Midsummer in Helsinki can make you feel a bit stranded.
What to do? Where to go?
The annual Midsummer Madness event combines the spirit of Tove Jansson’s Moomin tales with Midsummer traditions, two cornerstones of Finnish culture. Everyone is invited!
Is there a better place for an intimate Midsummer celebration in Helsinki? The glittering bay surrounded by lush trees and dotted with historical wooden villas is a miniature of the whole Finnish landscape. We want to celebrate Midsummer together in a safe way, respectful of the surroundings. Enjoyment and care go hand in hand.
The park area will be redesigned together with local residents. For about ten days, from the event onwards, Hesperian park will be as playful and relaxing as Moominvalley! Come to play, read, relax, and discover the bay with new eyes.
The event’s main performance combines dancing on the water with a choir performance sung from the shorelines, surrounding a floating bonfire. It is the birth of a new midsummer ritual, that will evolve every year.
The afternoon and early evening will provide small performances and creative workshops for young and old. This is subject to corona regulations and will be communicated closer to the event.
Updated health safety instructions will appear on the website in June.
Midsummer Madness, its programme and all our actions are built around the values of togetherness, respect for nature and creative idealism. The values stem from the Moomin philosophy and the Finnish culture.
The association Midsummer Madness ry is dedicated to organising this event, and making Töölö Bay more community-driven.