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Puumala Event Calendar

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Events in Puumala

Please note – information of these events may change, always check the organizer of the event for the latest information.

 

Things to do, see and taste, items and events:

The Puumala info is open on weekdays from 9 am to 3 pm. Puumala souvenirs, books and cards. Puumala Municipality Hall, Tourist Information, Keskustie 14.

Kino Saimaa – all movies in Puumala can be found at this link! School auditorium, Kirkkotie 3.

Lasiruusu glass workshop and sales exhibition open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, Niementie 1.

Koskenselä Holiday Village frisbee golf & nature trail. Koskenseläntie 98. www.koskenselka.fi

Restaurant Hovi is open daily. Lunch on weekdays from 11 am to 3 pm. Welcome to eat and enjoy! Keskustie 12. https://www.ravintolahovi.com/

Sahanlahti Pajapirtti open as a seal on Sat 8.1. until 1 pm-6pm (serving ends at 5pm). Welcome! Lietvedentie 830. Read more, including open fire dinners coming: https://sahanlahtiresort.fi/avotuliravintola-pajapirtti/

Puumalan Poiju restaurant open Tue-Sat 11-16. Satamatie 5. https://puumalanpoiju.fi/

Reko Puumala local food sales every second week on Sat 12-12:30. Local products directly from local producers to customers by pre-order. In the “Puolukkatori” square in front of the municipality hall, Keskustie 14. Orders and more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3040546739296892/

Liehtalanniemi museum estate courtyard and nature trail open to visitors. Ylössaarentie 205.

Hanhiniityn Paja blacksmith’s workshop open by appointment. Forging courses also available. Ylössaarentie 84.

Saimaa Canoeing – Canoe Saimaa all year round! Guided tours and independent kayaking holidays. Ylössaarentie 84. Tel. 050 548 7653 www.saimaacanoeing.fi

 

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Activities, Sightseeing, and Tasting – Interesting Places and Events:

  • Puumala Shop: Open on weekdays from 9 am to 3 pm. Offers Puumala products, books, cards, maps, and information at Puumala Municipal Hall, Matkailuinfo, Keskustie 14.
  • Kino Saimaa: Check out latest Finnish & international movies, Kirkkotie 3 (Puumalan yhtenäiskoulu – school auditorium).
  • Lasiruusu Glass Workshop: Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, Niementie 1.
  • Restaurant Hovi: Open daily, with lunch on weekdays from 11 am to 3 pm, à la carte menu, and bingo on Friday evenings and karaoke on Saturdays. Welcome to eat and enjoy at Keskustie 12. www.ravintolahovi.com
  • Restaurant Koskivahti Local Breakfast: Served in the most beautiful Saimaa landscapes on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 11 am. Bistro menu from Wednesday to Friday, 5 pm to 9 pm, and Saturdays, 12 pm to 9 pm. More details: www.sahanlahtiresort.fi
  • Open Fire Restaurant Pajapirtti in Sahanlahti: Serving during winter holidays and weekends. www.sahanlahtiresort.fi
  • Puumalan Poiju: Open from Thursday to Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm (closed from December 17 to January 11). Satamatie 5. www.puumalanpoiju.fi
  • Virran Restaurant Pub Quiz: Fridays at 7 pm, Härkösentie 4.
  • Pistohiekka Restaurant: Open on weekends and by reservation in the beautiful Lietvesi surroundings. www.pistohiekka.fi
  • Reko Puumala Local Food Market: Every other Saturday from 12 pm to 12:30 pm. Local products directly from producers with pre-orders. At the Puolukkatori Square in front of the municipal hall, Keskustie 14. Orders, dates, and more information in the Facebook group “Reko Puumala”.
  • Saimas Spinnery: Wool spinnery store Open on weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm. Spinning mill tours available for groups. Koskenseläntie 3. saimasspinnery.com
  • Hanhiniityn Paja: Blacksmith’s workshop and store open by appointment. Blacksmith courses available. Ylössaarentie 84. www.hanhiniitty.fi
  • Puumala Craftsmen’s Craft Shop: Open from December 1 to December 31, 2023, on weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, Keskustie 21.
  • Puumala Krimskrams Flea Market: Keskustie 17.
  • Saimaa Canoeing: Paddle around Saimaa all year round! Guided tours, routes, equipment rental and self-guided canoeing holidays. Ylössaarentie 84. www.saimaacanoeing.fi
  • Guide Tiina’s Tours on Saimaa: Explore the wonders of nature with Guide-Tiina. www.spiritguidesaimaa.com
  • Lakeland GTE Program Services on Saimaa: Year-round sustainable nature activities! Try ice floating, take an electric scooter ride, or cruise comfortably on an eco-boat. LakelandGTE

Wintertime Tips:

  • Enjoy a nature hike on the Norppapolku trail, walking or snowshoeing in the snow.
  • Observe the peaceful winter lake scenery and have a picnic at the Norppalaavu (shelter) fireplace.
  • Experience ice floating in a warm drysuit on steaming Lake Saimaa.
  • Watch glassmaking at Lasiruusu and shop in the village stores.
  • Visit Saimas Spinnery’s factory store for craft inspiration.
  • Enjoy local food in Puumala’s restaurants and sauna experiences by Lake Saimaa in the evening.

2024 Events

  • Monday, January 1: 2:00 pm – Kino Saimaa movie
  • Monday, January 1: 4:00 pm – Kino Saimaa movie
  • Thursday, January 4: 3:00 pm – Kino Saimaa movie
  • Thursday, January 4: 5:00 pm – Kino Saimaa movie
  • Saturday, January 6: 12-8 pm – BBQ at Pajapirtti – Smoke & Open Fire in Sahanlahti
  • Saturday, January 27: 7:00 pm – Lapland to Saimaa Dinner at Pajapirtti
  • Saturday, February 17: 12-3 pm – Blini Brunch at Restaurant Koskivahdin
  • Saturday, February 24: 12-6 pm – Community Sauna Day at Sahanlahti
  • Saturday, February 24: 12-3 pm – Blini Brunch at Restaurant Koskivahdin
  • Saturday, March 9: 10 am – 3 pm – Spring Yoga Day at Metsäsydän
  • Saturday, March 9: 7:00 pm – Raclette Dinner at Pajapirtti
  • Saturday, March 16: 7:00 pm – Raclette Dinner at Pajapirtti
  • Saturday, March 16: Maria Market Day in Puumala centre
  • Wednesday, March 20: 6:00 pm – Joensuu City Theatre presents Anja’s Almost Excellent Life
  • Friday to Sunday, March 22-24: Winter Canoeing Courses by Saimaa Canoeing
  • Saturday, March 23: 7:00 pm – Raclette Dinner at Pajapirtti
  • Friday to Monday, March 26-29: Civic College Spring Exhibition at the Municipal Hall. Open on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm and on weekends from 10 am to 2 pm. Keskustie 14.
  • Friday to Sunday, March 29-31: Winter Canoeing Courses by Saimaa Canoeing
  • Friday, March 29: 7:00 pm – Raclette Dinner at Pajapirtti
  • Saturday, April 6: 10 am – 3 pm – Spring Yoga Day at Metsäsydän
  • Saturday, April 13: Ice Canoeing Trip by Saimaa Canoeing
  • Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28: Ice Canoeing Trip by Saimaa Canoeing
  • Tuesday, April 30: 6:00 pm – Wappu (1st of May) celebration at Norppa Park. Organized by Puumala Daycare.
  • Tuesday, April 30: Wappu (1st of May) Canoeing by Saimaa Canoeing
  • Saturday, May 4: 10 am – 3 pm – Spring Yoga Day at Metsäsydän
  • Saturday, May 18: Puumala Archipelago Route Cycling Season Opening, Norppa II Bike Ferry’s first departure
  • Friday and Saturday, June 7-8: Kairacross Saimaa at Pistohiekka
  • Saturday, June 8: Summer Opening event and Puumalansalmi Speaks Seminar at the harbor.
  • Saturday, June 8: 9 am – 2 pm – Flea Market at the bus station, Keskustie 21.
  • Saturday, June 15: Veera Market Day at the harbor
  • Tuesday, June 25: Hanhiniitty Paja’s Blacksmith Course
  • Friday and Saturday, June 28-29: Saimaa Cycle Tour and Saimas Spinning Tour in Puumala
  • Friday to Sunday, June 28-30: Hanhiniitty Paja’s Chef’s Knife Course
  • Saturday, June 29: Great Saimaa Tour. Organized by Mikkelin Mobilistit.
  • Saturday, June 29: 9 am – 2 pm – Flea Market at the bus station, Keskustie 21.
  • Monday, July 1 to Friday, July 5: Puumala Soccer Camp for children
  • Tuesday, July 2 to Saturday, August 31: Hanhiniitty Paja’s Smithy Sales Gallery open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Ylössaarentie 84.
  • Saturday, July 6: Puumala Archipelago Day
  • Friday to Sunday, July 12-14: Beach Party “Rantakekkerit” at Sahanlahti Resort
  • Saturday, July 20: 9 am – 2 pm – Flea Market at the bus station, Keskustie 21.
  • Saturday, July 27: Jaakkomarkkinat Market Day in Puumala
  • Thursday to Saturday, August 1-3: Siltakemmakat festival
  • Tuesday, August 6: Hanhiniitty Paja’s Blacksmith Course
  • Friday to Saturday, August 9-10: Hayride Jamboree in Pistohiekka
  • Saturday, August 10: 9 am – 2 pm – Flea Market at the bus station, Keskustie 21.
  • Tuesday, August 13: Hanhiniitty Paja’s Blacksmith Course
  • Saturday, August 17: Kirjakemmakat (Literature event)
  • Saturday, August 24: Saimaa Swimrun

Any questions?
Don’t hesitate to ask for more information:
visit@puumala.fi

See you in Puumala!
www.visitpuumala.fi

Note: Subject to change. For more information, always contact the specific event organizer.

 

 


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