Source: Magnus Heinmets
As leaves turn green and bees emerge from winter sleep, people across Estonia open their windows and hearts ready to welcome another beautiful and eventful summer ahead featuring a range of atmospheric concerts and bustling summer festivals. Follow the locals to some of the most beautiful wilderness locations in Estonia to enjoy a variety of classical, indie and Nordic folk music this summer.
Pärnu maakond, Lemsi küla
08.07.2016 - 10.07.2016
Annual festival dedicated to the traditional culture of the tiny Kihnu island. The programme features concerts, workshops, traditional Kihnu run and a fair where visitors can purchase some awesome patterns to show off back at home.
Põlva maakond, Värska alevik
06.08.2016 - 06.08.2016
Seto Kingdom Day is the annual gathering of the indigenous Seto people. This is a fun day of Seto music and dancing, culminating with the election of Peko, the Seto King.Read more
Saare maakond, Mustjala küla
14.07.2016 - 16.07.2016
Classical music festival invites visitors to the breathtaking virgin nature of Estonia’s largest island of Saaremaa. Concerts take place in churches, the picturesque Tagaranna fishing village, Loona and Pidula manors and Ninase holiday village.
Ida-Viru maakond, Toila alevik
27.08.2016 - 27.08.2016
The night of ancient lights sees the Baltic Sea coast covered in lights to celebrate the unity of the regional coastal nations. To celebrate this old Nordic tradition, a range of fire sculptures are lit up at the scenic northern Estonian coastal town of Toila at 21.30 pm.Read more
17.06.2016 - 23.06.2016
Witness Estonia's famous white night at this Midsummers Eve celebration, where you can listen to traditional Estonian music and take part in afternoon workshops. For many years the most anticipated event of the festival programme has been the sunrise concert on Hüpassaare bog island, which takes place at 3.00 am on 23 June.
Pärnu maakond, Kabli küla
01.07.2016 - 31.07.2016
Join in on a genuine Estonian village party at this traditional culture festival held in the small beach town of Kabli. The festival programme focuses on jazz, elegant salon evenings, literary and film events.Read more
Põlva maakond, Põlva linn
05.08.2016 - 06.08.2016
Intsikurmu Music Festival invites indie music lovers to rediscover their roots in the nature. Charged with incredible ancient energy, the festival is held under tall trees of southern Estonia, proving as pleasant to the eye as to the ear. The weekend programme features top notch local acts and cool video installations.Read more
Lääne-Viru maakond, Käsmu küla
12.08.2016 - 14.08.2016
The picturesque northern Estonian fishermen village of Käsmu puts on a dense and exciting programme of wonderful musical moments in a relaxing atmosphere. Here you can enjoy the best of Nordic folk music, with the headliners each year including the best of local and Scandinavian folk musicians. Moreover, visitors are welcome to participate in poetry nights and learn about the culture and nature of the area through video installations. In addition to great music, the festival boasts outdoor cafés, ice cream stands and a childrens' play area.Read more
Pärnu maakond, Kilingi-Nõmme linn
02.07.2016 - 02.07.2016
Chilled out and family friendly indie music festival in a cute southern Estonian small town of Kilingi-Nõmme draws in a mixed crowd of music lovers. The festival is best know for introducing the up and coming new bands and established local artists, with the bonus of a range of international acts. Headliners will be announced closer to the festival date.
Valga maakond, Lutike küla
05.08.2016 - 06.08.2016
The Leigo Lake Music Festival is a perfect example of how to unite nature and music to create a truly memorable concert experience. Concerts on a variety of stages showcase music from classical to rock, with the summer's evening culminating in a Leigo-style firework display.Read more