The Pride parade will have an impact on traffic arrangements in the Helsinki city centre on Saturday

Publication date 27.6.2024 14.24 | Published in English on 27.6.2024 at 14.43
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The Pride parade to be organised on Saturday, 29 June, will have an impact on traffic arrangements in the area of the Helsinki city centre. All other traffic will be rerouted from the parade route. Aviation will be restricted in Kaivopuisto.

The Helsinki Pride 2024 parade will take place on Saturday, 29 June 2024.

The Pride parade will have a significant impact on traffic in the area of the Helsinki city centre. All other traffic will be rerouted from the parade route.

Participants will gather on the Senate Square at 10 a.m., and the parade will start moving at noon. 
The parade route is Senate Square – Aleksanterinkatu – Mannerheimintie – Pohjoisesplanadi – Fabianinkatu – Eteläinen makasiinikatu – Kasarmikatu – Neitsytpolku– Kaivopuisto. 

The parade is estimated to end at 4 p.m.

The parade will affect other traffic especially around the Senate Square, in Mannerheimintie, and from Esplanadi to Kaivopuisto. Those headed for South Harbour or the Katajanokka Harbour are advised to drive via Sörnäinen and Pohjoisranta.

“The police will ensure the peaceful progress of the event and public order throughout the day,” says Superintendent Henri Helminen from the Helsinki Police Department. 

All Pride Week events and the parade on Saturday are organised by the Helsinki Pride Community association. The organiser has made traffic arrangements related to the event in collaboration with the City of Helsinki and the Helsinki Police Department. 

Updates on the event will be posted on

Aviation will be restricted in Kaivopuisto

In the center of Helsinki, there are three areas where aviation is permanently prohibited: Meilahti, Munkkiniemi, and Kruununhaka. 

Aviation will be restricted in the centre of Helsinki on Independence Day between 10 am and 10 pm. This restriction applies to both manned and unmanned aviation (drones). The temporary restriction zone will be established to safeguard the authorities’ aviation activities and the public events to be held in the area.

The authorities will have significant aviation activities in the area on Independence Day, and compliance with the restriction will be monitored closely. Any violations will be subject to a fine, and equipment may also be ordered forfeit to the State as an instrument of crime. We request professional and non-professional operators to understand the situation. No drones or other unmanned aerial vehicles can be operated in the area marked on the map.

These restrictions do not apply to the military, border guard, police, customs, maritime or aviation authorities, or rescue, paramedic or patient transport services, or their flight operations, when the fulfilment of the duties assigned to these authorities requires flight operations in the area. Furthermore, these restrictions do not apply to emergency air ambulance operations or flights that are based on an international obligation binding on Finland.

The police would like to remind every flight operator that they are obligated to comply with the flight restrictions in the area. More information about the restriction zones is available at and

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