Program

Cecilia Palombo 2018, Suomenlinna.

Program for Viaporin Kekri 2021

The Viaporin Kekri program can be found below or from a brochure, which you can download from here.

Please notice that some venues may require booking beforehand. Booking information is given in venue description, if applicable.

Events

Kekri Hunt

Around Suomenlinna
14:00-17:00
Age limit: 10+
Free ticket required
SOLD OUT!

What happens when you combine Aaron, The Ghosthunter, and The Spirits of Kekri on the verge of Viaporin Kekri?

Join our Instagram @aarons_peculiar_blog to find out what happens next and be ready to help when things go wrong…

Price: Free

Reserve

Forgotten Times

Tenaille von Fersen
14:00-22:00
Age limit: 16+
Free ticket required
SOLD OUT!

Accept the challenge, enter the Hallway, and prove your worth to the angry spirits. Will you be able to solve the riddles and escape? Collect your group of 2-6 people and come find out!

NOTE! This experience includes live actors, scary elements, and light effects. If you have trouble with the above-mentioned things, please don‘t join this experience.

Price: Free

Reserve

Little Kekrinen

Pajasali
14:00-19:00
Information about entry to be updated

In Little Kekrinen you find program for the younger visitors.

Shadow Puppet Show is the story of setting Kekripukki free. A malevolent entity wishes to keep the world in cold darkness and to do so needs to steal the Kekri buck and its offerings. The children must burn the buck and spread its love and warmth before it gets too dark.

Also other program such as Dance Floor, Sorrow Burning for kids, Build Your Own Buck  workshop and more will be organized for children in Little Kekrinen.

Kekri Buck burning ceremony

Varvilahti bay
18:45
Free

Come see, how sorrows will be burned to the wind with Kekri buck. Tuliryhmä Polte and Lintukoto will be performing during the ceremony.

We recommend the visitors to follow Kekri Buck’s burning from the beach on Suomenlinna Museum’s side of the bay and Artillery Bay’s bridge.

Lintukoto means originally a mythical place, which was located far in the south and southwest, at the limit of the word or in a place, where sky meets the earth according to the old beliefs. It was thought that there live small creatures, lintukotolaisia as in creatures of the sky’s verge. It was also believed, that migratory birds flew there following the Milky Way in the autumn to spend their winter at the Lintukoto. Nowadays it’s thought that lintukoto means a nice, safe and cozy place. Lintukoto, which is performing in Viaporin Kekri, combines in their music Helsinki’s familiar city soundscapes with old traditional instruments’ rough but beautiful sounds. The group’s wind instrument players are part of Wind on Wind -collective, and this performance is part of the collective’s 10-year anniversary program.

Kirsi Ojala is musician, who specializes in old wind instruments. She is interested about Baltic Sea area’s musical history and especially about wind instruments’ part in humans’ daily life and celebration.

Sound artist-jouhikko player Mikko H. Haapoja combines in his music electrified traditional instruments, Helsinki’s city soundscapes and machine-made comps.

Aino Ojala is a clarinettist, singer, and dancer, who studies musical theatre and is always ready to jump into interesting projects no matter the genre.

Veera Katila is a clarinettist with classical education, who has afterwards dived into folksy wind instruments’ world. Her newest conquests have been liru, mänkeri, Jew’s harp and puusarvi.

Polte celebrates the group’s journey, which has lasted already 20 years. Because of the year of celebration during the event you will see a special mystic filled show. Can you hear the Baltic Sea’s whispers in the darkening night? Joik with us the spirits to dance and come celebrate the arrival of darkness with us to Suomenlinna. Polte has been part of Viaporin Kekri since 2018.

Website (in Finnish)

The organizers will direct visitors to the recommended areas, which are the beach on Suomenlinna Museum’s side of the bay and Artillery Bay’s bridge, to watch Kekri Buck’s burning ceremony. Be careful while moving nearby the water and be careful not to slip. Supervise children at all times. Thank you for following the instructions!

Make your own Buck

Bastion Höpken Tunnels
14:00-18:30
Free

Every year the Kekri Buck is being burned together with our sorrows. This year however, we give you an opportunity to create your own small version of the Kekri Buck and take it home with you!

Join the “Do It Yourself” workshops in the Bastion Höpken  Tunnels where you will be guided into the making of a small Keri memorabilia.

All the things you need will be provided by one of the guiding spirits of the workshops.

Autumn yoga

Myllysali hall
13:30-14:30
In Finnish
Entrance fee

Beginner friendly yoga. During the class we will let go of the past year and get ready for the upcoming winter. You need to bring your own yoga mat and clothes in which you like to practice. Please pay the 10€ fee either in cash or with MobilePay at the venue.

Walk-ins also more than welcome!

Price: 10€ (paid at the venue)

Reserve

LOST WOR(L)DS theater

Myllysali hall
15:30-16:10
Body language, French, Finnish, English
Entrance fee

What memories do we keep from the past, what stories do we transmit to following generations? Our multilingual performance is made of images and moments, where the history of individuals and communities opens up through the means of physical theater and the poetry of languages and sounds. Welcome!

Walk-ins also more than welcome!

Price: 10€
Reduced price (for students, pensioners, unemployed, under 18): 8€
(paid at the entrance)

Reserve

An autumn night's screening

Ballast Room
14:00, 14:50 and 15:45
English/English subtitles
Age limit: 16+
Pay what you want

Euphoria Borealis ry is an open-for-everyone film organization. We organize short film workshops called “Kino Euphoria” a few times a year.

In this screening you’ll see horror-themed films, fitting for dark autumn nights, made in our previous workshops. All of the films are either spoken in English or have English subtitles.
A separate list of content disclaimers will be provided at the screening.

The screenings are not suitable for children under 16.

There is a pay-what-you-want system at the door.

The screenings are at 14:00, 14:50 and 15:45. In each of them we will show the following movies:

Kerttu Jaatinen – Fire Rise With Me
August Joensalo – Another Weekday Morning
Emilia Haukka – The Island
Aino Havu & Saara Lahnajärvi – darkness is a mother with a black mouth
Shareef A. Askar – That Place
Ale Ksi Moine – Charms
Olli Tähtinen – Sound Off
Iiris Anttila – Untitled
Marius Poenar – Selfie
Tessa Sadik-Ogli – You Belong Here

You can find us on social media:

IG: @euphoriaborealis
YouTube: Kino Euphoria
Facebook: Kino Euphoria – Helsinki
Website

FLASH 3 Light Art Biennale

Riffle Gallery,
Levyhalli Hall,
Karsserisiipi,
Suomenlinna Summer Theatre
15:00-22:00
Free entry

Light and death

The anticipated and impressive light art biennale’s third edition will be open to public November 4th to 14th 2021 in Suomenlinna fortress island of Helsinki, Finland. The exhibition is organized by Finnish Light Art Society FLASH.

Website

Neuroverkkopeitto exhibition

Gunpowder Magazine
11:00-18:00
Free entry

Neuroverkkopeitto brings together artists from different sides of art field to Suomenlinna’s Gunpowder Magazine from October 22nd to November 7th. The exhibition aims to offer an alternative and more critical angle to observe the consumer behaviour.

Guided walking tour of Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna Centre
13:30
Tour is in English
Ticket required

The best way to get to know the fascinating story behind the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, is to join a guided tour organized by Ehrensvärd Society.

During the guided walking tour an authorised guide tells about the 270 years of eventful history of Suomenlinna under the rule of three different states as well as the life on the islands today.

Website

Prices:
Adults: 11€
Children (7-17 years): 4€

Buy

Suomenlinna Museum

Suomenlinna Museum
10:30-21:00
Ticket required

The permanent exhibition showcases the history of the fortress, spanning more than 260 years. You can learn more about the historical events surrounding the fortress and the lives of people who lived and worked in Suomenlinna via touch-screen operated picture books. The exhibition also features utensils, tools, weapons and ammunition that have been found in the excavations and attics of Suomenlinna. Website

Prices:
Adults: 8€
Students/retirees: 5€
Children (7-17 years): 4€
Children under 7 years: 0€

Tickets can be bought in Suomenlinna Museum or you can purchase tickets in advance from online shop. Museum Card is valid in Suomenlinna Museum.

Glass studio Hytti

Glass studio Hytti
14:00-18:00
Free entry

Glass studio Hytti keeps its doors open on Saturday during the event. You are welcome to come warm up at the door of glass cabin, follow glassblowing and do some shopping. We sell glass products and Esko Eerola’s cards. Card and cash payments are accepted.

Website (in Finnish)

Swing High concert

Suomenlinna church
12:00-17:30 (concert starts 16:30)
Free entry, programme 10€

In Swing High’s All Saints Days’ candle concert you can hear calming and deep songs about longing, with some happiness and thankfulness also in the mix. Atmospheric, candlelit Suomenlinna church invites you to calm down with music. Welcome!

Swing High is an 8-member acapella group from Helsinki. Helsinki Cathedral church’s group was founded in 2000. The leader is singer and music educator Fanni Lehto. Swing High’s wide repertoire includes variety of music styles from hymns through folk music all the way to pop.

Website

Light circus Spektri

Linna Bar park at 17:30
In front of Ballast Room at 18:30
Naval Academy pier at 20:00
Free entry

Light circus Spektri makes colourful and glorious light performances by using LED equipment. The performances include diverse choreographies which are spiced up with the performers’ personas, which get to shine during improvised parts.

Website (in Finnish)

"Marras" -exhibition

HAA Gallery
12:00-20:00
Free entry

Extended opening:
21.10.-14.11.2021

In the gallery you will see The Finnish Darkroom Association workgroup’s “Marras” -exhibition between October 21st and November 14th. The exhibition is partly made at the same time as FLASH3 biennale and in collaboration with Finnish Light Art Society FLASH’s. The artists behind “Marras” -exhibition and FLASH3 biennale producers can be met at the gallery 14:00-20:00.

Website (in Finnish)

Tuure Kilpeläinen gig

Adlerfelt Yard
16:30
Free entry

Tuure Kilpeläinen plays an acoustic concert on Adlerfelt’s charming terrace at 16:30. The concert is free and has a limited seating. Access to the terrace only through the backyard. After the concert at Adlerfelt’s delightful backyard terrace you can enjoy tasty food, amazing music and warm drinks all the way until 21:00.

Beer Fest

Tenaille von Fersen
Age limit: 18+
14:00-23:00
Friction Band: 17:00 and 20:00
Free entry

During Beer Fest you get to indulge in a variety of brew and performances. This year the following Breweries are attending: Suomenlinnan Panimo, Fiskarsin Panimo, Oma Panimo, Mamu Brewing and Kråkö Bryggeri. Friction Band will be playing at 17:00 and 20:00.

Kurja Viapori guided walking tour

Lauttaranta (Main Pier)
17:00 and 19:30
Age limit: 16+
Tour is in Finnish
Ticket required
SOLD OUT!

Dive to the darkness of autumn during Kurja Viapori -guided tour. The fort’s dark season has been dedicated for murderers, escaped prisoners, untold secrets, and the body’s mortality.

The tour concentrates around Suomenlinna history’s dark but true stories.

Price: 13€

Buy

Kekri Wine Tasting by Vinstituutti

Pirunkirkko cabinets
Age limit: 18+
14:00 and 18:00 Finnish
16:00 and 20:00 English
Ticket required

A Half-Blind wine tasting brought to you by Vinstituutti, the wine club of Haaga-Helia’s Haaga Campus. Six different wines were chosen to match Kekri’s darkness and mystery – due to the nature of half-blind tasting, the wines will be revealed only during the event – stay curious!

The wines come from two importers – Soil Wine and Let Me Wine and will be accompanied by delicious savoury snacks!

Price: 30€

Reserve

Artisan Beer 'n' Bites

Tenaille von Fersen
Age limit: 18+
14:00 and 18:00 Finnish
16:00 and 20:00 English
Ticket required

Viaporin Kekri brings to you beer tasting in an epic atmosphere! Kekri Beer Tasting is a unique experience to explore different craft brews provided by 5 Finnish breweries: Suomenlinna Brewery, Fiskars Brewery, Mamu Brewing, Oma Panimo and Kråkö Bryggeri. Accompanied by tasty bites prepared by Haaga-Helia’s Porvoo students, and curated immersive ambience. Our knowledgeable host will guide the guests about the specifics of presented beers and answer any questions.

The breweries offer their own blends during the Beer Fest as well!

Price: 32€

Reserve

Suomenlinnan Suolakurkut gig

Linna Bar
20:30
Free entry

At 20:30 Suomenlinnan Suolakurkut, with the lead of Aarni Kivinen, will start their show at the bar. During the Kekri-weekend, also on Friday 5.11. before-Kekri and on Sunday 7.11. after-Kekri shows! You can read from Linna Bar’s website.

Website (in Finnish)

Military Museum

Military Museum
11:00-18:00 (last entrance 17:30)
Ghost tours 14:00 and 17:00 in Finnish
Free entry

Two ghost tours, which will tell about war history through horror stories, will be held in Finnish starting at 14:00 and 17:00.

Besides the tours, the museum exhibition is open. In the exhibition Finnish Defence Forces – 100 Years at War and Peace you can familiarise yourself with the history of the Finnish Defence Forces.

The exhibition is divided into two parts. Exhibition in the Military Museum´s Manege tells about the four wars Finland has fought during it´s independce: the Civil War in 1918, the Winter War in 1939–1940, the Continuation War in 1941–1944 and the Lapland War in 1944–1945.

Website

Pohjolan jumalattaret artwork exhibition

Suomenlinna Tourist Information
10:00-20:00
Free entry

Exhibition 6.-14.11.2021

In the exhibition Apila Pepita’s artwork about Karolina Kouvola’s book “Pohjolan jumalattaret (Goddesses of the North)” (SKS Kirjat, 2021). In the dark artworks, suitable for kekri, you can see Finnish, Karelian and Finnish Swede folk poetry and belief’s goddesses and mythical creatures. The North’s mythical women are a fascinating group of goddesses, elves, dryads, and other creatures honoured by our ancestors – our folklore’s superwomen. From the book’s artwork the folk belief’s old stories get new interpretations.

Apila Pepita Miettinen (born 1991, Siilinjärvi) is an illustrator, cartoonist and graphic artist living in Suomenlinna. Apila has studied graphic design in Aalto University. She has illustrated especially many books targeted for young adults for different publishers like Into, Karisto, Kustantamo S&S and Kumma.

Website

About creating the Pohjolan jumalattaret

Ballast Room
17:00-18:00
In Finnish
Free entry

Illustrator Apila Pepita will be speaking. “Pohjolan jumalattaret (Goddesses of the North)” (SKS Kirjat, 2021) is a book written by Karolina Kouvola and it unveils the mythical women of the North. In the book fascinating group of Finnish, Karelian and Finnish Swede folk poetry and belief’s goddesses, elves, dryads, and other creatures honoured by our ancestors are introduced. The book’s illustrator Apila Pepita tells about the creation of the illustrations; what kind of pre-work she did and how did she bring these mythical goddesses to the present time. More of the illustrations can be seen at Suomenlinna’s Info point.

Website

Tarot-Tuula

Suomenlinna Tourist Information
14:00-20:00
In Finnish
Payment required

Experienced Tarot-interpreter Tuula Huhtala is making interpretations at Info Point 14:00-20:00.

Website (in Finnish)

Sorrow Collectors

Playground intersection, in front of Ballast Room
14:00-18:30
Free

Gather your courage and face your sorrows, then write them down on a paper and leave them with Sorrow Collector as an offering of humanity. Collectors can be found in two locations on the island during the event day: in front of Ballast room (Paarlasti huone) & playground intersection (leikkipuiston risteys). The harvested sorrows will be burnt in the fire together with the Kekribuck.

Konsort Karhea & Songs from beyond

Myllysali hall
18:00
Free

Konsort Karhea interprets in the dusk of Myllysali hall comfortless and comforting songs, that survived through the times. Tellervo Viitaniemi, kantele, harp and singing, Matti Takala, lute, oud and singing, Susanna Tollet, hurdy-gurdy, recorder and singing, Jussi Kaisjoki, trumpet, percussions and singing, Mari von Boehm, jouhikko, percussions and singing. Their own reflection to the music is brought through the installation “At the border of afterlife” by Tellervo Viitaniemi and Mari von Boehm.

Kekri Sauna

Linna Bar
Around 14:00-22:00
Entrance fee

A sauna has been set up at the yard of Linna Bar from Friday to Sunday. Come enjoy the warmth in the cooling November weather!

Price: 15€.

More info on Linna Bar’s website.

Website (in Finnish)

Open doors at artist's workroom

Timo Nevalainen’s workroom C28 in Pirunkirkko
10:00-18:00
Free

Influential works made of Suomenlinna’s scraps and junks. At the study you can also see few guitars, marble works and a dancing needles starting with a coin -work, which rotates in the accompaniment of music.

Kekri Star Gazing Tour

In front of Adlerfelt
19:45
In Finnish
Free ticket required
SOLD OUT!

Starry sky above Suomenlinna. Experience the darkest sky of Helsinki on Ursa’s star trip in Kustaanmiekka! During the tour you get to know autumn’s constellations and planets, as well as the universe’s structure they reveal. Ursa Astronomical Association is in charge of the tour.

Price: Free

Reserve

Kekri Brewery Tours

Suomenlinnan Panimo
15:00, 16:00, 17:00 and 18:00
Age limit: 18+
In Finnish
Free ticket required
SOLD OUT!

Brewery tours in Suomenlinnan Panimo at 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 and 18:00. You can also visit the brewery shop and make purchases there. The tour lasts about 30 minutes. Limit of 12 persons/tour. The tours are free, but you need to reserve a ticket in advance. Tours are only in Finnish.

Price: Free

Reserve

At the border of afterlife installation

Myllysali hall
18:00-19:00
Free

Installation consisting of Tellervo Viitaniemi and Mari von Boehm’s works invites you to honour the lives of those who lived before. As a soundscape for the installation plays Konsort Karhea’s concert “Lauluja tuolta puolen (Songs from beyond)” at 18:00.

Iist Side Singers concert

Myllysali hall
20:00-21:00
Free

Iist Side Singers, Kekri’s charm -concert. Vocal group Iist Side Singers get’s up to the stage in Viaporin Kekri’s evening to entertain the guests with absorbing medleys and wonderful solo songs. The exquisite music performance will be held in Myllysali hall. The performance lasts 50 minutes, and it’s free. More information about Iist Side Singers in Instagram @iistsidesingers and Facebook @IistSideSingersOfficial.

Panimo Shop

Panimo Shop
14:00-20:00
Free entry

Suomenlinna Brewery’s Brewery Shop is open 14:00-20:00. Good selection of the brewery’s beers available. Remember to also sign up for Kekri-day’s Brewery Tours (in Finnish). More info about the tours in here.

Website

Friction Band

Tenaille von Fersen
17:00 and 20:00
Free

Friction Band is a collective of eleven musical explorers mixing an array of beats and voices to ring your bells to. 

We take you through the dark times with Cumbia, Afrobeat, Ska and New Orleans rhythms.

Join us in celebrating life during Viaporin Kekri in two sets at The Beer Fest in Tenaille Von Fersen starting at 17.00 and 20.00.

Families

Little Kekrinen

Pajasali
14:00-19:00
Information about entry to be updated

In Little Kekrinen you find program for the younger visitors.

Shadow Puppet Show is the story of setting Kekripukki free. A malevolent entity wishes to keep the world in cold darkness and to do so needs to steal the Kekri buck and its offerings. The children must burn the buck and spread its love and warmth before it gets too dark.

Also other program such as Dance Floor, Sorrow Burning for kids, Build Your Own Buck  workshop and more will be organized for children in Little Kekrinen.

Kekri Hunt

Around Suomenlinna
14:00-17:00
Age limit: 10+
Free ticket required
SOLD OUT!

What happens when you combine Aaron, The Ghosthunter, and The Spirits of Kekri on the verge of Viaporin Kekri?

Join our Instagram @aarons_peculiar_blog to find out what happens next and be ready to help when things go wrong…

Price: Free

Reserve

Kekri Buck burning ceremony

Varvilahti bay
18:45
Free

Come see, how sorrows will be burned to the wind with Kekri buck. Tuliryhmä Polte and Lintukoto will be performing during the ceremony.

We recommend the visitors to follow Kekri Buck’s burning from the beach on Suomenlinna Museum’s side of the bay and Artillery Bay’s bridge.

Lintukoto means originally a mythical place, which was located far in the south and southwest, at the limit of the word or in a place, where sky meets the earth according to the old beliefs. It was thought that there live small creatures, lintukotolaisia as in creatures of the sky’s verge. It was also believed, that migratory birds flew there following the Milky Way in the autumn to spend their winter at the Lintukoto. Nowadays it’s thought that lintukoto means a nice, safe and cozy place. Lintukoto, which is performing in Viaporin Kekri, combines in their music Helsinki’s familiar city soundscapes with old traditional instruments’ rough but beautiful sounds. The group’s wind instrument players are part of Wind on Wind -collective, and this performance is part of the collective’s 10-year anniversary program.

Kirsi Ojala is musician, who specializes in old wind instruments. She is interested about Baltic Sea area’s musical history and especially about wind instruments’ part in humans’ daily life and celebration.

Sound artist-jouhikko player Mikko H. Haapoja combines in his music electrified traditional instruments, Helsinki’s city soundscapes and machine-made comps.

Aino Ojala is a clarinettist, singer, and dancer, who studies musical theatre and is always ready to jump into interesting projects no matter the genre.

Veera Katila is a clarinettist with classical education, who has afterwards dived into folksy wind instruments’ world. Her newest conquests have been liru, mänkeri, Jew’s harp and puusarvi.

Polte celebrates the group’s journey, which has lasted already 20 years. Because of the year of celebration during the event you will see a special mystic filled show. Can you hear the Baltic Sea’s whispers in the darkening night? Joik with us the spirits to dance and come celebrate the arrival of darkness with us to Suomenlinna. Polte has been part of Viaporin Kekri since 2018.

Website (in Finnish)

The organizers will direct visitors to the recommended areas, which are the beach on Suomenlinna Museum’s side of the bay and Artillery Bay’s bridge, to watch Kekri Buck’s burning ceremony. Be careful while moving nearby the water and be careful not to slip. Supervise children at all times. Thank you for following the instructions!

Make your own Buck

Bastion Höpken Tunnels
14:00-18:30
Free

Every year the Kekri Buck is being burned together with our sorrows. This year however, we give you an opportunity to create your own small version of the Kekri Buck and take it home with you!

Join the “Do It Yourself” workshops in the Bastion Höpken  Tunnels where you will be guided into the making of a small Keri memorabilia.

All the things you need will be provided by one of the guiding spirits of the workshops.

FLASH 3 Light Art Biennale

Riffle Gallery,
Levyhalli Hall,
Karsserisiipi,
Suomenlinna Summer Theatre
15:00-22:00
Free entry

Light and death

The anticipated and impressive light art biennale’s third edition will be open to public November 4th to 14th 2021 in Suomenlinna fortress island of Helsinki, Finland. The exhibition is organized by Finnish Light Art Society FLASH.

Website

Guided walking tour at Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna Centre
13:30
Tour is in English
Ticket required

The best way to get to know the fascinating story behind the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, is to join a guided tour organized by Ehrensvärd Society.

During the guided walking tour an authorised guide tells about the 270 years of eventful history of Suomenlinna under the rule of three different states as well as the life on the islands today.

Website

Prices:
Adults: 11€
Children (7-17 years): 4€

Buy

Suomenlinna Museum

Suomenlinna Museum
10:30-21:00
Ticket required

The permanent exhibition showcases the history of the fortress, spanning more than 260 years. You can learn more about the historical events surrounding the fortress and the lives of people who lived and worked in Suomenlinna via touch-screen operated picture books. The exhibition also features utensils, tools, weapons and ammunition that have been found in the excavations and attics of Suomenlinna.

Website

Prices:
Adults: 8€
Students/retirees: 5€
Children (7-17 years): 4€
Children under 7 years: 0€

Tickets can be bought in Suomenlinna Museum or you can purchase tickets in advance from online shop. Museum Card is valid in Suomenlinna Museum.

Glass studio Hytti

Glass studio Hytti
14:00-18:00
Free entry

Glass studio Hytti keeps its doors open on Saturday during the event. You are welcome to come warm up at the door of glass cabin, follow glassblowing and do some shopping. We sell glass products and Esko Eerola’s cards. Card and cash payments are accepted.

Website (in Finnish)

Light circus Spektri

Linna Bar park at 17:30
In front of Ballast Room at 18:30
Naval Academy pier at 20:00
Free entry

Light circus Spektri makes colourful and glorious light performances by using LED equipment. The performances include diverse choreographies which are spiced up with the performers’ personas, which get to shine during improvised parts.

Website (in Finnish)

"Marras" -exhibition

HAA Gallery
12:00-20:00
Free entry

In the gallery you will see The Finnish Darkroom Association workgroup’s “Marras” -exhibition between October 21st and November 14th. The exhibition is partly made at the same time as FLASH3 biennale and in collaboration with Finnish Light Art Society FLASH’s. The artists behind “Marras” -exhibition and FLASH3 biennale producers can be met at the gallery 14:00-20:00.

Website (in Finnish)

Tuure Kilpeläinen

Adlerfelt Yard
16:30
Free entry

Tuure Kilpeläinen plays an acoustic concert on Adlerfelt’s charming terrace at 16:30. The concert is free and has a limited seating. Access to the terrace only through the backyard. After the concert at Adlerfelt’s delightful backyard terrace you can enjoy tasty food, amazing music and warm drinks all the way until 21:00.

Kekri day’s ghost hunting in Military Museum

Military Museum
11:00-18:00 (last entrance 17:30)
Free entry

This year during Kekri the Military Museum is taken over by playful ghosts, who have hidden themselves in the Military Museum’s Manege’s exhibition! Ghost hunting is new fun event for the whole family!

Ask for playful ghost hunting instructions from the museum’s ticket sales, so you can take part into the hunt in the normal exhibition.

Every ghost has their own letter. Your task is to collect all the letters and form a Finnish word out of them.

After the museum tour, show the word at the ticket sales, so you will get a small, tasty prize!

(But be quick since there’s a limited number of prizes.)

Food & Drinks

Granny Cafe

Cafe Silo
12:00-21:00
Free entry

On All Hallows’ Day our dearly departed grandmother’s recipes and teachings spring into life – Cafe Silo becomes Granny Cafe! We are serving home made savory and sweet pastries, hearty soup and hot drinks.

Website

Beer Fest

Tenaille von Fersen
Age limit: 18+
14:00-23:00
Friction Band: 17:00 and 20:00
Free entry

During Beer Fest you get to indulge in a variety of brew and performances. This year the following Breweries are attending: Suomenlinnan Panimo, Fiskarsin Panimo, Oma Panimo, Mamu Brewing and Kråkö Bryggeri. Friction Band will be playing at 17:00 and 20:00.

Viaporin Deli and Cafe

Viaporin Deli & Café
11:00-21:00
Free entry

Come and enjoy our large selection of treats in our cafe or take them away.

Our selection includes home made patisserie products, freshly baked pastries, generously filled fresh sandwiches, salads with changing toppings from our salad bar, home made soups and various other delicacies to satisfy small and large appetite alike. Artesan made ice-cream are inluced in our selection durings the summer months. In our cafe, you can also enjoy the products from Suomenlinna Brewery as well as quality wines and hot beverages.

Website

Restaurant Suomenlinnan Panimo

Restaurant Suomenlinnan Panimo
12:00-22:00
Free entry

Restaurant Suomenlinnan Panimo – Brewery of Suomenlinna is located just a 15 minutes ferry trip away from Helsinki’s Market Place. Just beside the main dock of Suomenlinna. This jetty barrack was builded on Suomenlinna’s russian era 1868-1870 for Czars army. Beer and brewing culture has always been very close issue to Suomenlinna, some say that Finnish beer culture actually started within constructing the fortress on Swedish era.

Today we are happy to continue this tradition with our handcrafted beers and delicious food. On our menu you can still find influence of Russian and Swedish history but above all are our fresh, Finnish ingredients.

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Bastion Bistro

Bastion Bistro
11:00-22:00 (kitchen closes 21:30)
Free entry, no table reservations during Viaporin Kekri

Bastion Bistro is open throughout the year. The menu features straightforward bistro food including pizzas and burgers.

The restaurant is wheelchair-accessible and has a child care room. We also warmly welcome all well-behaved pets.

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Suomenlinna Museum cafeteria

Suomenlinna Centre Café
10:30-21:00
Free entry

The café is in a central location in the Suomenlinna Centre and serves visitors almost every day throughout the year. In the same premises, there is also a shop selling gifts and souvenirs.

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Café Vanille Pop-up cafe

Ballast Room
14:00-20:00
Free entry

Café Vanille’s Pop Up Café in the Ballast Room serves fun kekrithemed sweet cakes. Also some savory snacks are available.  Non alcoholic mulled wine, tea, coffee and sodas. Take away or inside. Beware, there might be a spider in your doughnut…

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Café Vanille

Café Vanille
12:00-20:00
Free entry

In Café Vanille you may find a bat, a skull or vampire’s teeth in your cake during the Kekri season… a friendly ghost also hovers around the corners of the pink house and welcomes you. Located opposite to the church.

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Linna Bar

Linna Bar
14:00-24:00
Free entry

Suomenlinna’s cosy local bar, where anything can happen! Here you will get rid of your thirst and variety of munchies are available on the lists, food served also from the outdoor grill.

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Restaurant Adlerfelt

Adlerfelt
11:00-23:00
Free entry

Adlerfelt celebrates Viaporin Kekri with tasty food and hot drinks! Reserve table in advance from here! Table reservations can also be done by calling to the number +358 41 3170998.

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Kekri Wine Tasting by Vinstituutti

Pirunkirkko cabinets
Age limit: 18+
14:00 and 18:00 Finnish
16:00 and 20:00 English
Ticket required

A Half-Blind wine tasting brought to you by Vinstituutti, the wine club of Haaga-Helia’s Haaga Campus. Six different wines were chosen to match Kekri’s darkness and mystery – due to the nature of half-blind tasting, the wines will be revealed only during the event – stay curious!

The wines come from two importers – Soil Wine and Let Me Wine and will be accompanied by delicious savoury snacks!

Price: 30€

Reserve

Artisan Beer 'n' Bites

Tenaille von Fersen
Age limit: 18+
14:00 and 18:00 Finnish
16:00 and 20:00 English
Ticket required

Viaporin Kekri brings to you beer tasting in an epic atmosphere! Kekri Beer Tasting is a unique experience to explore different craft brews provided by 5 Finnish breweries: Suomenlinna Brewery, Fiskars Brewery, Mamu Brewing, Oma Panimo and Kråkö Bryggeri. Accompanied by tasty bites prepared by Haaga-Helia’s Porvoo students, and curated immersive ambience. Our knowledgeable host will guide the guests about the specifics of presented beers and answer any questions.

The breweries offer their own blends during the Beer Fest as well!

Price: 32€

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Wine Bar Lumme

Pirunkirkko
14:00-23:00
Free entry

Seasonal food and wine by Lumme Catering in Pirunkirkko on the event day 14:00-23:00.

You can find the day’s menu from here (in Finnish).

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Chef's Food Cart - Grill wagon

Linna Bar’s terrace
14:00-22:00
Free entry

Chef’s Food Cart is serving tasty barbecue food at Linna Bar’s terrace. On their menu you can find the following super popular treats:

Chili Cheese HotDog (meat or vegetarian version)
Chili Cheese fries (meat or vegetarian sauce)
Sausage potatoes (meat or vegetarian version)
Chicken Wings portion with Chef’s Food Cart’s chili sauce
Fries with mayonnaise

Prices 4-8€.

Bumi Food Truck

In front of Ballast Room
14:00-22:00
Free entry

Bumi Food Truck will be serving the following foods:

Comtam 15€
Ramenchickenteriyaki 15€
Guabao 6€

All foods have a vegan option.

Pop-up bar by Linna Bar

Myllysali hall
16:30-21:30
Free entry

Linna Bar will be holding a pop-up bar in Myllysali hall on the event day 16:30-21:30.

Restaurant Suomenlinna Officers' Club

Suomenlinna Officers’ Club
15:00-22:00
Free entry

Suomenlinna Officers’ Club has their doors open and is serving food and drinks 15:00-22:00. On the menu you can find the Officers’ Club’s tasty fish soup!

Sanga Food Truck

In front of Ballast Room
14:00-22:00
Free entry

Sanga Food Truck makes warm Grilled cheese sandwiches out of their self-baked artisan sourdough bread, which has been seasoned with local ingredients and good feeling. All fillings are always self-made favouring small and local producers. This is how they guarantee the best handmade product since the beginning. On the menu you also find a delicious selection of sides, and the sandwiches have a vegan option available!

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