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Outdoor events

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

You need a permit to organize an event on a street, square or park if the event restricts the public use of the area. A permit is required if the event involves bringing marquee tents, tables, chairs, stages, fences or other structures to the area, for example.

If the event affects pedestrian, cycling or other vehicle traffic, you must also submit a notice of temporary traffic arrangements. The ...

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Requests for permits and reservations can be made to municipal authorities responsible for the construction and maintenance of streets and green areas.

To whom and on what terms

If a trader has established their business in another country within the European Economic Area and intends to provide their services temporarily in Finland, the trader is subject to the same obligations as all other traders established in Finland.

Background information

Permits for using streets and green areas for exceptional purposes must be sought from the municipality. A permit must be sought for such purposes as cultural events.

If you need to lease a street or green area due to, for example, nearby construction work, you must post a worksite board that details the party performing the work and the contact details of the person responsible for the work.

The service is provided by

City of Helsinki

Responsible for the service

City of Helsinki, Urban Environment Division
Text edited by: City of Helsinki, Urban Environment Division
Updated: 21/2/2024