The Tricity can successfully compete with well-known cities in terms of culture and entertainment. Aside from theatres, multiplex cinemas, music clubs and museums, which are open all year long, the cities offer a plethora of important festivals and cultural events. Many of them are held outdoors and do not require an admission fee.
In Gdynia thousands of people are attracted to the concerts on Downtown Beach and in Kosciuszko Square, to the parades along Swietojanska Street as well as to the family picnics. Very popular are also the frequent open-air artistic events held on the lower terrace of Kolibki Park. Every week people can choose from a wide range of free lectures delivered by historians, architects, writers and artists. These events are usually organised by city institutions, companies and non-profit organisations.
The Tricity offers a variety of sport and recreation opportunities. It regularly hosts world-wide known regattas and is an excellent place for water sports.