The heart of Savitaipale is the marketplace. It is a popular port of call for those who appreciate good food and happy South Karelians. Depending on the season, one may purchase, among others, local products, strawberries, potatoes, fish, bread, souvenirs and handicrafts in the marketplace. The marketplace is most active in the summertime.
The highlight of the summer season is the annual ”Sapassi” week, which takes place in July. At that time, events are organised in the square, and the sales of summer delights and goods are brisk. Whether you are a culture vulture or a sports enthusiast, during this lively week you get to enjoy the great atmosphere and a huge variety of events organized at the marketplace and around town.
You will find the marketplace at the address Torikatu 10. Many of the key services are also located around or near the marketplace, including a grocery store, a mini market, a post office, a bank, an insurance company, a café and a restaurant.
There are also countless specialized shops and boutiques in Savitaipale. Some examples include a candle shop, a gift and ornament shop, an optical retail company, a flower shop, and a flea market.
There are also many artisans in the area crafting amazing products from e.g. textile, wood, stone and metals. In addition, there is a farmers’ market in Savitaipale. At the farmers’ market you will find a variety of local and organic products and other fresh produce, as well as souvenirs and crafts from the area. The farmers’ market is located in the shop “Puoti ja Patina”, in the address Koulutie 11.