TOP 10 events this summer

TOP 10 events this summer

Source: Lembit Michelson

If you still need an excuse for spending your summer holiday in Estonia, then check out this list of events pulling the crowds over the next couple of months. Largest summer events and festivals feature everything from things to do in Tallinn, world’s best rally drivers racing on dusty village roads, to opera on a medieval island.


World Masters Orienteering Championship

Harju maakond, Kesklinna linnaosa

05.08.2016 - 14.08.2016

Approximately 4,000 participants are going to participate in the five days of competition and two days of training taking place at some of Tallinn’s most scenic location - Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Tallinn Old Town - and in the wilderness of Kõrvemaa Nature Reserve.


Pärnu Music Festival. Järvi Academy

Pärnu maakond, Pärnu

11.07.2016 - 17.08.2017

Pärnu Music Festival in one of the most esteemed classical music festivals in Estonia and gathering momentum among reputable orchestra festivals in the whole Europe. The festival of 2016 is special due to the involvement of three world­ famous Järvi family members – Paavo Järvi, Neeme Järvi, as well as Kristjan Järvi are all conducting at the festival. The renowned violinist Viktoria Mullova is taking the stage as a soloist, performing Sibelius' violin concerto.


Tallinn Maritime Days

Harju maakond, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa

15.07.2017 - 18.07.2017

Free marine festival for the whole family, the festival celebrating Tallinn's extensive coastline features events related to nautical life and the port. Here you will have the opportunity to explore various large vessels, enjoy concerts and partake in sailing trips. The programme highlights include a yacht race, shows and other nautical entertainment for locals and guests of Estonia.

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SiS IRONMAN 70.3 Otepää presented by Ferroline Group

Throughout Estonia

05.08.2016 - 07.08.2016

This is the only IRONMAN race and biggest triathlon festival in Baltic countries, which includes also Grüne Fee IRONKIDS, charity run and an entertainment programme. Thousands of competitors, spectators and volunteers are expected to appear at the race taking place mainly in the 900-year-old town of Otepää, known for it's hilly landscape and greenery.


Saaremaa Opera Days

Saare maakond, Kuressaare

15.07.2017 - 22.07.2017

Established opera festival taking place in the courtyard of the medieval Episcopal Castle in Kuressaare, the capital of Saaremaa island. Festival highlights include Bizet’s “Pearl Fisher”, Verdi’s “Otello” and Szymanowski’s “King Roger”. Visitors can also enjoy the premiere of “Swan-bone City” by local opera composer Ülo Krigul.

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auto24 Rally Estonia

Throughout Estonia

15.07.2016 - 17.07.2016

An auto-sport and entertainment event for the whole family is an official round of FIA European Rally Championship. The leaders of the European rally will compete in the category of historic cars as well as modern rally cars in Tartu and on the gravel roads of South Estonia. There will be over 30,000 spectators from about 20 countries and the televised rally will reach 20 million viewers.


Weekend Festival Baltic

Pärnu maakond, Pärnu

03.08.2017 - 05.08.2017

Largest electronic dance music event in the Nordic countries takes over the popular Pärnu beach for a weekend in August. Headliners in 2016 include AVICII, Afrojack, Axwell & Ingrosso, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Knife Party, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki and Tiesto.

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Last updated : 03.03.2017
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