What’s On: Southern Ostrobothnia – June 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 and it seems that summer time is starting to get more lively. There are many events in Seinäjoki; Sirkus Tähti, Seinäjoki Horse Show, International Grand Market, WIISE Midsummer picnic. But we also look further afield to kayaking in Ähtäri, a museum in Kurikka and the Pohjanmaa Rally – which could be anywhere, we don’t know yet!

Our guest this time is Jaakko Koskenkorva from Koskenkorvan Trahteeri in Koskenkorva – yes, really! –who will introduce the summer sauna evenings at Trahteeri.

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!


Southern Ostrobothnia Event Calendar / Etelä-Pohjanmaan Tapahtumakalenteri

🇬🇧 / 🇫🇮 https://epkalenteri.fi/


Links to the events

Seinäjoki Horse Show

  • Location: Ravitie 9, Seinäjoki
  • Dates: 17-20.6.21
  • Horse jumping with heights between 70cm and 140cm
  • Includes Finlands Top riders
  • Street Food
  • Explore the Expo Area, which includes rabbit jumping, pony rides etc
  • Also an evening party to follow.
  • Price: 10€ per person. Free for under 10 years old
  • Website: www.fihs.fi
  • Other links: info.fihs@gmail.com
  • Phone: 0442855213

Jyllinkosken Sähköpuisto (Jyllinkoski Electricity Park)


Sirkus Tähti

  • Location: Uimahalli kenttä; Seinäjoki (the field next to the swimming hall)
  • Dates: 12.6-13.6.2021
  • The ticket office is open 1 hour before show.
  • Tickets can be bought from the office or conveniently from Ticketmaster.
  • Ticket office takes cash and most bank- and credit cards as payment methods.
  • The circus kiosk only takes cash.
  • the duration of the show is around 2 hours including interval. The tent has heating!
  • Program is suitable for all ages, but they use live music and effects so, for the youngest children, recommend using hearing protection.
  • Prices:
    • Aitio (Box) A, B & C – Adult 26€ Children 22€
    • Katsomo – Adult 23€ Children 19€
  • Website: https://www.sirkustahti.fi/

Sauna Evenings at Koskenkorvan Trahteeri


Kansainväliset Suurmarkkinat (International grand market)

  • Location: Kirkkokatu, Seinäjoki
  • Dates: 10.6-13.6 Thursday-Sunday
  • Markets with stalls from 25 different countries
  • Selling things from food to arts and craft and all the in betweens.
  • Many restaurants as well as market stalls
  • There will also be a child friendly area, so this event is for the whole family.
  • It’s a traveling market that will also be in other centres throughout summer 2021, depending on the corona situation!
  • Price: Free entry but money is needed to buy from stalls
  • Website: https://www.eurooppamarkkinat.fi/

Evening Guided Kayaking

  • Location: Ähtäri
  • Dates: Two more dates available; Mon 14.6 and Mon 21.6
  • “Suomenselän Samoilijoiden alkukesän 2021 iltamelonnat”
  • 2 hours per expedition with a guide to show you the way
  • Lovely way to take in Ähtäri’s scenery on those long, white, summer evenings
  • Kayaks are suitable for persons of size S-XL and from the age of approx. 13 years and up.
  • Children under the age of 18 with the consent of a guardian.
  • Price: 20€ to hire a kayak, free if you have your own kayak
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/519506859412792/
  • Other links:

Pohjanmaan Ralli

  • Location: Multiple locations around Souther Ostrobothnia
    • Hotel Sorsanpesa in race HQ
  • Dates: 18.6-19.6.2021
  • Thanks to the calm corona situation in Southern Ostrobothnia, the rally people have access to special stages and a service park to follow the race! However, the organizers are still monitoring the situation and informing them if any changes occur. So see you in the expanses a week before Midsummer!
  • Pohjanmaan rally is also the second legs of the FIA European Rally Trophy Scandinavia 2021:
  • Price:
    • Rally package is 25 €.
    • EK ticket is 10 €.
  • Rally package sales locations:
    • Neste Tervajoki
    • ST1 Ylistaro
    • Neste Jouppi, Seinäjoki
    • Neste Jalastuuli, Jalasjärvi
    • Neste Peräseinäjoki
    • Shell Tamppari, Lapua
    • Rengastien Autotarvike, Seinäjoki
    • Hotel Sorsanpesä, Seinäjoki
    • Seo Puistohulmi, Laihia
  • Website: https://pohjanmaaralli.fi/fi/

A Very Finnish Midsummer Picnic

  • Location: Luontotalo Käpälikkö, Kyrkösjärventie 26 60220 Seinäjoki
  • Date: Wed 23.6.2021, 17:00-19:00
  • Organised by E-P WIISE ry
  • WIISE, the Work Integration for Immigrants Servcie provides a ready-made network for both immigrants and Finns who move to Etelä-Pohjanmaa.
  • Summer Picnic with outdoor games.
  • Luontotalo Käpälikkö is a small mökki next to the beach at Kyrkösjärvi (near to Seinäjoki Central Hospital) there is also a covered grill.
  • Grilli and free makkara but bring your own food and drink.
  • Price: Free but please register so we know the numbers
  • Website: www.wiise.fi
  • Other links:

Munakan Grilli Opens

A special mention to Glenn’s local kioski/grilli, that has just opened about half way down Munakantie in Munakka, Ilmajoki. This is along a very popular motorbike cruising route. It sells hotdogs both vegan and meat, as well as pulled pork. Also on the menu is a selection of ice cream and soft drinks, but it also has a licences to sell alcohol after 19:00. During the ice hockey world championships 2021, they pulled out a TV, so you could watch the game surrounded by the blissful peace of the farming fields of Munakka-Ilmjoki. Again, it is one of the more popular cruising roads for classic cars or bikes, so this is well worth a stop over if you’re passing by.


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!

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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