Etiquette Jyväskylä


Join us to share a picnic dinner and enjoy the lovely summer feeling in Lounaispuisto!

We have built a dinner table for citizens to Lounaispuisto. Invite your friends, pack your food, grab your drinks and cutlery (as well as tablecloths). Come and enjoy a meal together under the sky of Jyväskylä. Let’s make this an unforgettable night together!

You can book a table for your group on the internet from 9pm on 17th June. Max 6 seats per reservation. There are altogether 200 seats available.

Arriving at the dinner

Dinner time 6:30-8:30pm

Please arrive with your group by 7:30pm. After this empty places will be given to surprise guests. Arrival at the dinner happens at Seminaarikatu, Minna Canthinkatu or Vapaudenkatu.

You will receive a reservation slip by email after the booking, which will be used as proof of a table reservation. Please have it available on your phone or in print. We will check the reservation slips if required.

Please do not leave booked tables empty. You can cancel your reservation through a link, which will be sent in confirmation message.

Seating order

Guests arriving first will sit at the end of the table, the following ones right next to them etc. Please fill all the benches without gaps in the order of arrival, so that everyone can fit at the tables. Each bench is for six people so please fill the places accordingly. If one of you is running late, please reserve a space for them among the rest of your group.


Parking space is limited near Lounaispuisto. Therefore we recommend arriving by foot, bicycle or public transport. Those arriving by taxi, please come from Seminaarikatu or Minna Canthinkatu.

Dress code

There is no dress code but dressing up is always fun. Please consider the weather and take something warm with you. The tables are not sheltered from rain, so having your own umbrella may just save the night.

Clealiness and powdering

Please consider the environment and keep the area nice for others. Take your own rubbish and left-over food away with you. For those a little lazier, we have some rubbish bins at both ends of the street.

Guests can powder their noses in restrooms of Lounaspuisto grill.

Surprise guests and safety

Surprise guests are welcome – if you act as their hosts and make space for them in your own reserved area. Unexpected guests you may politely turn away.