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Iloa & valoa in Savilahti -event

Saturday, 8 September, 2018 - 14:00
Free of charge
Several locations - University lakeshore, Savisaari island, Varikko, Viestikatu

An outdoor movie night in a dusky early autumn evening. Having a picnic with a relaxing music at Savilahti lakeshore. A mysterious visit to the caves in Savilahti. All this and a lot of more! Iloa ja valoa in Savilahti is a new outdoor event that takes place in Savilahti on 8th of September at 2 pm – 10 pm. The event is free of charge and open for everyone. The theme of the event is joy and light!


The program includes exploring the caves, workshops for the whole family, light art, bands, parkour, geocaching, nature walk in Savisaari, architecture walk, picnic, street art and lots more. The evening culminates to outdoor movie Mamma Mia! – Here we go again. Everyone has been welcomed to create the program and it has been made together with different actors. Together we´ll create a luminous Savilahti spirit!

Locations and event times

The event takes place in several locations.  A street train runs a route: Kuopio market place – University lakeshore – Varikko – University lakeshore –  Kuopio marketplace. The street train is free of charge. There is a boat connection to Savisaari Island from the university lakeshore. It is also easy to bike and walk in Savilahti. There are a limit number of parking places for cars.
YLIOPISTONRANTA (University lakeshore)
2 pm – 10 pm, address: Yliopistonranta 1, free of charge

Workshops, fishing, parkour, building huts, street musicians, Simo the sauna container, a common picnic, bands, fire show and an outdoor movie! Workshops and other locations are open from 2 pm to 10 pm (some of them open until 6 pm)

At 4 pm Bands
At 8 pm Fire show, Toni Valta
At 8.15 pm Mamma Mia! – Here we go again, an outdoor movie
SAVISAARI (Savisaari island)
At 2 pm – 6 pm, Koivula, address: Savisaarentie 1, free of charge, except a little sauna fee

Geocaching, sauna, pop up -restaurant
At 2 pm Nature walk in Savisaari (starts in the yard of Savisaari´s former garden)
At 2 pm – 6 pm, address: Neulaniementie 6, supervised, free of charge

Savilahti-project and SALLI (Savilahti´s infrastructure planning and building)
Architecture walk

Starting at 2 pm underpass, Viestikatu, free of charge
Street Art Association Urbaani leaves again its unique mark on the environment – come to see when underpass gets a new look!

You are warmly welcome to spend a day full of joy and light in Savilahti!

Savonia UAS

Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.