Events and culture in Espoonlahti

Espoonlahti is characterised by its closeness to nature and modern urban culture.

Have an eventful summer in Espoonlahti

Located near the archipelago, Espoonlahti is characterised by its closeness to nature and modern urban culture. During the summer of 2022, the area will host free events and art projects based on the theme of community spirit.

In 2022, Espoonlahti’s events are also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishing of the city of Espoo. 

 

Events in June

 

Hanikka Summer Tuesdays bring culture and urban cottage vibes to the Hanikka recreation centre in Soukka on Tuesday nights from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from 7 June to 9 August 2022.

The programme changes every week and it includes outdoor yoga, open-air dancing and art workshops. In addition to the free programme, visitors may also enjoy the seaside sauna and the communal barbecue of the recreation centre at their leisure on Tuesday nights.

Espoo’s Event and Cultural Services and the Soukka Society are responsible for the production.

Bring your swimwear and snacks, and come and spend a cosy summer evening in Hanikka!

Free admission. The area is not fully wheelchair accessible.

 

Programme:

The seashore sauna and barbecue shelter are open every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Tue 7/3/2022 Open-air dancing: Rytmikonkarit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hanikka’s summer opening is be celebrated with volunteer work and open-air dancing. The music is performed by the legendary Rytmikonkarit. Come and learn cottage skills from chopping logs to heating up sauna, and enjoy the atmosphere of traditional summer dancing! The Soukka Society is responsible for the programme. Free admission.

Tue 14/6/2022 Art workshop: Clay animals from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Animal figures are crafted in a clay workshop organised by the Soukka Art Society. The figures are not burned, but they can be left in nature or taken home. Teacher Satu Jaaramaa. Free admission.

Tue 21/6/2022 Flower wreaths and maypoles from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Come and prepare for Midsummer with the Soukka Society! In the summer workshops, you will learn how to make flower wreaths and maypoles. Free admission.

Tue 28/6/2022 Outdoor yoga from 5.15 p.m. to 6.15
Suitable for yogis of all levels, the yoga class combines calm and flowing movement by breathing with versatile body-strengthening and opening movements together with balance exercises. The exercise develops physical control, strength, endurance, balance and increased mobility. Bring warm clothes, your own yoga mat and a bottle of water. The lesson is provided by yoga teacher Janina Suuronen (Yogaroom Lumo). Admission to the class is free, but the number of participants is limited - secure your place in the group by registering for the class in advance!

Tue 5/7/2022 Art workshop: Painting with natural colours in watercolour style from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
In the art workshops of the Soukka Art Society, paintings are made on watercolour paper in natural colours. This technique is suitable for both beginners and experienced artists. Teacher Hanna Andréasen. Free admission.

Tue 12/7/2022 Outdoor yoga from 5.15 p.m. to 6.15
Suitable for yogis of all levels, the yoga class combines calm and flowing movement by breathing with versatile body-strengthening and opening movements together with balance exercises. The exercise develops physical control, strength, endurance, balance and increased mobility. Bring warm clothes, your own yoga mat and a bottle of water. The lesson is provided by yoga teacher Janina Suuronen (Yogaroom Lumo). Admission to the class is free, but the number of participants is limited - secure your place in the group by registering for the class in advance!

Tue 19/7/2022 Open-air dancing: Rytmikonkarit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Rytmikonkarit performs the music for the open-air dancing organised by the Soukka Society. Free admission.

Tue 26/7/2022 Art workshop: Charcoal drawings from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The workshop, organised by the Soukka Art Society, will experiment with the art of charcoal drawing under the guidance of a professional. Suitable for people all ages. Free admission.

Tue 2/8/2022 Multi-sensory art walk on the Hanikka nature trail from 5.15 p.m. to 7.45 p.m.
Come awaken your senses and practice a peaceful presence on the artistic nature walk on the Hanikka nature trail. We set off from the Hanikka recreation centre, walk in the nature calmly and stop to take draw pictures of the surroundings. Take a backpack, something to sit on, hat, bottle of water, snack and sturdy shoes - art supplies are available on the site. Instructor - Art Educator Satu Tikka (TaM, Group Art Therapist in 2023). Admission is free, but the number of participants is limited - secure your place in the group by registering in advance!

Tue 9/8/2022 Open air dancing: Rytmikonkarit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The last summer Tuesday of the season is celebrated by open-air dancing organised by the Soukka Society. Performer Rytmikonkarit. Free admission.

 

Those who are spending Midsummer in Espoonlahti are also welcomed to visit Hanikka on Friday 24 June. The sauna and the communal barbeque of the recreation center are available for free use on Midsummer Eve from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  

 

Aurora’s Summer Tour x Espoo 50 hits the residents’ parks of Soukka and Kivenlahti on Wednesday 15 June. The parks will host the children’s theater production Viima – mistäs nyt tuulee? by the Piste collective. A combination of circus and physical theater, the performance is aimed at children aged 3–10.

 

Get a head start on Midsummer’s festivities at Espoonlahti’s Pre-Midsummer on Thursday 23 June! Take part in outdoor karaoke in Lippulaiva shopping center’s Solmutori and enjoy other festive activities arranged by Lippulaiva and Lippulaiva library.

 

Fiesta Latina: Vamos a la Playa! The popular Fiesta Latina club will bring Latin dance to the Kivenlahti beach! Join the free event on Saturday 23 July and enjoy the Fiesta Latina rhythms as well as Zumba, dance lessons and the summer atmosphere on the beach. Free admission.