Sail to these TOP events in Estonia

Sail to these TOP events in Estonia

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One of the best ways to organize your sailing in Estonia is by its events. This gives you the perfect mix of Estonia’s culture, people and nature. Estonia is famous for its beautiful coastline, comfortable marinas and variety of events. Now we are bringing you a pick of the culture events that you can practically sail into and access by your own boat. Start planning your navigation today.

Tuulekala (Wind Fish) Festival

Hiiu maakond, Orjaku küla

27.05.2017 - 26.05.2018

Tuulekala Festival will bring together all those who are constantly facing the sea and those who appreciate good food, dancing, and the stories of fishermen. Guests of the festival can see trolley rigs set up for garfish, select the best dish made from fish, and see who was the most successul fisher. The evening will end with dancing as the band "Untsakad" will perform. The garfish, whom the people of Hiiumaa call the fish of wind, is an expected guest as each year, with the southwest winds of the spring, it comes here for a short month from the Atlantic to spawn. Its long jaws and green bones make it one of the most unique fish to catch from the Baltic Sea. The arrival of the garfish in Hiiumaa is an event on its own and locals start talking about it at the beginning of May, or earlier.  

Sõru Jazz

Throughout Estonia

16.06.2016 - 18.06.2017

Sõru Jazz is a summer jazz-music festival with a cosy atmosphere, and it brings a number of well-known and acknowledged Estonian musicians to Hiiumaa. In addition to good music and company, Hiiumaa itself is an asset with its beautiful ports and lovely people, all of which has become the phenomenon of Sõru Jazz. Hiiumaa has, without a doubt, the best wind, sea, and sun in Estonia – if the weather is nice, you can enjoy the concerts outside, on the grass. Access by boat: Sail to Sõru Harbour

Juu Jääb Festival

Saare maakond, Hellamaa küla

05.07.2018 - 15.07.2018

The Juu Jääb Festival is shaped by its audience. Juu Jääb offers its audience the joy of music and nature, an opportunity to spend time with old and new friends, to sing along and dance – in other words, to enjoy getting caught in the moment. Juu Jääb brings together many diverse artists and personalities, each of whom has a story to tell. Access by boat: Sail to Lõunaranna Harbor in Muhu

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Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival

Pärnu maakond, Pärnu

02.07.2018 - 15.07.2018

Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival is the oldest film celebration in the Baltic countries, taking place for the 31st time. One of the main themes of the festival has always been the survival of indigenous people and their culture. You are welcome to join the festival and hang out with friendly filmmakers from around the corner and abroad. In case you arrive a few days earlier, you can take part in the Pärnu Hanseatic Day that fill the whole town with festival spirit. Access by boat: Sail to Pärnu Yacht Club Marina:

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Kihnu Sea Party

Throughout Estonia

07.07.2017 - 09.07.2017

The Kihnu Sea Party is a festival dedicated to the fishermen's day and the culture of Kihnu and it has a diverse programme. There are concerts, workshops, the traditional Kihnu run, fair ground waiting for sellers and buyers and the museum welcomes everyone. Come and see the island and visit the festival! Access by boat: Sail to Kihnu Harbour

Tallinn Maritime Days 2017

Harju maakond, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa

13.07.2018 - 15.07.2018

Tallinn Maritime Days is the largest free marine festival for families that combines events related to nautical life and the port, a conference for tourism and maritime professionals, opportunities to explore various large foreign vessels, concerts, sailing trips, Tallinn Race for yachts, water attractions, shows and other nautical entertainment for the inhabitants and guests of Tallinn. Access by boat: Sail to any of these marinas in Tallinn to explore the capital of Estonia:

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Mustjala Festival

Throughout Estonia

27.07.2017 - 30.07.2017

The Mustjala Festival with its long traditions invites music fans to Saaremaa – a place with breathtaking virgin nature that is perfect for holidaying and enjoying art. Performers include recognised Estonian musicians and brilliant guests from abroad. Concerts take place in churches, the picturesque Tagaranna fishing village, Loona and Pidula manors, Ninase holiday village; sometimes also at unexpected venues. Access by boat: Sail to Kuressaare City Harbour and then take a bus to Mustjala or rent a car

Bluesfest "Augustibluus"

Lääne maakond, Haapsalu

03.08.2018 - 05.08.2018

Augustibluus continues to attract with its absolutely positive atmosphere turning the small town of Haapsalu into a musical paradise. It is a must for everyone who loves good music. The main stage is nestled in the beautiful surroundings of the ancient Episcopal Castle. The daily program offers workshops, exhibitions and traditional acoustic concerts in the old railway station. Access by boat: Sail to one of these marinas in Haapsalu

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Kuressaare Maritime Festival

Saare maakond, Kuressaare

09.08.2018 - 11.08.2018

Estonians know that the heart of the Estonian sea beats in Saaremaa. The Maritime Festival is based on the small Baltic Sea and highlights the long voyages and explorations of Estonians and the trips across the ocean by the Saaremaa seamen.  You can watch the traditional marine festival regatta and demonstrations of different vessels in the yacht marina. Kids can have fun at the Kuressaare beach and park. The Marine Festival also includes the handicraft and haakrik fair at Tori inlet. Access by boat: Sail to Kuressaare City Harbour

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Hiiu maakond, Kõrgessaare alevik

13.08.2016 - 11.08.2018

Flounderfest is a festival for the whole family and it aims to introduce the traditions of the area and local fishers, offer traditional meals, and possibilities for purchasing fresh fish. Historically, Kõrgessaare has been a region of the fishing industry and fishermen and during the festival, it is possible to get to know the local life. The event is free for everybody and the place can be accessed by boat. At the event, it is also possible to go seafaring.

RuhnuRahu (RuhnuPeace)

Saare maakond, Ruhnu küla

18.08.2017 - 20.08.2017

RuhnuRahu (RuhnuPeace) is the smallest culture festival in Estonia, which combines music, art, film, theatre, nature, and good company to say farewell to the summer. The festival programme includes movies, fine musicians and DJs, local food and coffee from far away, communal work for the island, trips on the old boat Runbjarn, excursions of nature and culture, children's workshops, discussions, and other inspirational elements that cannot be found anywhere else.  Access by boat: Sail to Ringsu Port in Ruhnu

Last updated : 11.12.2017

In category: West Estonia, Islands, Activities & Adventure

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