Culture and sport

Scheduled boat service to Espoo's islands starts 28 May. During the first two weekends Norsö IV operates to Iso Vasikkasaari. June 11th all three boats start their routes.
The new exhibition of the Espoo City Museum, It is here I belong – Five centuries of Glims (19.4.2016 - 5.3.2017), is about the Glims Farm, which for centuries offered its residents a home, a livelihood, and safety. The exhibition shares the life stories of some of the residents of Glims and describes how many major historical events impacted life at this Espoo farm.


  • Each competitor of the vehicle race has a different mode of transport, such as an electric bike, a Segway, a wooden bike or just an ordinary bicycle. The competitors are, among others, Christoffer Masar, Mayor of Kauniainen, Jukka Mäkelä, Mayor of Espoo, Maria Guzenina, President of Espoo City Council and Member of Parliament, Özlem Canel, Deputy Ambassador of the Netherlands, Irma Karjalainen, Director, Regional and Environmental Information at HSY, and Marek Salermo, cycling expert.
  • Espoo was the first city which joined the Society's Commitment to Sustainable Development in Finland. Different units, companies and networks of the city have taken part in the programme through their own practical activities. The Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development rewarded Espoo's commitment as the most impactful of the year.


  • Espoo Day 27.8.
    2016-08-27 8:00
    On Espoo Day on 27 August we can enjoy great events from dawn till dusk. Entrance is free to all events.
  • In honour of the Espoo Day, Sello Hall will host a comedy night produced especially for the occasion. Three Espoo comedians will take the stage: Jape Grönroos, Pietari Vihula and Joonas Korhonen.
  • Espoo Adult Education Centre's Open-air Theatre Class presents a comedy "Viimeiset mohikaanit" at Espoo Cultural Centre, Amphi Stage. Free admission!