The first Friday evening and Saturday in July there is a carnival in downtown Närpes. The main street is blocked off and filled with happy visitors. There is a giddy atmosphere and something is always happening. Local talents as well artists from afar perform on stage. The vendors’ shouts about their fantastic goods can be heard from their stands. Grab the opportunity to buy fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from the world’s longest tomato table, while enjoying the atmosphere and a good meal!
There are a variety of events and exhibits going on in the downtown area. It is summer and the entire evening stays bright and nobody wants to go to bed. You don’t need to; the local restaurants keep their tent- and patio catering open until the wee hours of the night.