It´s mid-winter in Helsinki and the city is filled with snow. There is a lot of things to do even during the winter. Besides enjoying winter activities in the short and cold daylight time, museums and theaters offer a warm portion of culture. Ideal Helsinki has gathered events to this article which are easy to attend in February. .
1.-10.2 – Largest contemporary music festival in Finland, Musica Nova presents interesting and latest contemporary music from Finnish and international composers. More than 30 concerts are being held during the event. Read the whole program here.
More info: https://musicanova.fi/en/
Syö!-campaign in Helsinki
1.-7.2. – During Syö!-campaign numerous restaurants offer delicious dishes for a price of 10 euros. The campaign is valid after lunch hours (usually after 3pm) and during weekends. Restaurants that offer campaign dishes can be found from https://www.city.fi/syo/helsinki/en/
Chinese new year festival in Helsinki
4.2. – Chinese new year festivities take place in Kansalaistori and Helsinki Central Library Oodi on Tuesday 4th February. Festivities include dragon dance, chinese market, and fireworks show. https://kiinalainenuusivuosi.fi/en/#programme
More info: https://kiinalainenuusivuosi.fi/en/
Free entrance to Sinebrychoff Art Museum
6.2. – On Wednesday 6th of February, Sinebrychoff Art Museum offers free entry from 5pm to 8pm. Current exhibition is Moved to Tears: Staging Emotions which presents methods and influences that have been derived from theatrical world and brought to paintings. The House Museum of Paul and Fanny Sinebrychoff (permanent collection) can be seen free of charge all times.
More info: https://sinebrychoffintaidemuseo.fi/en/
Free entry to The museum of Technology
7.2., 14.2.,21.2., 28.2. – In February, entry to The museum of Technology is free of charge on every Thursday from 9am to 7pm. The museum of Technology tells the story of Finnish technology and industrialization until the present and looks into the future as well.
More info: https://tekniikanmuseo.fi/in-english/
Korjaamo flea market
3.2., 17.2. – Make some great finds at the Korjaamo flea market, and enjoy the brunch.
#freeHAM – Free entry
22.2. – Free entry to HAM on 22nd of February. Current exhibitions are Gilbert & George – THE MAJOR EXHIBITION and Syvävenyttelyä by Riikka Keränen. Museum is open on 22.2 from 11am to 7pm.
More info: https://www.hamhelsinki.fi/en/
Images: Musica Nova, Helsinki Marketing. Featured image: Jussi Hellsten / Helsinki Marketing