Source: Lembit Michelson
If you still need an excuse to spend your summer holiday in Estonia, then check out this list of sports events, festivals and concerts. From opera on a medieval island to the biggest electronic dance musicians on the beach, these events are for the summertime lovers.
Harju maakond, Kesklinna linnaosa
08.09.2017 - 10.09.2017
The Tallinn Marathon has won a sure place in the competition calendar of runners and has become an attractive destination for running tourists looking for new experiences. About 20 000 running enthusiasts from 54 different countries participated in the 2016 event. As a tradition, the marathon will take place in every second Sunday of September, this year 10th of September, and the participants will have a choice to run either a marathon (42,195 km) or half-marathon (21,1 km). 10 km and Mesikäpp Children races will take place a day eariler, on Saturday 9th of September. All walkers and Nordic walkers are also welcome to attend the 10 km race. Make sure to attend or come support Nike Run for youth, which will take place a Friday evening, 8th of September. We wish you pleasant running experiences in the capital of Estonia!
Saare maakond, Kuressaare
04.09.2017 - 10.09.2017
Great local flavours are mixed together at the Saaremaa Food Festival, which takes place in September. The event brings great food closer to local residents and introduces the food culture of the county to a wider public. Locals and naturally all our visitors are welcome to participate in the fascinating programme that lasts for a week.
Tartu maakond, Tartu
07.08.2017 - 12.08.2017
tARTuFF is a unique outdoor film festival taking place in the second biggest city in Estonia - Tartu. Located in the heart of the Old Town, the festival screens a diverse selection of genre and documentary films, focusing on the many facets of love. All films are screened free of charge. The screenings are accompanied by daily lectures and family friendly special events. With its cosy midsummer atmosphere and the biggest open air cinema in the Baltics, tARTuFF has grown to be one of the most beloved summer festivals in Estonia. Welcome to tARTuFF!
Pärnu maakond, Samliku küla
04.08.2017 - 06.08.2017
Kukemuru Ambient Festival’s original idea was born in 2013 and the first event was held the same year in August. “More sounds, less music” – Kukemuru Ambient Festival’s main idea is to present ambient-culture (music, visual aspect) in a natural environment and thereby to create organic coherence between modern culture and nature. Event’s important keywords are high quality sound, tasty food, pleasant atmosphere, closeness to nature, environmental friendliness, exciting choice of performers and cognizant audience.
Valga maakond, Lutike küla
04.08.2017 - 05.08.2017
The Leigo Lake Music Festival is a perfect example of how to bring together nature and music to create unique and truly memorable experiences. Concerts on a variety of stages showcase music from classical to rock, with the summer's evening culminating in a Leigo-style display of fireworks - both traditional and of the floating tea light variety. The performances and the venue both add to one another to create something very special.
03.08.2017 - 05.08.2017
Largest electronic dance music event in the Nordic countries! Pärnu’s beach offers a unique kind of atmosphere, where one can see and hear the hottest dance and pop music artists. This summer's lineup includes The Chainsmokers, Alesso, Armin Van Buuren, Clean Bandit, Deadmau5, Martin Garrix, Rae Sremmurd and more.
27.07.2017 - 30.07.2017
The festival takes place in the castle hills of Viljandi and various venues all across the town. Exciting foreign artists and the best folk music performers from Estonia, the Green Stage, the Handicraft Yard, the Runo Song Nest, and a workshop programme to suit every preference are just a few highlights of the festival. This year's festival theme "New and old" refers to huge contrasts but also to the changes that will lead us forward. "New and old" means a moment of rivalry and additionally, having a trump hand, which attracts participants and is exciting for the performers. You can enjoy and listen to music which consists of something old and familiar and, at the same time, something new and interesting, mysterious, and moving as well.
Saare maakond, Kuressaare
15.07.2017 - 22.07.2017
Established opera festival taking place in the courtyard of the medieval Episcopal Castle in Kuressaare, the capital of Saaremaa island. Festival highlights include Bizet’s “Pearl Fisher”, Verdi’s “Otello” and Szymanowski’s “King Roger”. Visitors can also enjoy the premiere of “Swan-bone City” by local opera composer Ülo Krigul.