Events 2024

In 2024 there will be some great events in the Hyvärilä area, come and join us! Please note that events may affect access to services in Hyvärilä and there will be more traffic than normal in the area. Changes are possible.

Kesätalkoot event 5.7. from 14 to 17

Join us for the Kesätalkoot event! The program is free and open to everyone. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, collaborative activities, and learning new things. The event is organized by young people from all over Europe participating in the Summer Talkoot camp, so both English and Finnish will be spoken.
Swap Party – Exchange items with others
At the Swap Party, you can exchange clothes, shoes, accessories, books, and home decor items with other participants for free. This is an eco-friendly and fun way to update your wardrobe while recycling and reducing textile waste. Participating is easy: bring clean, ironed, and good-condition items to swap with others. The items should be suitable for the summer season, and you can bring up to four items to exchange. All items will be checked before being put on display.
International snacks – Tastes from Europe
Participants of the Summer Talkoot camp come from all over Europe and will prepare snacks from their home countries for event attendees to taste.
Building Insect Hotels
Come build insect hotels with us. Materials will be provided on-site, and we will guide you through the process. You can take the finished insect hotel home or leave it at Hyvärilä, where we will find a suitable place for it.
Cutting grass at meadow
There is a meadow in the Hyvärilä beach area that is mowed annually with a scythe. Come try your hand at mowing or watch the process. The meadow promotes biodiversity and is an important habitat for various insects.

Rompepäivät 2.-4.8.

Rompetori is a place where people sell second-hand good. Also, old vehicles on display.

In Hyvärilä, Sat-Sun 2-4 Aug. Lomatie 12, Nurmes.
Open: Fri 9-18, Sat 9-18, Sun 9-15
5€, children under 12 years free of charge.

Organiser Wanhat vehkeet ry

Drive in & Rock 16.-17.8

Drive-In & Rock is a unique event for lovers of rock n’ roll music, American cars and Drive-In movies. On an August weekend, the event brings together handsome cars and spectacular hairstyles in Nurmes. The weekend-long rock-inspired event has been held annually since 2013.

At Hyvärilä’s PielisAreena on Fri-Sat 16.-17 August at 10-15, Lomatie 11, Nurmes.

Pielisen valo 31.8.-1.9. from 12 to 12 

Come and experience true presence and unhurriedness in the midst of nature!

The event will include shamanism, mysticism, natural healers, saunas, vendors and craftsmen. There is also a programme for children! There will also be a special singles event. Tickets for the event are €10/ticket, under 16s free.


Maaseutuparlamentti 26-28.9.

The Rural Parliament is Finland’s largest festival of ideas. It is a social rural event for all those interested in the future development of rural areas and national rural policy. It is organised by local, regional and national actors in cooperation with the Rural Policy Council. The next event will take place in Nurmes on 26-28 September 2024.

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