Musical escape in Estonia

Source: Marek Metslaid

Musical escape in Estonia

Proximity to nature brings these festivals to life.

In Estonia, you can attend some of Northern Europe's biggest classical, rock, opera, folk and electronic dance music events while being immersed in serene landscapes. Dance the nights away under the midnight sun and feel the rhythm along sandy beaches and in magical forests. Estonia is buzzing with parties all summer long, so don't hesitate to get out and explore. Let this be your guide to 2017's best festivals.

I Land Sound

Leave your worries behind and take a ferry ride to three days of art, electronic music and sea breeze. Get a taste of life on Estonia's largest island - Saaremaa. July 13th – 15th

Unique island opera house 

During Saaremaa Opera Days, a concert house is erected in the courtyard of the 13th century Episcopal castle. 

Photo by: G Laak

Saaremaa Opera Days

Enjoy the greatest international opera hits in the courtyard of a 13th century castle in the island capital Kuressaare. July 15th – 22nd

Viljandi Folk Music Festival

From the hills of the castle ruins, listen to Estonian folk music while overlooking Lake Viljandi. Get to know the southern town and epicentre of traditional culture. July 27th – 30th

Weekend Festival Baltic

The world's top DJs play on the white sand beach of Pärnu, Estonia's summer capital, at the largest electronic dance music event in the Nordic countries. August 3rd – 5th

Marriage of music and nature 

Artists perform on a stage situated on an island in Lake Leigo. 

Photo by: Visit Estonia 

Leigo Lake Music Festival

A variety of performers appear to float on water among candles and fireworks in an audio-visual spectacle in the South Estonian countryside. August 4th – 5th


From just one of the festival's venues on Naissaar, off the coast of Tallinn, you can see the city's skyline. September concerts celebrate Arvo Pärt, the most performed living composer. May – September

Don't forget the tasty food festivals as well, happening throughout summer and early autumn. 

Last updated : 14.03.2018

In category: Tallinn, South Estonia, Islands, Food & Drink & Nightlife