Finland explore the possibilities of materials and the relationship with nature.
The atmosphere of the exhibition year 2019 in the Craft Museum of Finland is international. Different exhibitions present the possibilities of materials, ponder the future and dive into the Finnish relationship with nature. Ancient handicraft techniques, carefully made works with strong identities as well as humorous objects are seen during the year.
A group of 19 international artists coming from Sweden, Norway and Portugal are connecting with Finland through a contemporary printmaking exhibition project to be presented at Galleria Ratamo, with opening on the 2nd of May at 17h. Besides this exhibition, a polyester workshop will be also given by one of the participating artists, Naoji Ishiyama. This 3rd exhibition of the project Connecting Provincial Workshops and International Printmakers happens with the support from Jukka Partanen, the Curator of the Art Museum of Jyväskylä and Swedish – Finnish Foundation.