What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – May 2021

Welcome to this new series in which Mark Wiltshear and Glenn Murray shine the spotlight on events, activities and events in the Etelä-Pohjanmaa/Southern Ostrobothnia region of Finland. Whether you live in the area, are paying a short visit or are staying here for a holiday, this essential guide will help you find a variety of new ways to pass your time.

In this episode Mark and Glenn look at events across the Southern Ostrobothnia region. From hiking in Alajärvi to a cycling challenge in Teuva, via courses at Seinäjoki library and a museum in Koskenkorva. Our guest this time is Elina Teitti from Kunstahalle Seinäjoki, who will explain what is Art Yoga at Kalevan Navetta.

In this article, you will find links to the all the events we discuss in the episode, plus the video and podcast.

If you contact or visit one of these events, remember to tell them you heard about it on What’s On in Southern Ostrobothnia. Have fun!

Links to the events

‘Digital Tips’ classes

  • Location: Seinäjoki Central Library (Apila Library)
  • Date: 20.5.2021, 10-11:00
  • Digital tips introduce you to the use of various applications and online services and learn useful digital skills in everyday life.
  • The Class is on Meetings and appointments online
  • Tips for organizing remote meetings and appointments.
  • Price: Free
  • You can register in advance at the library’s customer service, tel. 06 416 2326 or e-mail kirjasto@seinajoki.fi.
  • https://epkalenteri.fi/event/eptapahtumat:af4g4yvv3q

The Finnish football season starts

  • Location:
    • The closest Veikkausliiga team is SJK Seinäjoki.
    • The closest Ykkönen team is VPS Vaasa.
  • Date: Monday 3rd May
  • Season delayed and still restricted to fans
  • SJK has home games every week or so from 3.5 to 16.10.2021
  • In the standing area behind the goal is the Klopit, the SJK supporters group, where all the singing and clapping starts. Don’t be intimidated. This area is very welcoming to everyone; male/female, young/old, Finns/foreigners. You just have to make some noise.
  • In the main stand are the comfy seats and a spot in the sun.
  • Get there early, have a drink in the Carlsberg bar then head to your seat 
  • More about Finnish football in English:
  • Prices
    • Kannattajapääty/Supporters stand (behind the goal) 
      • 15€ online / 20€ in the shop or on the matchday
    • Itäpääty/East stand (opposite the main stand) 
      • 15€ online / 20€ in the shop or on the matchday
    • Eteläkatsomo/South Stand 
      • 20€ online / 25€ in the shop or on the matchday
    • Pääkatsomo/Main stand 
      • 30€ online / 35€ in the shop or on the matchday
    • Season tickets (11-14 home games): starting at 129,00€
  • Website:
  • Other  links:

Rakastu Retkeilyyn Kurssi

  • Basic Hiking course, so you can learn the basic skills of hiking in safe environment, with the aim of finding a new hobby.
  • No previous hiking experience is needed.
  • Organised by Suomenselkä Samoilijat in cooperation with Etelä-Pohjanmaan Osuuspankki.
  • Starts Saturday 22.5 at 10am and finishes Sunday 23.5 at 4pm @Valkealammentie 200, Alajärvi, Finland.
  • Its possible to stay in Valkealammi in your own accommodation the night in between.
  • Led by Soile and Markku Autio
  • Register by the 7.5 via email MAKE.AUTIO@gmail.com Make i think is MARK
    • Those who register on time will have email with additional data seen to them, including what is needed for course
  • Price: Free
  • Link to PDF info
  • https://epkalenteri.fi/event/eptapahtumat:af4ipyzwtq

Art Yoga at Kalevan Navetta

Koskenkorvan Museum opens

  • Trahteeri is a place with a variety of different types of sauna, a museum, a event/function venue.
    • Trahteerata: To treat and entertain guests well
    • Trahteeri: The place to be treated and entertained especially well!
  • The museum hosts a permanent exhibition on the history of Koskenkorva vodka. Until recently this space has been shared with an exhibition about Könni clocks, which is a very particular style of floor-standing clock, made in the local area.
  • Now the clock exhibition is moving to a different building on the site. Which means more room for vodka!
  • In the sauna changing rooms, there is even a VODKA TAP, reported to be connected to the distillery next door!
  • Price: 5€ adults, 3€ 12-17’s, pensioners, students, free for under-12 and with museum card
  • Website: https://trahteeri.fi/en/museum/   
  • Other  links:

Ähtäri Mobile Library – Live Music series

  • Music by HERKÄT JAMPAT MUSISOIVAT – The ‘Sensitive Guys Playing Music’
  • Tue 18.5
    • 17-18:30 Myllymäki, Kioski-Kavhvila Mylly Yard, Asematie 10
    • 19-21:00 Tähkälä, Pihlajavevedentie 863
  • Tue 1.6
    • 17-1830 Rämälä village house,
    • 19-21:00 Vehu village house
  • Price free
  • Weather permitting.
  • All details concerning event in the blog post and Video description.
  • More info: Ähtärin vapaa-aika- ja kirjastotoimet | marika.puntala@ahtari.fi | 0405442537
  • https://epkalenteri.fi/event/eptapahtumat:af4lmy7i4y

Mailbox Cycling Challenge

  • The challenge is to ride on your bike to visit every postbox in Teuva – there are 12 listed on the website
  • There is a booklet on each mailbox where you record your name – but only one entry per person per day.
  • It’s not only for cyclists. They also encourage people to make the journey by roller skating, nordic walking, jogging…
  • They also suggest you take your own pen for writing in each book.
  • More info: Teuvan kunta | henna.kallio@teuva.fi | 050 386 4607
  • Link to PDF info

Southern Ostrobothnia Event Calendar / Etelä-Pohjanmaan Tapahtumakalenteri

🇬🇧 / 🇫🇮 https://epkalenteri.fi/

PODCAST – What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia

What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – April 2021

YOUTUBE – TheNordicTourist

What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – April 2021

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