One of the region’s best known churches is Petäjävesi Old Church, which has gained inclusion on UNESCO’s world heritage list.
Jyväskylä's favourite son, the architect Alvar Aalto, is widely regarded as one of the great innovators in western architecture. The Alvar Aalto Museum and the numerous buildings designed by Aalto constantly bring to Jyväskylä professionals and amateurs in the field of architecture from all over the world.
Neste Oil Rally Finland is more than just a rally. It is the largest annually-staged spectator event in the Nordic countries. Neste Oil Rally Finland is oganized in beautiful Central Finland and it still is worth its legend, the Grand Prix on gravel.
Central Finland has a lot of culture. There are exhibitions and museums of all sorts to be visited - from arts and natural history to aviation and saunas. You will be sure to find something to interest you! For further information, see useful links.
Or perhaps you would like to go to the theatre, or listen to some live music? Central Finland has shows for many tastes, and music aplenty - whether you like classical, pop, rock or heavy! Finland's top bands play often in Jyväskylä, and the local bands are well worth listening to as well. Ask Jyväskylä Region Tourist Office for more information.
Photo: Matti Salmi, Jyväskylän Kesä -08
Finland is the promised land of festivals, particularly in the summer. Top names from Finland and abroad gather to give their best in the following international festivals organized in our region:
Interartistic urban city festival featuring top artists and groups from around the world.
Festival dedicated to skiffle music in Hankasalmi.
Jyväskylä Summer Jazz
Jazz and world music festival.
Indie music festival in Jyväskylä.
Jazz festival in Äänekoski.
Time of Music
New music festival in Viitasaari.
Urban blues festival in Jyväskylä.