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.
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 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.
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more