With every passing year the Pärnu Summer Cup becomes a bigger, more exciting and more important event on the international youth competition calendar. More than 100 teams take part, from Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Sweden and other countries.
The festival opens every year with a parade headed up by orchestras and dancing girls. They are followed by the youngsters taking part and their parents and other supporters. The teams dress in their colours and wave flags and banners. It's a memorable occasion for those taking part as well as onlookers.