- Join in on a beach dance, enjoy the sea or admire the unique tourist locations around town. There are many ways you can celebrate Midsummer in Uusikaupunki.
If you don’t have a dance partner of your own, hop on over to the Pakkahuone Midsummer dance, where you’ll find musical performances by Johanna Debreczi and Isto Hiltonen, or enjoy the skillfully performed guitar playing of Tomi Paldanius at the Pakkahuone terrace.
On Sunday, you can get groovy to the sound of live music at the Captain’s Makasiini restaurant with a musical performance from Jukitsu Hyytiä.
Admire the sights
As Uusikaupunki is a beautiful coastal town, you also have the opportunity to go to sea during Midsummer – you will not forget the breathtaking archipelago.
If the sea doesn’t call to you, there are plenty of sights to admire on the mainland as well. The charmingly colourful Art House Pilvilinna invites you to visit on Midsummer’s Day and you can admire the fancy rides of the Automobile museum every day of the year, as well as during Midsummer.
Work up a Midsummer’s sweat on the brand new padel court or go try out the excellent frisbee golf tracks around Uusikaupunki.
At the renovated Santtioranta campground, there are comfortable options for those who would take to the waterways: you can rent kayaks, canoes, rowing boats and SUP boards from there. You can also rent bicycles from the same place on Midsummer if, for example, you would like to take a bike tour around the Velhovesi Ring Road!
The best thing about Midsummer may be that you really don’t have to anything if you don’t want to! Put your legs up and read a book, take a nap in a hammock or go for a short walk after your afternoon coffee. Take it easy on a row boat on Lake Ruokolanjärvi and pick up flowers from the roadside, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the summer town.
If the weather is good, you can go for an evening swim on one of the lovely beaches in the area and take in the wonderful Uusikaupunki summer!
Ukilife wishes its readers a most relaxing Midsummer!