Events and sights
Events and activities throughout the year
Ylöjärvi is an active cultural center. There are activities throughout the year for people of all ages.
Finnish rock tradition is continued by Räikkärock, a music event organised every summer (www.raikkarock.net/ – in Finnish).
For people who prefer slightly more peaceful activities there is summer theatre, art exhibitions and other forms of culture in different parts of this vast town.
Ylöjärvi regional museum
Hietastentie 4, Ylöjärvi
Ylöjärvi regional museum exhibits the local history, and provides a view to country life in the past. There are 11 buildings in the area, the oldest of which dates back to 18th century. The artefacts displayed include – for instance – old tools. The museum is open during the summer and it hosts a great deal of activity for both children and adults. More information
Kuru outdoor museum
Poikeluksentie 60, Kuru
The most famous sight at Kuru outdoor museum is the Cottage of Ensign Stål. Ensign Polviander, who used to live in the cottage, told stories which J.L. Runeberg used as material for his collections of poetry. The Tales of Ensign Stål are familiar to all Finns. In the area of the outdoor museum, referred to as the ‘Museum Hill’ by the locals, events also take place during the Kuru Week. More information
Museum of refrigeration
Härkilevontie 77, Ylöjärvi
Tel. +358 40 867 9644
Finnish Museum of Refrigeration
Located by the lake Näsijärvi in Antaverkka, the Finnish Museum of Refrigeration, founded by Paavo V. Suominen, presents the history of refrigeration technology in Finland from the early salt fridges up to the present day.
An environmental work of art, Puuvuori (‘Tree Hill’) – designed by the American Agnes Denes – is a unique sight in Pinsiö. There are 10,600 pine trees planted on a coniform gravel hill with mathematical precision to form an elliptical figure. More information
Former goldmine in Haveri, Viljakkala
In the area of a former goldmine in Haveri, Viljakkala you can, for example, take a holiday or hold a meeting. A ten-meter-deep quarry filled with water is one of the area’s unique attractions.
Teivo trotting track
Teivo trotting centre is a big provincial horse race track. Weekly races give you the chance to experience the excitement of free trotting races at Teivo racetrack nearly every tuesday.
Ylöjärvi is famous for its vast number of horses and stables.
Leija - the library
Koivumäentie 2, Ylöjärvi
The main library of Ylöjärvi, Leija (“the Kite”), is located in the town centre, near to the church and the town hall. The modern library building has been in use since 2002, and is visited by approximately 900 people every day. The name of the library symbolizes the take-off of imagination in everyday life. The idea is to inspire people to get on the wings of knowledge.