Umeå turns 400 years in 2022. The year-long celebration is managed as a project by Umeå municipality.
The city of Umeå turns 400 years old, which calls for a celebration! This is done by focusing towards the future, enhancing Umeå as a leading city for culture and sports, and by promoting the tourism sector.
The celebration will be a collaboration with other interested parties to make sure the year is a positive experience for everyone. The historical perspectice will of course be part of the celebration. The Umeå history can be promoted in detail, focusing on the importance of the surrounding river landscape.
The actual birthday
Umeå got its city rights in June 22, 1622. This is the day when we will celebrate with you all, by doing a celebratory program in the city center. Also in the summer, there will also be a city festival with lots of activities for citizens and visitors, young and old!