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The event is over from this summer, but some of the materials are still available online!

Vekara-Varkaus has brought joy to children and families for 25 summers. This spring brought the corona pandemic with it, and the traditional program of Vekara-Varkaus was cancelled. Because bringing joy to children is the most important mission of the festival also in a situation like this, we are offering a bit different festival week. Together with our partners we have collected a wide range of different activities for children and participating is free of charge. There are shows on video and live, vlogs about the life of animals, adventures, science activities etc. The virtual program is now available in the whole Finland, even worldwide.

We recommend you to book time for art sessions on your living room couch, observing the nature with our tips and doing adventures outdoors in the festival week 8.-14.6. In the parks of  Varkaus you  can find a route of fairytales, bump into pop up street culture or participate in making community art of summer trees. You can find more information (in Finnish) on our website