The City of Turku has two main communication and marketing channels: the communication channels of the City of Turku and Visit Turku, the city's tourist office. The City of Turku's communications are mainly aimed at Turku residents and those living in the Turku region, and Visit Turku's communications are aimed at domestic and international visitors arriving in the city.
Effective traffic arrangements contribute to a smooth execution of an event. It is therefore a good idea to invest in its planning and implementation. When planning the logistics around an event, it is important to pay attention to venue access and traffic diversion.
Temporary Traffic Arrangements
Temporary traffic arrangements are needed if traffic has to be restricted. All temporary traffic arrangements must be reported to the Turku Urban Transport Center by submitting a notification on temporary traffic arrangements.
Well-implemented security arrangements contribute to the smooth and uninterrupted operation of an event. The organiser is responsible for the safety of the event.
Event security is covered by many laws and recommendations. When assessing the risks, the target audience of the event, the number of participants, the time, the location and other event specific factors, such as the use of special effects, must be taken into account.
When organising an event, you usually need many kinds of structures and furniture. The City of Turku has a selection of furniture suitable for event usage that event organisers can rent out. In addition, there are many independent actors in the Turku area that for example rent stage structures and audio equipment.
All outdoor events require a permit from the landowner or, if the venue is on city property rented from the city, from the tenant.
Parks, streets, and marketplaces
If the event takes place in a public venue owned by the city, such as a park, a permit application should be submitted to the agency in charge of urban environment. It is recommended to apply for the permits as early as possible since the handling period of the applications if approximately 4 weeks.
You can submit an application
There are many venues and locations in Turku to suit the needs of different events. Turku hosts a wide range of events yearly, including for example big festivals and markets. The City's large-scale hotel capacity and vast supply of venues is a great start to host events with thousands of guests.
In event management, accessibility refers to the idea that everyone should be provided an equal opportunity to participate in, work and perform at an event. Among other things, accessibility can be understood in terms of how you see, hear, understand and move. A responsible event organiser strives to take all kinds of participants into account and works toward egality and equality. By working to better the accessibility of their event, the organiser can improve its customer service and pave the way for a larger demographic to participate.
By taking into consideration the environment and sustainability issues while organising an event, you can spare nature and save some money in your event budget. Organising events with sustainability in mind shows the event organiser's responsibility.
Sustainable development in Turku
The City of Turku is committed to the Turku 2029- city strategy, where the principles of sustainable development are considered in every activity.
There are many things to consider when organising an event. One aspect is applying for permits and notifications for a number of different purposes. The number of permits needed to organise an event depends on its size and nature. Typically, a land use permit and a notification to the police will do for smaller events, while larger events may require temporary diversion of traffic, a notificaition of noise and a food sales licence.
The European city of culture, refreshing sea breezes, the pulse of history and modern bustle appear side by side in Turku. If you are looking for a venue for a sports event, a concert or a food festival – we have a wide range to choose from! Let us arrange your event in an exactly proper venue, surprise your audience and succeed together.
The Event Services of the City of Turku is a part of the Central Administration of Turku. The Congress Services, on the other hand, is a part of Visit Turku. Both units support event and congress organisers in the Turku Region. Assistance is offered, for example, with venue reservations, permit applications and marketing implementation.
EVENT SERVICES, City of Turku
Turku Events Bureau
The Event and Congress Services of the City of Turku offer advice and support in planning your event.
Our services for event organisers include:
- support in the event application process, including permits and notifications
- assistance in selecting and booking facilities, venues and hotels
- information on service providers in the Turku business region
- assistance in communication and event publicity
- Turku-themed marketing materials
All our service are free of charge.
Turku Supplement for Employers is meant to support the intermediate labour market as well as help the long-term unemployed to find employment from the open markets. The supplement is paid to the employer and it is meant to be used for the costs caused by the employment.
Turku Supplement can be applied for by employers who hire a person who has been unemployed and received labour market subsidy for over 300 days. The working hours of the employed person must be at least 25h/week.
The Employment Services Centre organizes job seeking services for the unemployed where a job spotter helps the customer with finding a suitable job.
The job spotter is an expert on employment who has knowledge about employers of different fields and their possibilities to offer work, about seeking hidden jobs, and has direct contacts to employers.
Vamos Turku is a service produced by Helsinki Deaconess Institute. It offers support in the form of individual and group training for 12–19-year olds.
The training supports the growth and well-being of the youth both at home, in school, and during free time. We can help with matters related to the youth’s school attendance, coping, becoming independent, social relationships, or free time. The training is walking with the youth and supporting him/her through the changes. The training is based on the youth’s own goals, wishes, and needs.
For relaxing moments
NOTE: Customer service is not always available, and is dependent on the current study schedule.
Come and enjoy Manicures, Pedicures, Facials and Full Body treatments from our students! We offer a wide selection of beauty treatments including several kinds of facials, ranging from skin cleaning to ultrasonic exfoliation. All facials include eyebrow shaping and skin analysis. Our selection of treatments also includes several different massages and spa treatments.
We provide small-scale machining installation and service with bot CNC and manually operated systems. We also make and sell metal products and parts, as well as offering welding services.
Treats for every occasion prepared by TAI students!
In addition to baked goods, we sell ready-to-eat meals with a wide variety of meat, poultry and fish dishes.
Cakes and pastries available for order on enquiry.
We are located at the Aninkainen campus, Anikaistenkatu 7. Entry through the Nahkurinkatu entrance.
NuortenTurku is an information and guidance service for those under the age of 29.
In NuortenTurku you can search for information by yourself or with help from an employee. During opening hours you can visit either with or without an appointment. You can also send your questions via e-mail, Facebook, WhatsApp, or call us by phone.
Examples of matters that NuortenTurku can help you with:
Available premises of City of Turku may now be applied for with an online application form. Private persons, businesses, organizations and the city’s internal actors may all apply for the premises with the same online form.
Only premises owned by City of Turku may be applied for with the online form. The number of premises available is limited, and the shortest possible term of lease is one month. The application is valid for two months from the day it was sent, after which it will be deleted from the database. The renting abides by the law on renting office premises.
The charming Makasiini buildings are historical storehouses located at the atmospheric Luostarin välikatu. They offer recently renovated facilities for seasonal sales. Especially all summer events at the Old Great Square and the Riverside, as well as the Christmas Market on the old Great Square are high season.