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Opening Celebration

Welcome to open the Festivalweek together with the Vekara-Varkaus mascot Lehtevämies.

Vekarakummi, puppet theater artist and musician, Roosa Halme brings greetings to children with Aura doll. Aura doll is a delicate, humorous figure that sometimes may be a little unpredictable. Aura is the mascot of the Aura of Puppets in Turku.

Live music plays in the park as the Orffit children’s music group rises to the stage. The band includes Kimmo Ojala, Matti Pollari and Hannu Sepponen.

Itsenäisyydenpuisto / park receives a new Vekarapuu planted by the city gardener Jaana Mähönen together with the children.

It’s time to dress yourself in to a fancy dress and let´s make the opening celebration a colorful event. In honor of the anniversary year, Bakery Björn offers buns for all the opening guests. Juices are provided by Vekara-Varkaus. You can also see alpacas from Pihlajakummun alpakat.

Dress yourself in to a fancy dress and let’s make the opening celebration a colorful event.
Please dress according to the weather.

You can bring your own blanket to sit down on during the event.

Organized by Vekara-Varkaus

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Kuva Jorma Rahkonen

Time and date

Monday 10.6. at 10.00 a.m.


Age group

For the whole family


Free access