Thank you to everyone who made the Helsinki Baltic Herring Market 2016 a great event!

Over 50,000 people visited the Helsinki Baltic Herring Market, held in Helsinki Market Square from 2 to 8 October. This year, the event was developed in an even more environmentally friendly direction, using the EcoCompass environmental system for organising events, developed by the City of Helsinki Environment Centre. The objectives set for 2016 were successfully achieved and after the event, the Helsinki Baltic Herring Market received the EcoCompass certificate.

The next Helsinki Baltic Herring Market is to be held from 1 to 7 October 2017. Next year’s Helsinki Baltic Herring Market will be a part of the Finland 100 Let’s eat together programme.

A tradition since 1743

The Helsinki Baltic Herring Market is one of the oldest ongoing event traditions in Finland, it has been held since 1743. Throughout the years, the Market has changed from a marketplace to a wider public event bringing together archipelago traditions and modern food culture.

The market is a part of Helsinki’s food culture strategy

Starting this year, the Baltic Herring Market will be organised by the City of Helsinki’s Wholesale Market, the city office also in charge of developing the city’s market squares and market halls, the Abattoir area, and Helsinki’s food culture strategy. For the past three decades, the Market was organised by the Port of Helsinki.

The aim of the Wholesale Market is to hold on to the tradition, and to support the livelihood of fishers. A new focus will be placed on widening the scope of the event into a celebration for all citizens.

See you in October 2017!


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