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Experience Helsinki’s Super Weekend

Experience the vibrant Helsinki Pride, thunderous Tuska Festival, and electrifying U Nation electronic music event during Helsinki’s super weekend, celebrating love, music, and diversity.

Helsinki is a vibrant city with contrasts – in a same day you can experience the silence of nature, eat in a Michelin star restaurant and party with the midnight sun. The last weekend of June (30 June – 2 July) is a real super weekend in Helsinki with an exciting lineup of events that showcase the diversity and variety in music and culture that the Finnish capital has to offer. From the colorful Helsinki Pride to the rocking Tuska Open Air Metal Festival and the electrifying U Nation electronic music event, this super weekend promises an extraordinary experience for everyone.

The super weekend is not only a celebration of vibrant events but also a testament to Helsinki’s strong commitment to sustainability across ecological, social, and economic dimensions. These events go beyond environmental considerations and actively embrace for example, social sustainability. By attending any of these events, visitors can be part of a movement towards a greener and more inclusive future, where entertainment and celebration go hand in hand with responsible practices. All three events are part of Helsinki’s Think Sustainably service.

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Helsinki Pride: Embrace love and diversity (26 June – 2 July 2023)

Join the largest cultural and human rights event in Finland, Helsinki Pride Week, and kickstart your weekend with a celebration of love and diversity. This annual extravaganza brings together people from all walks of life, transcending boundaries and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights. Helsinki comes alive with vibrant rainbow flags, captivating parades, energetic parties, and enlightening discussions. Helsinki Pride Week creates an inclusive atmosphere where individuals can express their true selves, fostering unity, acceptance, and pride within the community. Immerse yourself in this empowering event and witness firsthand the spirit of love, equality, and human rights that Helsinki proudly embraces.

Tuska FestivalPhoto credit: Aku-Axel Muukka

Tuska Festival: Unleash the power of metal (30 June – 2 July)

Calling all music enthusiasts and headbangers! Prepare to have your senses ignited at the Tuska Festival, an essential addition to your super weekend in Helsinki. Renowned as one of Europe’s top-tier metal festivals, Tuska gathers an impressive array of local and international bands representing diverse metal genres. Brace yourself for a mind-blowing experience as thunderous riffs, commanding vocals, and electrifying performances captivate your soul. Whether you’re a devoted metal enthusiast or simply seeking the adrenaline rush of a music event, Tuska offers more than just powerful riffs and headbanging – it embodies a wonderful community spirit where metal lovers come together for an unforgettable weekend filled with not only music but the whole culture ranging from expo to dining and talks.

Live Nation HelsinkiPhoto by Live Nation

U Nation: Find your inner raver (30 June – 1 July)

Get ready to ignite your passion for electronic music at U Nation, hosted in the vibrant Kansalaistori Square at the heart of Helsinki’s cultural hub. This exceptional event organized now for the first time, embodies strong values of diversity, inclusion, environmental sustainability, unity, and responsibility. With the remarkable backdrop of Oodi library, Parliament House, Helsinki Music Centre, and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, U Nation brings together a diverse community of music enthusiasts who share a common love for electronic beats. Experience pulsating rhythms, euphoric melodies, and a sense of community that embraces diversity and fosters inclusivity.

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