Sun Festival and Vantaa Market of Possibilities – a celebration of sharing and fun

Sun Festival & Vantaa Market of Possibilities / Photo: Rebekka Barongo

This year Vantaa's traditional and international festival Sun Festival takes place on Saturday, May 18, at 10-16 in Kirjastopuisto and Tikkurila Library. The entrance is free.

Sun Festival will once again offer the public myriad high-quality and fun programs. There's music, dance, presentations, workshops and something for everyone's taste!

Vantaa Market of Possibilities, arranged in connection with Sun Festival, acts as a meeting place where the festival audience gets to meet, for instance, multicultural organizations and organizations engaged in development cooperation. Nearly 40 associations will introduce their work on the market.

Vantaa Cultural Services arranges Sun Festival and Market of Possibilities together with local actors.

Program

Stage

10:00 Children’s Choir Minit, Vantaa Music Institute
10:30 Pentti Rasinkangas
11:00 City of Vantaa's greetings
11:15 Dance Theater Raatikko: Marja Korhola’s Shoe Dance
11:40 Emilia Tuovila & Väijytys
12:30 Söpöt Luut
13:00 Awarding the 2018 Vantaa Cyclist Prize
13:20 Pellekaija Pum
14:20 Meera Band
15:00 Raappana

Raappana / Kuva: All Day
Reggae-artist Raappana

Tikkurila Library

Music Department

11:00 – 12:00 Lauri Vanhala’s presentation on authorship and writing
12:00 – 12:40 Hassan Maikal talks about life, making YouTube-videos and being a social media influencer
13:00 – 16:00 Creative writing workshop – Kalle Niinikangas and Andy Willoughby (UK)

Children’s Department

10:30 – 11:00 Musical Storytime
11:00 – 12:00 Arts and Crafts
14:00 – 15:00 Painting Stones (outside, weather permitting)

Hassan Maikal
YouTube-star Hassan Maikal

In the Area

11:00 – 15:00 Kanya Soli -workshop (playing drums)
11:30 – 13:00 Wonderful, terrible bugs -workshop (arts and crafts)
12:20 – 12:30 Dance Theater Raatikko: Senior Dance Group Ryhdikkäät rypyt

Featuring:

  • Street Poet Lauri Vanhala
  • Program by Helsinki Region Environmental Services HSY
  • Thrash Police
  • The Finnish Red Cross: Teddybear Hospital
  • Tikkurilan Teatteri’s summer theatre characters: a band of marauders with their car
  • First Aid Bus
  • Perhepeuha-kärry: Activities for children
  • Cycle Rickshaw

Balloons at Vantaa Market of Possibilities / Photo: Anni Haaparanta

Vantaa Market of Possibilities

  • Compassionate Women Initiative
  • Dance Theater Raatikko
  • Eurooppalainen Suomi ry
  • Fingo ry
  • Finland National Committee for UN Women, Vantaa
  • Finnish Red Cross, Safe House for Youth, Vantaa
  • Finnish Red Cross, Tikkurila
  • Helsingin Debre Amin Abene Teklehaimanot Kirkko
  • Helsinki Deaconess Institute
  • Independent Forever Business Owner Heidi Haarma
  • Kambodzhan ystävyysseura
  • Let’s Read Together -network
  • Maailmanvaihto ry - International Cultural Youth Exchange
  • Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (District of Uusimaa)
  • Mithu
  • Osuuskunta Vasaari
  • R3 Maahanmuuttajanuorten tuki ry
  • Shahi Niwas AY
  • SRV Rakennus Oy
  • Suomi-Venäjä-Seura Vantaan osasto ry
  • The City of Vantaa / Citizen Services
  • The City of Vantaa / Traffic planning
  • The Natural Beautyshop, Finland
  • Tikkurila parish (The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland)
  • Tikkurilan Martat ry
  • Tikkurilan seudun eläkkeensaajat ry
  • Tikkurilan Teatteri
  • Vanda Teaterförening rf
  • Vantaan julkisen alan eläkeläiset ry
  • Vantaan Järjestörinki ry
  • Vantaan Monimaa ry
  • Vantaan Suomi-Puola yhdistys ry
  • Women's Bank Vantaa
  • Yliopisto-magazine / University of Helsinki

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Published: 24.4.2019 
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