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Weekly Tips: What to do in July

In July, we’ll be chasing ghosts, watching movies outdoors and dancing for equality! The Weekly Tips series provides monthly activity tips for design enthusiasts.

Kino Engel

Kino Engel screens carefully hand-picked quality films from around the world. In summertime, it transfers into a summer movie theatre “Kesäkino Engel”, situated in the courtyard of a café. In July, the programme includes French movies, classics and pre-shows.

KesäKino Engel
Inner yard of Cafe Engel, Aleksanterinkatu 26
Tickets 14 €
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Summer cafe Siili

The Helsinki’s loveliest summer cafe might be Siili, located in wooden house district Puu-Käpylä. Enjoy the relaxing garden vibe and fresh coffee or buy products by designers Aamu Song and Johan Olin.

Cafe Siili
Ilmattarentie 8 C, Helsinki
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Helsinki Pride

It is the time to march for equality and diversity! The biggest cultural event focusing on human rights in Finland is a week full of rainbow colored program, such as lectures on current topics, discussions, sunny picnics, workshops, art and culture and of course several awesome parties. Theme for Helsinki Pride 2017 is freedom and responsibility, stemming from the 100 years of Finnish independence.

Helsinki Pride 2017
26 June to 2 July
Prade 1.7. at 13-15, starting from Kansalaistori
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Ghost Walk

The City Museum’s Ghost Walks give a ghastly view of Helsinki’s cultural history. Learn about different areas of the city and the ghost stories and mysteries that partly form their urban history. The guided tours start from the museum (Aleksanterinkatu 16) and continue through the Esplanade park and Bulevardi towards Kamppi. The walk take about 1h30min, and costs 10 € (by card or cash on site). The English walk takes place on 21 July.

Ghost Walk
Friday 21 July
Starts at Aleksanterinkatu 16
Tickets 10 €
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Craft quarter

Showcasing about 40 artisans and entrepreneurs from all over Finland, Craft Q uarter (Käsityökortteli) offers a wide range of Finnish handicrafts from garments and bags to glassware and ceramics. All products are of high quality and 100% handmade in Finland.

Craft quarter
Thursday 13 July at 10-18
Narinkkatori, Helsinki
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Visio Festival

Visio Festival is a conceptual, vibrant 2-day club music festival focused on leftfield top acts organised in the Tiivistämö Area, Helsinki. The festival offers international and local live & DJ acts and also food and culture.

Tiivistämö, Helsinki
Tickets 32,5–57,5 €
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Great Beers – Small Breweries

Great Beers – Small Breweries is Finland’s largest showcase for microbreweries, focusing on local beers produced in small breweries. The beer festival showcases craft beers, ciders, long drinks, distillery products, and soft drinks produced by microbreweries.

Great Beers – Small Breweries
26 to 29 July
Railway Square, Helsinki
Free entrance daily until 6 pm, afterwards 10 €
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