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JANUARY DOCPOINT 25.01–29.01.2017 Cinemas in Tallinn International documentary film festival in collaboration with DocPoint festival organised in Helsinki. docpoint.ee DocPoint Tallinn

MUSTONENFEST 27.01–05.02.2017 Tallinn, Tartu, Jõhvi, Pärnu MustonenFest 2017 will be offering a diverse choice of musical evenings. Music lovers can enjoy a range of performances by internationally acclaimed soloists Sergei Nakariakov, Christian Altenburger, and Sergei Utkin, as well as by acknowledged guest appearances, such as Barrocade, a Baroque orchestra from Israel, and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra that just recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. concert.ee/mustonenfest

BACHFEST 01.01–08.01.2017 St. John’s Church in Tallinn, Niguliste museum, Kadriorg Palace, Estonia Concert Hall For the sixth year in a row, Tallinn will start the New Year with marvellous sounds of music by famous German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. The festival, which has become a tradition, is a unique, warm and beautiful New Year’s greeting of Tallinn to all residents and visitors of our capital. Famous musicians will perform organ, orchestra, vocal and instrumental works, as well as choral music and cantatas. arsmusica.ee/bachfest/ BachFest

PÄRNU CONTEMPORARY MUSIC DAYS 07.01–15.01.2017 Pärnu Symposium of Pärnu Contemporary Music Days 2017 will focus on the gesture and its links to various art forms. schoenberg.ee

exciting multisport event in Estonia this winter. Come to participate and compete against the Europe’s best winter triathletes for the European championships! Amateur athletes are also welcomed! wintertriathlon.meieliigume.ee

CHINESE NEW YEAR

SIMPLE SESSION 04.02–05.02.2017 Saku Suurhall, Tallinn Major skateboarding and BMX event with more than 200 participants from all over the world. session.ee Simple Session

29.01.2017 Tallinn Come and enjoy Chinese culture, folk dance and music, martial arts and pop music performances, and explore Asian food and products. tallinn.ee/hiinauusaasta Tallinna.Kultuuriamet

FEBRUARY TOURISM FAIR TOUREST 10.02–12.02.2017 Estonian Fairs Centre (Tallinn) At the oldest international tourism fair in the Baltic States, the professionals in the field give a broad overview of Estonian tourism and provide a huge amount of travelling ideas. tourest.eu Turismimess Tourest

TASTY TARTU 01.02–28.02.2017 Tartumaa You can enjoy new food experiences by trying affordable special three-course menus of the 14 restaurants that are developing these in addition to their ordinary menus to celebrate this month. maitsevtartu.ee Maitsev Tartu

TALLINN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL JAZZKAAR

27.03–02.04.2017 Tallinn Tallinn Music Week (TMW) is the biggest indoor festival in the NordicBaltic region. The artist line-up presents over 200 Estonian and international acts from diverse musical genres, attracting an enthusiastic audience of nearly 25,000 music lovers from Estonia and abroad. tmw.ee/et/ Tallinn Music Week

21.04–30.04.2017 Tallinn The largest jazz festival in the Baltic States has shows all over Estonia. This 10-day festival features the hottest international and local jazz talents and fills the whole country with great sounds and activities. Jazzkaar has been granted the EFFE quality label (2015–2016) among the finest festivals of Europe. jazzkaar.ee Jazzkaar

VÕHANDU MARATHON 22.04.2017 Võru, Lake Tamula – Lake Võhandu – Võõpsu One of the most scenic and exciting paddling competitions in Europe with an approximate length of 100 km. vohandumaraton.ee Võhandu Maraton

HAAPSALU HORROR AND FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL 28.04–30.04.2017 Haapsalu Cultural Centre This festival offers several films from relevant genres, from premieres to classics.

TARTU MARATHON (SKIING) 26.02.2017 Start / finish: Otepää, Tehvandi Sports Centre / Elva, Tartu County Recreational Sports Centre Tartu Marathon Open Track (63/31 km) and Tartu Marathon Relay (1 team = 4 skiers) welcome skiers preferring a quieter atmosphere or covering the marathon track with friends. tartumaraton.ee Klubi Tartu Maraton

hoff.ee Haapsalu Õudus- ja Fantaasiafilmide Festival (HÕFF)

MAY APRIL

WINTER TRIATHLON EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IBU CUP BIATHLON 8 08.03–12.03.2017 Otepää biathlonworld.com

INTERNATIONAL CHORAL COMPETITION 20.04–23.04.2017 Tallinn International choral competition and festival in concert halls and churches in medieval Tallinn. There are over 1,000 singers all over the world, performing choral music from all ages and genres: from renaissance to contemporary music, from folk to pop. kooriyhing.ee Eesti Kooriühing / Estonian Choral Association

TALLINN MUSIC WEEK

FIS CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CUP 18.02–19.02.2017 Otepää The biggest winter sports competition, Otepää World Cup, is back in Estonia. Come and encourage the world best skiers, keep your fingers crossed for Estonian athletes and put your own athletic abilities to the test within two days. The diverse programme offers participation options for the entire family. owc.ee FIS Cross Country World Cup, Otepää | www.owc.ee

MARCH 27.01–28.01.2017 Valga County, Otepää, Tehvandi Sports Centre The Europe’s best winter triathletes will be announced in Tehvandi Sports Centre in Otepää on 28 January 2017. The winter triathlon, which includes running, mountain biking and skiing, is the most

WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 21.03–25.03.2017 Estonian National Museum World Film Festival is an event dedicated to documentary cinema. The festival develops interest towards anthropological, analytical approach to cultures and societies, welcoming film entries from all over the world. worldfilm.ee Maailmafilmi festival / World Film Festival

PÄRNU RESTAURANT WEEK 01.04–09.04.2017 Pärnu The objective is to introduce the local restaurants and chefs, and Estonian cuisine. parnurestaurantweek.ee Restoranide Nädal

PRIMA VISTA LITERARY FESTIVAL 08.05–13.05.2017 Tartu The international Prima Vista Literary Festival is organised in Tartu. It is a party for everybody who values books and reading. There will also be a number of events taking place before and after the main programme. The festival brings together literary-minded people from Estonia and abroad. kirjandusfestival.tartu.ee/home

35TH TARTU RUNNING MARATHON 07.05.2017 Otepää-Elva The largest cross-country running event with the distances of 10 km and 23 km. Special events for children. tartumaraton.ee Klubi Tartu Maraton

PROMFEST PÄRNU INTERNATIONAL OPERA MUSIC FESTIVAL 05.05–12.05.2017 Pärnu, Endla Theatre PromFest was created to broaden the creative opportunities for young opera singers all over the world, to bring high-level operatic artists to Estonia, and to help to develop the image of Estonia within the world of opera and bring younger generations of Estonians closer to opera. promfest.ee PromFest

DAY OF TALLINN 14.05–15.05.2017 Tallinn The City Day of Tallinn was initiated to value the history of the city and being the citizen of Tallinn, as well as to introduce the present and the past of Estonian capital to us and abroad. tallinn.ee/tallinnapaev Tallinn Täna

SEB MAIJOOKS 20.05.2017 Tallinn Song Festival Grounds This spring sports event comprises a 7 km timed race, an untimed race and a walking / Nordic walking event. There are also events for children and the day culminates in a spring concert. jooks.ee SEB Maijooks


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SUURE-JAANI MUSIC FESTIVAL

NIGHT OF MUSEUMS

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2017 New Year`s Day

1 Jan

Independence Day, Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia

24 Feb

Easter Sunday

27 Mar

Good Friday

14 Apr

Spring Day

1 May

Pentecost

4 Jun

Victory Day

23 Jun

Midsummer Day

24 Jun

Day of Restoration of Independence

20 Aug

Christmas Eve

24 Dec

Christmas Day

25 Dec

Boxing Day

26 Dec

IMPORTANT LINKS piletilevi.ee

muuseum.ee

kultuur.info

opera.ee

festivals.ee

concert.ee

estmusic.com efsa.ee estlit.ee

›› visitestonia.com # visitestonia Visit Estonia

17.06–23.06.2017 Suure-Jaani Parish The festival location is surrounded by beautiful nature. Concerts take place throughout the day from morning till evening, both indoors and outdoors. Although there is music for every taste, the focus of the festival is on classical and Estonian music. concert.ee Suure-Jaani Muusikafestival

20.05.2017 Across Estonia Once a year, on a Saturday evening in May, museums and memory institutions across Estonia open their doors late at night to celebrate the night of museums. This free event takes place all over Europe. muuseumioo.ee Muuseumiöö

ITALIAN WINE DAYS

TOUR OF ESTONIA

FESTIVAL HEADREAD 24.05–28.05.2017 Tallinn: House of the Estonian Writers’ Union (Harju 1), Tallinn Central Library (Estonia pst 8), Estonian Children’s Literature Centre (Pikk 73) Presentations, poetry nights, children’s mornings, and other thematic events where you can meet Estonian and foreign writers. headread.ee Festival HeadRead

02.06–03.06.2017 Haapsalu Come and taste fine Italian wines at the Italian Culture and Wine Days in Haapsalu. Home wine finals will be held; performances by musicians and singers. kultuurimaja.ee

HANSEATIC DAYS IN VILJANDI

26.05–27.05.2017 Tallinn/Järva-Jaani/Jõgeva/Palamuse/Luua/Lähte/Tartu The biggest road cycling event in the region organised on scenic SouthEstonian roads. The programme also includes children’s races, which are the biggest cycling events for children in the world. Tartu Bicycle Race has a total of 7,500 participants, among them 3,600 are children. tartumaraton.ee Klubi Tartu Maraton

02.06–04.06.2017 Viljandi This event takes place annually to commemorate the golden age of Viljandi. In early summer, this small town gives itself over to medieval customs and looks back on how membership of the Hanseatic League brought riches and bold ideas to the town over the course of time. hansa.viljandi.ee Viljandi

JUNE

GRILLFEST

TALLINN BICYCLE WEEK 01.06–04.06.2017 Tallinn This urban cycling and bike culture festival, attracting thousands of different cyclists, sets out to give the streets back to the people and have fun while encouraging a healthy and conscious city lifestyle. tbw.ee Tallinn Bicycle Week

09.06–10.06.2017 Pärnu Grillfest takes place on the beautiful meadow of Vallikääru. For two days, 200 caterers from Estonia and abroad serve their best fare. There are outdoor restaurants, cafés and food preparation competitions. grillfest.ee Hea Toidu Festival - Grillfest

January-June

EVENTS IN ESTONIA 2017 » visitestonia.com

ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 30.06–08.07.2017 Tartu (competition centre). Competition places: Tartu, Viljandi, Rõuge, Elva-Vitipalu The first ever World Orienteering Championships in Estonia is a dream come true to our sports community that gives Estonia a fantastic opportunity to present our hospitality, beautiful nature, hilly terrains and high level organisation to sports fans worldwide. World Orienteering Championships week in the beginning of July 2017 consists of five championship races to award the titles to the best orienteers in the world, attractive side-programme with concerts and excursions in Tartu, and recreational orienteering races for the spectators and fans. woc2017.ee World Orienteering Championships 2017. Tartu - Estonia

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TALLINN OLD TOWN DAYS 31.05–04.06.2017 Tallinn Old Town Since 1982, Tallinn Old Town Days have been annually organised to celebrate the beginning of summer with a different slogan, which also inspires the theme of the festival. Traditionally, all events are free for charge vanalinnapäevad.ee Tallinna Vanalinna Päevad / Tallinn Old Town Days

INTERNATIONAL VISUAL THEATRE FESTIVAL NUQ TREFF

01.06–04.06.2017 Tallinn International Visual Theatre Festival NuQ Treff is festival of modern visual theatre with the goal of introducing and popularising modern puppet arts, preserving and continuing puppetry traditions and surprising with art forms we never even knew existed. nuku.ee/festival TREFF Festival

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