The Night of Black Lace / Friday 26/07

The Night of Black Lace

10 Whitefish soup for sale

In front of the city hall, Valtakatu 1. 

10:00–02:00 Night of Black Lace market

Market takes place from Old Rauma Market square to Savilankatu.

11:00–02:00 Dance of The Night of Black Lace

Courtyard of Narvi-Sähkö, Kauppakatu 5. A snack bar open during the event. Traditional dance music, country and rock music.

12:30–13:30 Sähköankerias (Children’s music)
14:00–15:00 UusiQ
15:30–16:30 Cactus Band
17:00–19:00 Feenix
19:30–20:30 Beatfox
21:00–22:30 Terässeiväs
23:00–01:00 Sekslaatio

12:00 Midday moment of music

The Church of the Holy Cross, Luostarinkatu 1. Folk song church

12:00 Live caricatures

Celebrity Gallery, by the Market square, Isokirkkokatu 7. Artist Teuvo Salminen draws caricatures in front of his gallery from 12 pm to late in the evening.

12:00–22:00 Handicrafts market

Kalatori square. Local artists and handcrafters sell their handmade products. The traditional handicrafts market has been held at Kalatori square for 30 years.

14:00 The fastest lacemaker competition

Staff cafeteria Kerttu Pruutmestarska, Kanalinranta 3 (courtyard of the city hall). Lacemakers compete to find out who makes the most lace in 30 minutes. Anyone who knows the basics of lacemaking can attend. Sign-ups starts at 13.00.

15:00–18:00 Night of Black Lace dance

Järjestötalo, Siikapolku 1. Dancing along Jussi Henttonen & tango singer Jaana Lammi. Tickets 10 €, incl. coffee.

15:30–00:30 Savilanpuisto soi!

Savilankatu. Free concert at Savilanpuisto park. Hostess Marjaana Savila.

15:30 Vanha Jengi
17:00 Peltone
18:30 Younghearted
20:00 Kasmir
21:30 Jannika B
23:00 Meiju Suvas & The Stonewalls

16:00 and 18:00 Laura & Kari duo

Kalatori square. Songs about sea and light music in the local Rauma dialect. Vocals – Laura Suominen, accompaniment – Kari Vuorisalo.

16:00–20:00 The Black Lace event at the Market square

Old Rauma Market square. Local music, poetry and dance performances.

16:00–20:00 Studio 1851 

Marela, Kauppakatu 24. The Pori-based “Studio 2851” specialised in historical photography techniques showcases silver gelatin portraits in the Night of Black Lace. Photoshoots take place at the Marela office, entrance from the courtyard side. The black and white photographs are handcrafted and taken with a folding camera. The day will include shooting portraits, couples and families. You can take your photo with you right away. The photoshoot session is approximately 15 minutes long. The price of the photoshoot session is 50 €. Book a photoshoot in advance at (only a limited number of sessions are available).

17:30–21:00 Historical fire guards keeping watch

Fire guards in historical costumes walk around in Old Rauma and protect the city from fires and lawbreakers. Nortamo-Seor association has revived this tradition of guarding for fires at night. Fire guards were protecting the wooden houses of Old Rauma from the 1600s to late the 1800s.

18:30 Football match, Lace Week special

Äijänsuo Sports Centre, Alsecco stadium, Nortamonkatu 23. Men’s football match (II division) Pallo-Iirot – Tampere United. Admission fee: children/students/seniors 5 €, adults 8 €. More information is available on Facebook: Pallo-Iirot.

18:30–20:00 Folk is Happening & Pihasoittajat concert

Kaupunginteatteri, Alfredinkatu 2. Folk rock concert. Two folk bands from the 60’s perform both old and new songs. Tickets 15€ available at Service Point Pyyrman (see opening hours Pyyrman), or at Rauma web shop.