Source: Kaupo Kikkas
Wintertime events in Estonia range from the classic to the quirky. Wander the stalls of the Tallinn Christmas Market while sipping a hot mulled wine, travel to Estonia’s winter capital, Otepää, to participate in a sauna marathon and much more. Bundle up and get ready to enjoy this enchanting season!
17.02.2017 - 19.02.2017
Otepää World Cup in cross-country skiing is taking place for the 14th time this year and it attracts friends of winter sports to the winter capital Otepää from 18– 19 February 2017, so they could take part in the largest winter sports event in Estonia. On Saturday, 18 February, the sprint in free technique will take place. On Sunday, 19 February, one of the Estonians' favourites, women's 10 km and men's 15 km mass start in classic technique, which includes the legendary Tehvandi ascent, will take place. The World Cup traditionally begins on Friday night at the Tehvandi Sports Centre stadium, where a ski show and a sprint competition of the maintenance teams will be held.
25.02.2017 - 26.02.2017
The Tartu Marathon is the best known and most popular skiing event of its kind in Estonia. It is held every year on the third Sunday in February and forms part of the international Worldloppet and Estonian Estoloppet cross-country series. The full marathon course through Tartu and Valga counties covers a distance of 63 km, with the shorter route covering 31 km. The marathon is traditionally contested in classic style. Its rules comply with the competition regulations of both the FIS (International Ski Federation) and the ESL (Estonian Ski Association).
04.03.2017 - 12.03.2017
The strength of Pärnu is its several stop-quality spas and water parks. Now, people living in Pärnu and those just visiting it, can visit these on favourable conditions and be a part of the constantly developing spa culture. Spa Week is a logical continuation to Restaurant Week and Cafe Week. This event will have a separate website where it is possible to purchase exciting offers from various spas – the goal is to make the choice as easy as possible. Other businesses will also join Spa Week: cafes, restaurants, etc.
Tartu maakond, Tartu
21.03.2017 - 25.03.2017
World Film Festival is an event dedicated to documentary cinema. The festival develops interest towards anthropological, analytical approach to cultures and societies, welcoming film entries from all over the world. Our film program turns attention to cultural exchange as well as cultural representations of everyday life across the world.
Harju maakond, Kesklinna linnaosa
27.03.2017 - 02.04.2017
Tallinn Music Week (TMW) is one of the biggest indoor music festivals in the Baltic and Nordic region that presents a line-up of around 200 artists from Estonia and abroad, representing various musical genres. The number of Festival participants from Estonia and elsewhere reaches 25,000. In addition to the main programme of the Festival that takes place in the most important clubs and concert venues of Tallinn, you can also explore the lesser known parts of town during the Tallinn Music Week. Across Tallinn, City Stage concerts take place; you can also participate in the discussion series TMW Talks, the restaurant festival TMW Tastes, the contemporary art programme TMW Arts and the artisan beer festival Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend.