Tips what to see and do in Uusikaupunki from July 17th to July 23rd, 2023
The eventful summer in Uusikaupunki is at its best, offering plenty to see and do for each day of the week.
Pick your favorites from the list or participate in all of them - alone, as a couple, with your family, or even with a larger group!"
The week kicks off with fun at Santtioranta Camping's Children's Monday from 2 PM to 6 PM. During that time, various activities will be available at the camping area, and kids are welcome to fully enjoy bouncing in the bouncy castle. These free and playful Mondays are organized in collaboration with MLL (Finnish Central Association for Child Welfare) and will continue until the end of July.
The Wednesday evening market at Pakkahuone offers more than just a marketplace and flea market vendors. There is always music-filled entertainment available as well. This week, the music will be provided by Uusikaupunki's own artists, Kalle Klotz and Susanna Pihlaja. In addition, the Pakkahuone café showcases art from the Vakka-Suomi Art Association, providing a delightful experience for visitors.
The Action Thursday (Toimintatorstai) of the week on July 20th from 4 PM to 6 PM takes you on a musical journey along Alinenkatu and Rauhanpuisto. As a prelude to Crusell Week, you can enjoy the skillful performances of local musicians and encounter players in the midst of the city.
You can continue the Thursday evening with a communal sing-along. In the courtyard of Restaurant Pooki, on Thursday evening from 6 PM to 9 PM, there will be singing with the theme 'From the Whirls of Waltz to the Rhythm of Tango,' led by the duo Iiris & Päivi.
In addition to delicious food, you can also enjoy live music at the restaurants by the beach. On Bistro Bay's terrace, Slow Down Trio will entertain on Wednesday, and Kil & Valmer will perform on Saturday. Captain's Makasiini offers live music on Wednesday with Janne Tulkki, on Thursday with Kalle and Susse, on Friday with Annika Eklund, and on Saturday with Annika Nord. Restaurant Kirsta hosts bingo evenings on Fridays, followed by karaoke. At Pakkahuoneen Terassi's after-work event, you can listen to Päivi Kurkilahti. On Saturday, live music at Santtioranta Camping will be provided by Luca Sturniolo.
At Nopperla in Lokalahti, the world's toughest country festival, Karjurock, kicks off later this week. Karjurock offers top Finnish artists from Thursday to Saturday. You can find the artists and tickets here.
Männäinen Market is dedicated to children and families this Friday, July 21st. from 4pm to 7 pm. In addition to market stalls and a pop-up café, the Uusikaupunki Motorcycle Club offers rides for children, and Rami Rafael provides the musical entertainment
At the end of the week, the unique woodwind festival, Crusell Week, begins, playing from July 22nd to July 29th with the theme 'Dreams of Tomorrow.' The music week is filled with magnificent concerts in stunning venues such as the Old Church, Wallila Manor, and the Crusell Cultural Center. As usual, there will be free 'Daily Blowouts' to enjoy at the market every day at 12 PM. Crusell Week collaborates with WWF Finland, and one euro from each ticket sold is donated to the protection of the Baltic Sea. Explore the concerts at crusell.fi/concerts2023/
The themed markets "Tul toril" at the market square continue on Saturday with the Crusell Market. The program includes a children's art workshop, the opening blowout of the week, and the Crusell Women's Café, which is open daily throughout the music week.
You can also spend your vacation day at sea. The cozy M/S Kerttu offers cruises on Mondays and Tuesdays to the southernmost destination of the Archipelago Sea National Park, Katanpää Fortress Island. The magnificent lighthouse island of Isonkari is visited by Kerttu on a weekly basis, from Wednesday to Sunday. On Friday evenings, you can also join a two-hour guided sightseeing cruise to experience the summer atmosphere of Uusikaupunki from the sea.
Pilvilinna Art House is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 2 PM to 6 PM. In addition to the Art House, Lace Cottage, a fun art trail, a rose garden, and a coffee terrace, Pilvilinna also offers weekly programs. Bingo takes place on Thursdays at 4:30 PM, and on Saturdays, you can enjoy Pilvilinna Piano Tunes at 4:30 PM.
Wahlberg's Historical Museum House features an intriguing exhibition called "Captains - Multitaskers at Sea and on Land." The exhibition delves into the lives of eight captains, both in their hometown and far away at sea. The upper floor of the museum introduces the maritime history of the over 400-year-old city. The summer museums of the Uusikaupunki Museum, including the Pilot Museum at Vallimäki, showcasing the work of pilots, and the Sailor's Home Museum at the edge of Myllymäki, offering insights into the life of a seafaring family, are open daily from 12 PM to 3 PM, and admission to the small museums is free.
The revolutionary inventions and the stories of action-packed machines and devices at the Bonk Museum are bound to put a smile on your face. In Bonk's Children's Invention Lab, kids can build their own Bonk machine. For car enthusiasts, it's worth exploring the vintage vehicles at the Car Museum and the world's largest Saab collection. The Raunistula Dollhouse Club has set up a fascinating miniature world exhibition in the museum. For those who appreciate exhibitions, a visit to Pakkahuone, Galleria Horisontti, Runonkulma Gallery, and Tupsula is recommended.
The "Hidden Treasures of Uusikaupunki" -exhibition of Maritime Center showcases a diverse collection of maritime history from private collections. The main exhibition features several antique boat engines, a large-scale model of the Uusikaupunki Warma sailing ship, other miniature models, and ship paintings. Admission to the Maritime Center is free.
POMMISTA BONKKIIN! (From the Bomb to the Bonk) Henrik Helpiö's Retrospective 70th Anniversary Exhibition" is open at Gasthaus Pooki's restaurant, courtyard, and shed during the restaurant's opening hours.
You can engage in physical activities such as golfing on a golf course, going on mountain biking trips, visiting beaches for swimming, enjoying recreational saunas, exploring nature and fitness trails, cycling on the Velhoveden cycling route, playing outdoor basketball or Padel, visiting a Skatepark, using running stairs, and playing disc golf on disc golf courses.
In the Week 29 event tip list, you will find these and much more. The list also includes various mobile applications and routes that allow you to explore the city independently, perhaps with the guidance of a virtual guide. The newest application from the Uusikaupunki Museum, "Following Crusell's Footsteps," presents the childhood environment of Berndt Henrik Crusell in Uusikaupunki.