Viljandi was a bustling medieval town thanks to the trade route passing through. In order to reminisce about the golden age of Viljandi, Hanseatic Days are organised every year. In early summer, this small town takes on a medieval look to remind us how the Hanseatic League membership brought wealth and exciting ideas to Viljandi through the ages.
The Hanseatic Days, held during the first weekend in June, 2–4 June, mark the start of the summer events season in Viljandi. The local Hanseatic Days have in time become something more than just a medieval festival – this is a real community event that brings thousands of people to the streets, townspeople and visitors alike.