Last Sunday we went to Arne Alligator’s concert, which was far from free, but heaps of fun. Our son danced until his legs buckled under him and our daughter has been talking for days now about how she got to give a hug to Arne as well. Even from an adult point of view, they put on a good show and I felt like joining the dancing kids (but restrained myself). All of this made me think of the free but fun concerts the summer typically comes with.
Fortunatelly not all concerts cost, so that everyone gets to enjoy music: there are various festivals and events for kids that often include some kids bands, but there is also some opportunities more in the adult taste: for example the concert organised by Radio Aalto on Helsinki day on June 12th featuring quite a few known Finnish bands and singers. It may pay off checking out the programme for the Helsinki Day even for other opportunities, when it is released. Another annual free festival with a lot of free programme is the World Village festival on May 24-25th. The Alpine Park (Alppipuisto) and the Espa Stage have also the previous summers had loads on the offer! Especially before kids, we also did on more than one occasion go to the Kaisaniemi park with our picnic and friends, and enjoyed the lovely background music of some of the “good but not great enough for me to pay to full ticket price” performers… Oh yes, I am in the summer mood as the snow is almost gone (again) and the sun is shining!