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We're going to celebrate Independence Day in a traditional way in Jyväskylä

Independence Day, 6 December 2022, will be celebrated in Jyväskylä with a program organized by the City of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä Garrison, and Jyväskylä Parish.

The Independence Day special service celebration will take place at Taulumäki church at 10:00 a.m. (address: Lohikoskentie 2).

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Suomenlippu sinistä taivasta vasten. Image Kristiina Pentikäinen

Haikara won the general art competition for Jyväskylä's Kankaanaukio

The art competition organized by Kangas Service Ltd to choose artwork for Kankaanaukio (Kangas square) has now ended. The competition winner is Haikara (Stork), designed by Teija and Pekka Isorättyä.

Haikara also overwhelmingly won the public vote, so the prize amount for the winners rose to 7,000 EUR.

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Haikaraa esittävä taideteos

Save the Children association has granted the Ukraine project of Jyväskylä Youth Art Workshop with the Year 2022 Childish Act Recognition

Save the Children association of Jyväskylä will present Aurinkopaja- Sun workshop with the Year 2022 Childish Act recognition on Monday, 21 November. Ukrainian youth will also be able to watch the Finnish premiere of the film Outside (Olha Zhurba, Ukraine, 2022) at the Arktisen Upeeta film festival on the previous Sunday.

The Ukraine project of the Youth Art Workshop of the City of Jyväskylä's youth services has been awarded the Year 2022 Childish Act

Ukrainan lippu ja sydän. Image Terhi Pekkarinen

Secto Rally Finland brought over EUR 17 million to the Jyväskylä region

The Finnish round of the World Rally Championship, or Secto Rally Finland, returned this year to its full four-day glory after the difficult coronavirus period. A total of 230,000 spectators were recorded in Jyväskylä and Central Finland, the visitor record was broken in Harju, and the Finnish World Cup Rally left a jackpot of income behind for the Jyväskylä region and Central Finland.

In the general competition, there was no opportunity to celebrate a victory for Finland, but a great sports weekend was crowned by the second-place

Auto ajaa Harjulla Secto Rally Finland 2022. Image AKK Sports Oy

Hands on Ukraine – Crafts of exceptional time collected as part of research and museum collections

The war in Ukraine has affected us in many ways, and the desire to help has been manifold. Thoughts and emotions have been channelled into a wide range of works and activities, including making things with our hands. How can we capture this time and our collective work for future generations and as material for researchers?

The Craft Museum of Finland, together with the University of Eastern Finland, Taito Organization Finland, – Craft Online Association and

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Virkattuja kukkia ukrainan lipun keltaisen ja sinisen sävyissä. Ukraina käsillä - tarinoiden keruu Suomen käsityön museon verkkosivuilla. Image Tarja Kroger

We will celebrate the Finland-Japan friendship with various events in Jyväskylä from 31.10 to 06.11.2022

In Autumn 2022, the Japanese Embassy in Finland will celebrate the Finland-Japan friendship year with various events. The events will take place from 31.10 to 06.11.2022, where you can get to know Japanese culture, hobbies, and people. Participating in public events are free-of-charge unless previously notified.

During the event, the City of Jyväskylä and the Japanese twin city of Niiza will celebrate the 25-years relationship between the two cities. 

Sushia, karjalanpiirakoita ja kukkia. Image Eeva Tammikivi

Graphica Creativa 2022 features Swoon and print works from around the globe

Graphica Creativa 2022 presents a wide range of international print works at the Jyväskylä Art Museum. For the first time in Finland, the exhibition features an impressive installation of works by Swoon, a female pioneer of Street Art. The exhibition also features prints by 90 artists from around the world.

Swoon (Caledonia Curry, b. 1977) is known around the world for her groundbreaking public art.

Värikäs grafiikka, jossa tyylilelty naishahmo keskellä

More events at Veturitallit Jyväskylä's Musamessut music fair - Alexi Laiho's guitar equipment on display and Mika "Kaasu / Gas Lipstick" Karppinen to teach drum tuning

At Musamessu, you can see not only the instruments of Finnish instrument makers, but also the amplifiers and guitars of Children of Bodom's guitarist, Alexi Laiho (d. 2020).

The Musamessut music fair at Jyväskylä's Veturitallit will not only feature instruments and music equipment from Finnish instrument makers and impo

Soitinrakentaja esittelee tuotteitaan Veturitallien Musamessuilla vuonna 2018. Image Esa Linna

The women-only swimming session is again organized every month in Vaajakoski Wellamo swimming hall

The women-only swimming shift is being organized by City of Jyväskylä sports services as a part of the NytLiikkelle service package. The session is set every month at the Wellamo swimming hall in Vaajakoski, Jyväskylä.

The women's shift for the 2022–2023 season is organized once a month on Fridays from 18:00 to 20:30.

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Aikuisten uimaopetuskuva. Image Tomi Tuuliranta

Finland’s Susijengi, the Lauri Markkanen homecoming, and amity across borders

For the first time in 34 years, Jyväskylä will host a men’s basketball national team game. Finland’s national team, Susijengi, faces Ukraine at LähiTapiola Areena on Thursday, August 18, as they gear up for EuroBasket 2022. This will also be the first national team game for Lauri Markkanen, the premier star of Finnish basketball, in his hometown.

The schedule of events for this hot week of Jyväskylä basketball includes:

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Lauri Markkanen koripalloa heittämässä. Image Ville Vuorinen