Source: Visit Estonia
Several centuries have passed since the Hanseatic times, yet the colourful clothes, lively music, boastful weapons and the wisdom of craftsmen remain enthralling to this day. Visit the events that bring medieval ways to life again and travel back in time!
Ida-Viru maakond, Narva
16.08.2019 - 17.08.2019
"Narva Battle" as an international festival has grown into the main event of summer in Narva and it brings together military-historical clubs from all over Northern Europe to meet at the courtyard of Narva Castle. Soldiers in uniforms of Peter I and Karl XII times live in war camps that are located in the courtyard for three days to reconstruct one of the most famous battles of the Northern War that took place between Russia and Sweden. Reconstruction of a village of the same time period will show the everyday life of common people and the Northern Yard will host a fair. Young soldiers can sign up for recruits and military training will take place exactly the same way as it was 300 years ago.
16.08.2019 - 18.08.2019
The White Lady Festival has been one of the highlights of the summer in Haapsalu for three decades. During the weekend closest to the August full moon, the Haapsalu old town transforms into a buzzing marketplace, where the vibrant culture programme lasts from dawn to dusk, and upon the setting of the sun, open air performances of the White Lady take place in the bishop's castle. The summer play "100 White Ladies" is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. Inspired by its predecessors from 1979, "100 White Ladies" also tells the story of Maila, a young Estonian girl who meets a lord. Not only is Maila convinced that love is not to be bound by social standing – she is also driven by a strong belief in freedom. Despite repeated warnings from fellow villagers, she rebels against the bishophood in an attempt to change society for the better. Screenwriter Piret Jaaks, stage director Siim Tõniste, music by Peeter Rebane.