Photo: Magnus Heinmets. Visit Estonia
The Estonian summer is filled with amazing events, so there are also a fair share of exciting happenings for visitors of all ages around the area of Lake Peipus.
Tartu maakond, Alatskivi alevik
15.09.2018 - 15.09.2018
The tradition of home cafes has become a thing of honour in Estonia in recent years. The Peipus area and Onion Road have also taken up this tradition. In mid-September, the locals will open the doors to their lovely homes and offer the best recipes handed down from generation to generation. This is a day full of joy, good local food and different meetings with old friends and interesting local people.
25.08.2018 - 25.08.2018
Kallaste Fish & Onion Fair has become a traditional late summer event in Kallaste. Held on the last weekend in August every year, it attracts people not only from the local area but also from other parts of Estonia, and even abroad. A range of items are sold at the fair but the crowning gem among them is the famous onion grown on the fields by the Lake Peipus. In addition the fair itself there is a diverse cultural programme including handicraft workshops, traditional cooking, boat rides on Lake Peipus, children's shows and more. The festivities culminate in an evening dance and fireworks.
Jõgeva maakond, Tiheda küla
19.07.2019 - 20.07.2019
30.06.2018 - 07.07.2018
Lake Peipus Festival is a cultural landing ship which sails from the northern end to the south along the ports of Lake Peipus. Passengers will be able to see Lake Peipus in a more exciting way. The ships loaded with culture arrive at a new port every day during the festival and every day, different workshops, boat trips, and concerts will be carried out which introduce the cultural heritage and nature of Lake Peipus in addition to Estonian folk music. The catering at Lake Peipus Festival is provided by undertakings and people in the Peipus area. Guests can enjoy dishes, snacks, and drinks made from local raw materials. Come and try the tastes of Lake Peipus.
Jõgeva maakond, Avinurme alevik
23.06.2018 - 23.06.2018
The 13th Midsummer Fair will again take place in the village of Avinurme. One of the biggest country fairs in Estonia, it shines the spotlight on wood crafting. It traditionally includes markets, displays and exhibitions as well as a varied cultural programme. The evening of the fair involves a Midsummer bonfire and a village dance with live music.