Arts & Culture

Why You Should Run Away With A Finnish Circus

By , August 20th, 2014

Have you ever dreamed of running away to join a circus? The romance of the by-gone days of striped tents and acrobatic tricks will come alive at the Circus Ruska Festival in Tampere, Finland, just two hours from the Finnish capitol of Helsinki by car.

Circus Festival Finland

The 10th anniversary of the circus festival is taking place from August 27th till September 7th when five striped tents will be showcasing circus talent from across the world, including everything from acrobatics and aeriel stunts to juggling and feats of flexibility. The festival has some free performances as well as opportunities to learn circus tricks from the pros. Who knows–maybe you’ll exhibit some extraordinary talent and be recruited for a career under the sparkling big top lights!

Booking tickets in advance is definitely encouraged as the festival is extremely popular in Finland. The biggest draw of the whole festival is several performances from the traditional, family run Sirkus Finlandia.

  • Where: Tampere, Finland
  • When: August 27- September 7
  • Who: Circus Ruska Festival
  • What: 10th Anniversary of the circus festival
  • Why: Free performances offered, you can learn circus tricks, acts by the infamous Sirkus Finlandia — AND it’s in Finland!