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Things To Do in Estonia

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  • Tallinn Music Week, Tallinn. Spring. Showcase festival with the goal of showcasing the finest and most remarkable Estonian artists over two nights in Tallinn’s most dynamic live venues, as well as a networking event for music industry professionals.
  • Tallinn International Festival Jazzkaar. April. Jazz performances are also held in Tartu and Pärnu, in addition to Tallinn.
  • Tallinn Old Town Days, Tallinn. May/June. free. 
  • The Estonian Song Celebration (In Estonian: Laulupidu), Tallinn. Every five years, the event, which began in 1869, is held. In 2009, 35,000 choral singers performed in front of a 90,000-strong crowd. UNESCO has designated it as a Masterpiece of Humanity’s Oral and Intangible Heritage.
  • Õllesummer Festival, Tallinn. July. Every year, over the course of four days, about 70,000 people attend the event.
  • Viljandi Folk Music Festival, Viljandi. July. Viljandi, a tiny yet beautiful village, hosts an annual folk music festival. The event attracts around 20,000 people each year.
  • Saaremaa Opera Days, Saaremaa. July.  
  • Leigo Lake Music Festival, near Otepää. August. On the steep landscapes of the Otepää highland, open-air concerts are performed in totally natural settings. The musicians’ stage is located on a small island in the middle of the lake, surrounded by hundreds of spectators on the sloping coast. 
  • Birgitta Festival, Tallinn. August. The remains of the ancient Pirita (St. Bridget’s) convent are hosting a music and theater festival.

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