Info about Pikkuprovinssi
Pikkuprovinssi is children’s own festival arranged by Children’s Cultural Centre Louhimo with a range of activities such as music, circus, dance and theatre. It is typically an annual event organised in May, but due to changing situations caused by the covid-19 pandemic the event has been modified several times. See up-to-date information on the Programme page.
Pikkuprovinssi’s traditional Band Event was organised for the first time in the spring of 1995 in Törnävänsaari, based on the idea of Jyrki Keskinen, who was supervising the band club in Törnävä School, to organise an event where all children could play together. The event was put on hold for a while in the beginning of the 21st century, but in 2007, Children’s Cultural Centre Louhimo and Seinäjoki Live Music Society SELMU began to organise Pikkuprovinssi again at Rytmikorjaamo. In 2017 the event returned back to Törnävänsaari Pavilion.
An average of ten bands from Louhimo’s operational area perform in the Pikkuprovinssi Band Event every year. During its history, the event has provided a stage for over 175 primary school bands and, at the same time, the first public performance experience for a great number of amateur musicians. Due to the exceptional situation during the past few years, the event has been organized online only. You can watch the band videos in Pikkuprovinssi’s YouTube channel.
Festival for the Whole Family
In 2017, the traditional Pikkuprovinssi Band Event grew into a full festival day for the whole family with the subsidy granted by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish Cultural Foundation’s South Ostrobothnia Fund. The festival programme was broadened from music to other arts. Free of charge, the festival invites children and families to join versatile art and cultural activities and to enjoy a relaxing day in the company of others. This is the third time the festival day takes place in Törnävänsaari. The programme of the past two years was organised in several parts during spring, summer and autumn. See up-to-date information on the Programme page.
Löytöretki is a trail in the nature conservation area of Törnävänsaari and Ruutipuisto intended for children and families. The idea emerged in spring 2021, when coronavirus pandemic prevented organisation of Pikkuprovinssi in its traditional form. The idea behind Löytöretki was to help visitors experience the familiar Pikkuprovinssi atmosphere in a covid19-safe way. Along the trail there are, among other things, decorations and community art works made by children, assignments and videos that can be watched with a QR code. Löytöretki can be experienced again in May 2022. See up-to-date information on the Programme page.