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The new name of Yaroslavl Square will be Viitaniemi Square

The name of Yaroslavl Square (Jaroslavlin aukio) in Viitaniemi, Jyväskylä, will change to Viitaniemi Square (Viitaniemenaukio). The reason for the name change is that the city of Jyväskylä suspended cooperation with its twin city Yaroslavl in the spring of 2022.

Viitaniemi Square is a suitable new name for the square because it is centrally located in Viitaniemi.

Korkealla leijuva patsas, suihkulähde. Image Satu Leinonen

Yläkaupungin Yö in the museums

The museums of Jyväskylä will be celebrating the eventful weekend on 26-28 May. There are plenty of new things to see and experience for all ages!

The brand new Aalto2 museum center will open its doors to the public on Saturday, 27 May.

Opiskelijoita saapumassa yliopiston päärakennukselle juhlistamaan Yläkaupungin yötä. Image Tero Takalo-Eskola

TAIDFEST23 festival with free concerts and art workshops for young ones during Midsummer week

The youth event team, together with the cultural services and youth services of the city of Jyväskylä, organizes the TAIDFEST festivals for the second time in Lutakonaukio and Tanssisali Lutakko (Lutakonaukio 3, 40100 Jyväskylä) on the 20-21 June. The event area is open on Tuesday, 20 June, from 14:00 to 20:00, and on Wednesday, 21 June, from 14:00 to 22:00.

-The event organized for the first time last June garnered much praise from young people, and a similar festival was hoped for again.

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Neljä henkilöä maalaamassa graffiteja irtopohjille Lutakonaukiolla. Image Mariia Niemi

Parade on the Flag Day in Jyväskylä on 4 June

The national parade on the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces will be held in Jyväskylä on Sunday, 4 June 2023.

Along with the review of troops and pass-in review, the program will also include a Midnight Hawks air show, a MILjazz concert, and an equipment di

Puolustusvoimain paraatin mainoskuvassa Suomi, Suomen lippu, teksti Vahvat yhdessä ilmassa, maalla ja meressä. Image Puolustusvoimat

Tips to improve your chances of finding a job in Jyväskylä (Q&A)

Leiriane Rios, a second-year master’s student at JYU, decided to write a blog post to motivate students in finding a job in Jyväskylä. For that purpose, she interviewed Saeedeh Kholghi, who was working as an intern in the City of Jyväskylä at the time of the interview. Currently, Saeedeh works as a Communication Assistant at the same organisation.

Q: Tell me about yourself and your professional background?

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Kholghi-Saeedeh. Image Jyrki Pitkänen

Join us in the guided exercise summer activities!

The city of Jyväskylä's sports services organizes versatile activities for all ages during the summer. They offer water, indoor and distance group exercises, nature walks, and free outdoor workouts open to everyone in different areas of the city. Guided exercise summertime activities are running from 2 May to 30 June.

During the summer, sports services organize free outdoor workouts every weekday.

Naiset sataman ulkokuntosalilla harjoittelemassa kahvaparilla. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen

International Jyväskylä will be presented on Monday, 8 May, at Jyväskylä main library

Welcome to the Meidän Jyväskylä event on Monday, 8 May 2023, from 12:00 to 18:00 at the Jyväskylä main library, Vapaudenkatu 39–41. There is a program and networking opportunities for everyone interested in international Jyväskylä.

The program consists of music performances and speeches from international Jyväskylä. There is a separate program for children.

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Hymyilevien ihmisten ryhmä. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen

Jyväskylä Art Museum experiments with multicultural cultural café activities

Jyväskylä Art Museum will start open multicultural cultural café activities during 2023, and will collect feedback and experiences. The cultural cafés have been planned together with volunteers from different cultures and the themes of the cafés have also been inspired by them. Cultural cafés are open to all those interested in different cultures. You can join the café with the whole family for coffee and painting on Fridays 5 May and 16 June from 14.30-16.30!

At the Culture Café you can first enjoy coffee in the lobby of the Art Museum, meet the artists who will tell you about their own artistic work and

Perjantaiporinoissa poristaan taiteen äärellä

Sunday timetables on May Day 1.5.2023

On Monday 1 May 2023, the celebration of May Day will be held. Check the Linkki timetables before you go!

On May Day 1.5., the Linkki local transport in Jyväskylä, Laukaa and Muurame will run according to Sunday's timetables.

Vihreitä ilmapalloja sinistä taivasta vasten. Image Kristiina Pentikäinen

The Kaleva Games in Jyväskylä in the 100th anniversary of Harju in 2026

The federal council of the Finnish Athletics Federation (SUL) has granted the 2026 Athletics Championship, the Kaleva Games (Kalevan Kisat), to Jyväskylä. The City of Jyväskylä and the Jyväskylä Field Athletes (JKU) jointly applied for competitions for 2026, which is the 100th anniversary of Harju Stadium. Harju Stadium will be renovated and expanded by the time of the Kaleva Games.

Jyväskylä competed for the 2026 Kaleva Games with Oulu and Pori. SUL's federal council decided on awarding competitions to Jyväskylä.

Elmo Lakka juoksee Kalevan kisoissa 2018

You can live happily in the Jyväskylä

At the end of 2021, an enormous safety survey was carried out to map the residents' experiences of their residential areas and the city center. The security survey was conducted for the first time for the whole of Jyväskylä. Based on the survey results, Jyväskylä residents feel safe in their hometown, although there is room for improvement.

Anniina Sahi, who lives in Mannila, appreciates the communal spirit of her neighborhood, which increases the feeling of security.

Henkilöllä valkoinen villakoira sylissä metsässä kesällä. Image Pia Tervoja

LystiKylä, a new festival for children in Jyväskylä, will be held in June - the program has been published!

LystiKylä is a new cheerful summer festival for children and families from 9 to 11 June to get familiar with the City of Culture Jyväskylä. In the weekend-long event, you can enjoy the concerts, theater, and dance performances, participate in the workshop of stimulating the imagination, and enjoy summer in the joyful festival parades.

Lysti promises fun at dozens of different events

The LystiKylä festival program (i

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Kaksi poliisia ja uimarengas. Image Jyväskylän kulttuuripalvelut

Jyväskylä picnic event with Yona concert in May 2023

Finnish Pop music artist Yona will perform at the Jyväskylä picnic event this year. The concert is free and will be held in Lounaispuisto (Seminaarinkatu 34) on 28 May at 15:00. The Jyväskylä picnic event is the city's birthday gift to the residents.

Singer and songwriter Yona from Jyväskylä has released eight albums in her career.

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Kuvituskuva. Image Jyväskylän kulttuuripalvelut