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The Horsepower super week in Jyväskylä at 2024

The Horsepower Super Week will be held in Jyväskylä in July-August 2024, as the 100th anniversary of Kuninkuusravit 26.-28.7.2024 trotting race is organized at Killeri horse race track in Jyväskylä. After the excitement of trotting races, the roar of horsepower will move to the gravel roads of Jyväskylä Region as the Secto rally Finland 1.-4.8.2024 takes place in Jyväskylä once again.

Horsepower will soon be roaring in two ways, as the popular major events Kuninkuusravit (July 26-28) and the Finnish World Rally Championship Secto

Sinisävyinen mainoskuva, jossa hevosen pää ja ralliauto. Image viestintä

Don't miss these summer festivals in Jyväskylä!

For many, a summer without festivals is no summer at all. What kind of music events and festivals take place in Jyväskylä in the summer? Take a look at Jyväskylä's festival offerings here, where you'll find options to suit all tastes.

Photo: the Jyväskylän Kesä summer festival hosts the traditional Leffapiknik.

Leffapiknik Villa Ranan pihalla Jyväskylän Kesässä. Image Roosamaria Kauppila

A responsible hiker chooses protective clothing and traditional mosquito repellent as mosquito protection

Mosquito repellers, such as Thermacell, that vaporize and disperse poisonous chemicals should not be used outside house yards. On nature trails and hiking destinations you should use protective clothing and traditional repellents instead of harmful repellers.

Thermacell uses prallethrin, which is a neurotoxin. It is very harmful to mosquitoes as well as all other insects and arachnids.

Two hikers taking a break on a rock. Image Tero Takalo-Eskola

Student, welcome to Jyväskylä!

Congratulations to you, who will start your studies in Jyväskylä this autumn! We wish you the best of times and memorable experiences in your new study city. Do you already know what kind of student city Jyväskylä is?

Did you know that Jyväskylä is a city of up to 40 000 students, and that as many as 90% of those studying here recommend Jyväskylä as a student cit

Ilmakuva Kuokkalan suunnasta Jyväskylän keskustaan. Image Ari Heinonen

Eight startups from Finland, France and Japan selected to Jyväskylä Business Rally Investor Day 2024

Jyväskylä Business Rally Investor Day with European Business Angels Network EBAN and Central Finland Mobility Foundation Cefmof organised 1st of August 2024 brings together start-ups and international and Finnish investors. Eight curated start-ups have been selected for the Investor Day by the Jury consisting of experienced angel investors from EBAN and FiBAN as well as partnering Central Finland Mobility Foundation.

During the Jyväskylä Business Rally Investor Day growth companies will pitch their business ideas to domestic and international investors.

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Yleisöä ja Investor Dayn voittajan palkitseminen. Image Tero Takalo-Eskola

City of Jyväskylä and Fortum partner to bring data centre to Jyväskylä

The City of Jyväskylä and Fortum have signed a letter of intent to build a data centre complex on land owned by the city in the Seppälänkangas area of Jyväskylä. Fortum will develop and market the area to potential data centre operators who will make the actual investments.

The aim of the partnership is to create a data centre complex of at least 20 hectares and employing between 150-200 people.

Ilmakuva mahdollisen datakeskuksen suunnittelualueesta Yritystien eteläpuolelta. Kuva: Ari Heinonen, Jyväskylän kaupunki. Image Ari Heinonen

Three Linkki payment zones from June 3rd

There will also be moderate increases in season ticket prices on 3 June, while other ticket prices will not increase.

As the Linkki area expands, the charging zones have been redefined.

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Kaksi linja-autoa Hannikaisenkadulla kesällä. Image Katja Kauppila

Local Block artwork glows orange this year

For the fourth time, the ball in front of the Jyväskylä Art Museum has arrived! The temporary public artwork, which acts as a cheerful landmark, is the work of local artists Jukka Silokunnas and Jonna Suurhasko.

Local is here again! It's in everyone's way. You can't pass it, but you can go around it. It's not a beach ball, but it's a summer friend.

Pihakatuteos Local Block on Kankaan tehtaiden entinen lumppupallo ja sijaitsee Jyväskylän taidemuseon edustalla oranssiksi maalattuna kesällä 2024. Image Jukka Silokunnas

Super year of events 2024

Things are really about to happen this year in Jyväskylä: Finnish Championship-week 8th-10th March, Finnish baseball East-West 27th-30th June, Kuninkuusravit (Horse racing) 26th-28th July and Secto Rally Finland 1st-4th August.

In addition to the annual and familiar events, you can enjoy the atmosphere of the new major events. 

Ralliauto kaahaa soratiellä katsojien edestä.. Image Taneli Niinimäki

Linkki’s summer services launch on 3 June 2024 with big changes

The Linkki public transport network, the area of operation, fare zones and some ticket prices will change when on Monday 3.6.

Public transport in Jyväskylä, Laukaa and Muurame was last subject to significant changes 10 years ago, in the summer of 2014, when Linkki local tr

Linkki-linja-autoja Asemakadun pysäkillä. Image Jiri Halttunen

What makes the spring festival Yläkaupungin Yö meaningful to the people of Jyväskylä?

Yläkaupungin Yö is a legendary city festival that has delighted the people of Jyväskylä for three decades. This year, the festival will take place from 17-19 May, with over 200 events taking place all over the Upper Town.

As you walk along Kauppakatu towards the Seminaarinmäki university campus, you may find yourself climbing a steep hill all the way up.

Yläkaupungin Yön tapahtumakuva, esiintyjäryhmä Kauppakadulla. Image Sara Kangasmaa

The need for summertime early childhood education and care will be announced in Jyväskylä by 5.5.2024

The summer time of early childhood education in the City of Jyväskylä will be 3.6.–31.8.2024. At that time early childhood education will be arranged according to the needs reported by the families. The need for summertime early childhood education and care will be announced by 5.5.2024.

The guardians have received a questionnaire and instructions for notifying the child's need for early childhood education and care as an Edlevo mes

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Kaksi lippispäistä lasta istuu kivellä kesäpäivänä. Image Dolly Aittanen

A student's May Day (Vappu) in Jyväskylä can include rowing, yoga or even theatre - introducing three different May Day events

Photo: producers Camilla Boman and Helka Soini instruct the JyväSpeksi's performers moments before the start of the dress rehearsal.

For many university students, Finnish vappu (May Day) marks the end of the semester and the beginning of summer. During the vappu, students gather to wear their graduation cap on a statue of Uno Cygnaeus. After the ceremony, the students will move on to the Mattilanniemi beach to watch the traditional watering ceremony “Teekkari Dipping” organised by the Teekkari students' association Algo. On May Day, students in overalls will have a picnic on the Harju.
Opiskelijoiden teatteriryhmä harjoittelee lavalla ennen esitystä. Image Lotta Tuominen

Record birdsong with a popular app and help science – one hundred point count stations around the city in Jyväskylä

Kvik kvik, tsirp tsirp and ti-ti-tyy – now you no longer have to guess which bird species it is, as the artificial intelligence of the mobile application recognizes bird species! By making a recording, you can also help science. During the spring, a hundred point counting sites for migratory birds have been set up in the City of Jyväskylä area, where anyone can record birdsong and make their recordings available to researchers. This is the Migratory Bird Spring application developed by the University of Jyväskylä, and this year it will be used to create a point count network together with the City of Helsinki and Metsähallitus National Parks.

In Jyväskylä, point count sites can be found near residential areas 

A blackbird sits on a tree branch. Image Ari Lehtiö

FISU network empowers projects

The Finnish Sustainable Communities FISU network actively collaborates on projects enhancing resource wisdom. The member municipalities FISU municipalities planned a joint project and shared experiences during the spring meeting of the network

FISU's network’s members met in Lahti in March to discuss good practices related to resource wisdom management and monitoring indicators, among oth

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"There are plenty of people in overalls!" - Six students tell us why Jyväskylä is a safe choice as a student city

Every year, thousands of students choose Jyväskylä as their city to study in. There are many reasons: one is motivated by the range of courses on offer, another by the leisure opportunities and a third by the ease of everyday life. But how would university students describe Jyväskylä to someone who is still deciding between different cities to study in?

Pinja Jaatinen and Niklas Korhonen: Business Administration, JAMK (in the main photo )

Kaksi opiskelijaa istuu ja keskustelee sohvalla. Image Lotta Tuominen

Events at the Art Museum 2024

At the events, you can discover the new exhibitions at the openings or paint with family or friends in an open workshop.

Ihmisiä katselemassa seinälle ripustettuja tauluja taidemuseossa. Image Sanna Lahti

Linkki ticket prices rise 1.2.2024

Linkki local traffic ticket prices rise in Jyväskylä, Laukaa and Muurame from 1st of February.

The new ticket prices will be valid from 1 February to 2 June.

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Asiakkaat istuvat talvella Linkki-linja-autossa. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen