Welcome to the Helsinki Baltic Herring Market from 1 to 7 October 2017!

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

Last year over 50,000 people visited the Helsinki Baltic Herring Market, held in Helsinki Market Square from 2 to 8 October 2016. 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.

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 aim of the City of Helsinki 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.

The Helsinki Baltic Herring Market is organised by:

The Wholesale Market in cooperation with City Environment, Culture and Leisure Sectors, Helsinki Marketing and the Port of Helsinki. Additionally, the programme is hosted by the Baltic Sea Challenge, Harakka Nature Centre, Helsinki City Museum, Helsinki Helps, Kalatalouden Keskusliitto federation, Lapuan Kankurit, Mat Catering, Restaurant Salve and Vaelsa, Allas Sea Pool, Nordic Ocean Watch, HELtours, Wärtsilä, John Nurminen Foundation, Old Market Hall, and Rotary’s youth exchange program. The Herring Rowing is organised by Rotary clubs of Finlandia Hall, Hausjärvi–Riihimäki, Herttoniemi, Pasila and Vantaa Myyrmäki.