Midsummer Madness is a 10-day scenography project by Helsinki’s Töölö Bay. From Midsummer’s Eve onward until 4 July, Hesperian park will be as playful and relaxing as Moominvalley! Come to play, read, relax, and discover the bay with new eyes.
The park area will see some new creative elements, designed and built together with local residents. A tree library, built around a living tree, will provide summer literature and an idyllic reading environment with reading tents. The children’s playing area will become more playful and will see a Moomin-related reading exhibition (in Finnish and Swedish).
Updated health safety instructions will appear on the website closer to Midsummer.
Originally, we planned a midsummer event with performing arts and workshops, combining the spirit of Tove Jansson’s Moomin tales with Midsummer traditions. Because of the corona restrictions, we are forced to leave those plans behind for now. But meanwhile, let’s have a taste of Moominvalley already in Hesperian park!
Midsummer Madness, its programme and all our actions are built around the values of togetherness, respect for nature and creative idealism. Enjoyment and care go hand in hand! The values stem from the Moomin philosophy and the Finnish culture.
The non-profit association Midsummer Madness ry is dedicated to organising this event, and making Töölö Bay more community-driven.