TOP food festivals

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TOP food festivals

The summer and autumn are rich seasons for Estonian cuisine. Regional food events showcase local ingredients like herring, flounder, apples, pickles and even dandelions. You can sample cuisine from the best restaurants in Tallinn, Pärnu and Haapsalu while strolling outside in the sunshine. From traditional recipes to modern Baltic fair, come taste the flavours of Estonia this year.

Tasty Tartu

Throughout Estonia

01.02.2018 - 28.02.2018

Tasty Tartu 2018 is a campaign of taste experiences, which will be taking place in Tartu for the fourth time. Only in February, you can enjoy new food experiences by trying the affordable special three-course menus of the 14 restaurants that are developing these in addition to their ordinary menus to celebrate this month. The special menus are available for the set price of 21 euros and they consist of three courses. The special menus are available from 1 to 28 February. You can view the menus and read about the restaurants by clicking on the relevant restaurant’s link on the website. Enjoy your food experiences in Tartu!

Pärnu Restaurant Week

Pärnu maakond, Pärnu

07.04.2018 - 15.04.2018

Restaurant Week is a long tradition that started in the USA almost 20 years ago. The first Restaurant Week in Estonia took place in 2011. During the Pärnu Restaurant Week, you can learn about the restaurants representing extremely diverse styles, as well as the wonderful chefs who work there. We hope that the Restaurant Week helps you learn more about the many restaurants in Pärnu! During the Restaurant Week, participating restaurants offer lunches and dinners at a special price (2-course lunches and 3-course dinners). The dishes are prepared on the basis of the à la carte menu. The price does not include beverages.

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Varnja Fish Fair

Tartu maakond, Varnja alevik

28.04.2018 - 28.04.2018

Varnja Fish Fair, which is held every spring and has become a tradition, is the opening event of the high season of Lake Peipus. Guests can buy fresh fish and fish products, fishing equipment, delicious meals from different caterers, plants, handicraft, and other traditional fair products. Both the young and the old can find something fun to do at the fair.

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Italian wine party in Haapsalu

Lääne maakond, Haapsalu linn

01.06.2018 - 02.06.2018

The wine party has begun with the idea of introducingHaapsalu's twin town Grevet, located in the Chianti region of Italy. Wine is offered by the majority of Estonian importers and also by their Italian partners. The wine party begins on Friday in Haapsalu's cafes with Italian wine tastings. On Saturday, a wine contest will be held in Haapsalu's Old Town, which will reveal the Haapsalu´s favorite Italian red wine, white wine and Prosecco.

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Tallinn Street Food Festival & Street Artists' Festival TaDaa!

Harju maakond, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa

09.06.2018 - 10.06.2018

Tallinn Street Food Festival is an international street food event, which introduces people to the latest food trends. The festival offers fresh street food from foodtrucks, pop-up street cafes, top restaurants, and alternative chefs. As the Republic of Estonia will be celebrating its 100th anniversary, the event will focus on Estonian street food and its new flavours. The international Street Artists' Festival TaDaa! will bring together nearly 50 artists from Estonia and abroad. During two days, guests can enjoy 40 hours of entertainment by street artists, musicians, circus and fire artists, as well as other entertainers.

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Good Food Festival – Grillfest

Pärnu maakond, Pärnu

10.06.2016 - 09.06.2018

Grillfest takes place on the beautiful meadow by Vallikääru in Pärnu in June, every year. For two days, 300 caterers from Estonia and abroad serve their best fare. We have outdoor restaurants, cafés and even a pet restaurant. You can enjoy the Good Food Fair, the national fishing championships and food preparation competitions; a large and exciting play area is available for children. The festival has performances by excellent artists on various stages; music styles offer something to every taste. Both days of the festival end with magnificent fireworks. After Grill Parties take place at festival clubs. Everyone is welcome to the Grillfest; the entrance is free of charge! Timetable is available on our website.

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Tartu Street Food Festival & Festival TaDaa!

Tartu maakond, Tartu linn

16.06.2018 - 17.06.2018

Tartu Street Food Festival, taking place for a second time, is a major international street food event, which introduces the latest food trends. The festival offers street food from foodtrucks, pop-up street cafes, top restaurants, and alternative chefs. As the Republic of Estonia will be celebrating its 100th anniversary, the festival will focus on Estonian street food and its new flavours. TaDaa! Festival is an international street artists' festival, which brings together dozens of artists from Estonia and abroad. During two days, you can enjoy performances by street theatres, musicians, circus and fire artists, and other entertainers.

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Tartu Food and Wine Festival

Tartu maakond, Tartu linn

03.08.2018 - 05.08.2018

Tartu Food and Wine Festival offers authentic Estonian flavours from small producers and pop-up restaurants from South-Estonia, as well as a rich selection of wines. Guests can participate in open tastings and get advice from the best Estonian sommeliers. In addition to the food and wine, there is an entertainment programme for the whole family, a unique gourmet dinner, home cafes in the city districts, a night promenade by the Emajõgi, an area for children, and much more.

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Street Food Festival – Haapsalu's Promenade of Flavours (Haapsalu Maitsete Promenaad) 2017

Lääne maakond, Haapsalu linn

18.08.2018 - 18.08.2018

The festival takes place in the Old Town and on that day, the entire Karja Street becomes a promenade of flavours. Haapsalu welcomes anyone to the festival who has a passion for food, flavours, and summer in Haapsalu. The festival programme also includes interesting concerts and performances on the stage of the Citizen Tower.

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Saaremaa Food Festival

Saare maakond, Kuressaare linn

03.09.2018 - 09.09.2018

The heart of the summer is over by September, but Saaremaa continues to smile invitingly and deliciously to all. Rye that has escaped the heat of the summer is golden in the most fertile soil of the island. Potato is turning another side in the earth. Vegetables, who sleep in the daytime and grow at night, are counting the stars in the sky all over Saaremaa. Fruits are deliciously plump and are blushing due to their virgin ripeness. Clean air and sea breeze – it is Freshness. Real Freshness. Especially in the beginning of September, when Mother Earth has blessed us by offering it’s best sons and daughters. Saaremaa Food Festival, born in 2014, offers fascinating program for a whole week, so there is just one thing to say: Proper food makes merry mood!

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Buffet day on Onion Road

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.

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Pärnu Café Week

Pärnu maakond, Pärnu

06.10.2018 - 14.10.2018

In addition to Restaurant Week, the people of Pärnu are now also having a Café Week. The feedback for Restaurant Week was exceedingly positive and the chefs of Pärnu built a fun mutual synergy with which to go on.  17 various cafés of Pärnu are involved in Café Week offers. During Café Week, meals consisting of salad, dessert and a cup of tea/coffee are offered for €7 or €9. How to participate? Special offer is available on every day of Café Week from opening to closing, but the participating cafés have a limited number of special offers for every day - we reccommend book a table directly at the café via email or phone at least 1 hour in advance

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Last updated : 07.03.2018

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