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The extensive public program of the Turku event week has been published

24.04.2024


The Tall Ships Races Turku event week begins on Tuesday, July 16th, with the opening of the event area located in the lower reaches of the Aura River. The official event days from Thursday to Sunday, July 18th to 21st, are filled with music, art, and other supplementary program for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Explore the entire week’s program below!


Event week from Tuesday to Sunday, July 16th to 21st

Tuesday, July 16th

The event area located in the lower reaches of the Aura River is opened to the public.
Sales and restaurant activities commence.

Thursday, July 18th

11.30–14.00 Reino-kollektiivi: Unelmista suurin (The biggest of dreams) art experience workshop

Suomen Joutsen Stage

Hosted by Turun Flikka Matilda Gustafsson and Turun Poika Abdel Bettahar

14.00 Official opening ceremonies
The Navy Band, conducted by Music Commandant Captain Juha Ketola
Mayor Minna Arve
STI Race Chairman Raúl Mimbacas

15.00 Concert of The Navy Band
soloist Osmo Ikonen

Jazz City Turku presents:
18.00 Josefiina Vannesluoma & Mortal Lease
19.30 Nathan Francis Quintet ft. Vladimir Shafranov
21.00 Kalevi Louhivuori Quartet feat. Nina Mya: Louis & Ella

Helsingin Sanomat Stage (Varvintori square)

Hosted by Jankke Laaksonen

17.00 Turku Conservatory presents

18.15 Turku Conservatory presents

19.30–20.15 Pier dance, Jussi Lammela & Jalo

20.45–22.00 Relax Corner feat. Pauli Hanhiniemi

Program by Turku Arts Academy

17.30–19.00 Giant puppet Mother Earth moves around the area

18.00 Amanda Virkkunen: Acrobatics and hand balancing performance, duration of performance approx. 10 min

18.30 Victoria Adamova, Isabella Hännikkälä, Ella Laitinen: Aerial acrobatics, duration of performance approx. 25 min, near Varvintori square

Other program

13.00 Guided tour in the Cathedral (free of charge), duration approx. 30 min

14.00 Guided tour in English in the Cathedral (free of charge), duration approx. 30 min

18.00 Ecumenical music devotional, Turku Cathedral, bishop (emeritus) Kaarlo Kalliala, speech

18.00 Samba Carioca show, Itäranta, on the front of the white house

Performers of The Finnish Street Organ Association play at the event area

Friday, July 19th


10.00–13.00 Crews’ competitions take place in various parts of the city
Pole soccer competition, upper field of the sports park
Lifesaving relay swimming competition, Samppalinna Swimming Stadium
Church boat rowing competition, section between Auransilta Bridge and Theatre Bridge
Urban adventure, Market Square – Market Hall – Summer street – Yliopistonkatu pedestrian street – Market Square

Children’s Park (Barkerinpuisto park)

11.30–14.00 Reino-kollektiivi: Unelmista suurin (The biggest of dreams) art experience workshop

12.00 Ville Viking

13.00 Ville Viking

14.00 Ville Viking

16.00 Crew parade, along with The Navy Band and Lahjan tytöt
Route: Market square – Yliopistonkatu – Ursininkatu – Läntinen Rantakatu – Stage Suomen Joutsen

Suomen Joutsen Stage

Hosted by Turun Flikka Matilda Gustafsson and Turun Poika Abdel Bettahar

17.00 Award ceremonies
Lahjan Tytöt Parade Girls and the Navy Band’s fanfare group

18.15–19.30 Punomo

20.15–22.00 Disco Night Live
The Navy’s small entertainment orchestra
Soloists: Jennie Storbacka and Jepa Lambert

Helsingin Sanomat Stage (Varvintori square)

Hosted by Jankke Laaksonen

17.00–17.45 Turku Rock Academy presents: Jytäorkesteri

18.15 Turku Conservatory presents

19.15–20.00 Pier dance, Kaiho

20.45–22.00 Relax Corner feat. Sami Saari

Program by Turku Arts Academy

17.30–19.30 Giant puppet Mother Earth moves around the area

17.30 Amanda Virkkunen: Acrobatics and hand balancing performance, duration of performance approx. 10 min 

18.00 Victoria Adamova, Isabella Hännikkälä, Ella Laitinen: Aerial acrobatics, duration of performance approx. 25 min, near Varvintori square

Other program

13.00 Guided tour in the Cathedral (free of charge), duration approx. 30 min

14.00 Guided tour in English in the Cathedral (free of charge), duration approx. 30 min

Performers of The Finnish Street Organ Association play at the event area

Saturday, July 20th


Children’s Park (Barkerinpuisto park)

11.30–14.00 Reino-kollektiivi: Unelmista suurin (The biggest of dreams) art experience workshop

12–14 Meet and greet with pony Hercules

12.00 Ville Viking

13.00 Ville Viking

14.00 Ville Viking

Suomen Joutsen Stage

Hosted by Turun Flikka Matilda Gustafsson and Turun Poika Abdel Bettahar

15.00–17.00 Children’s program
15.00 Merkkarit & Kai Kuutamo
16.00 Mimi ja Kuku

18.15–19.15 Aninkaisten sävel

19.30–20.15 Annika Nord

20.45–22.00 Turku Jazz Orchestra, feat. Kasmir

Helsingin Sanomat Stage (Varvintori square)

Hosted by Jankke Laaksonen

17.00–17.45 Turku Rock Academy presents: Whiteout

18.15 Turky Conservatory presents

19.30–20.15 Pier dance, Kati & Kuiskaus

20.45–22.00 Dirty Harry

Program by Turku Arts Academy

16.00–18.00 Giant puppet Mother Earth moves around the area

15.30 Victoria Adamova, Isabella Hännikkälä, Ella Laitinen: Aerial acrobatics, duration of performance approx. 25 min, near Varvintori square

16.00 Amanda Virkkunen: Acrobatics and hand balancing performance, duration of performance approx. 10 min

17.00 Victoria Adamova, Isabella Hännikkälä, Ella Laitinen: Aerial acrobatics, duration of performance approx. 25 min, near Varvintori square

17.30 Amanda Virkkunen: Acrobatics and hand balancing performance, duration of performance approx. 10 min

Other program

13.00 Guided tour in the Cathedral (free of charge), duration approx. 30 min

Performers of The Finnish Street Organ Association play at the event area

Sunday, July 21st


Suomen Joutsen Stage

Hosted by Turun Flikka Matilda Gustafsson and Turun Poika Abdel Bettahar

10.00 Viis papeista

11.30 Shanty Singers

Program by Turku Arts Academy

12.00–14.00 Giant puppet Mother Earth moves around the area

12.30 Amanda Virkkunen: Acrobatics and hand balancing performance, duration of performance approx. 10 min

13.00 Victoria Adamova, Isabella Hännikkälä, Ella Laitinen: Aerial acrobatics, duration of performance approx. 25 min, near Varvintori square

13.30 Amanda Virkkunen: Acrobatics and hand balancing performance, duration of performance approx. 10 min



~14.00 Parade of Sails at Airisto


The City of Turku reserves the rights to program changes.

Photo: Seilo Ristimäki