What to do
There is always something going on in Pärnu. The summertime events calendar is packed, of course, but there's usually something going on throughout the year.
During Grillfest, for example, more than 300 restaurateurs hailing from all over Estonia flock to the city to offer guests delicious grilled dishes. During the Hanseatic Days, the town turns into a medieval trades fair, and local and international craftsmen show off their work and wares.
August Insomnia is a major arts festival attracting a lot of local interest. August is also the month for electronic music as fans come for the Sonic Boom Festival. Temporary art exhibitions and gallery openings are also organized in various spaces during the summer months.
But there is still a lot going on here well into autumn, including October's traditional beach race and restaurant week in November.