TOP 10 events this season

Source: Patrik Tamm, Visit Estonia

TOP 10 events this season

If you still need an excuse to spend your holiday in Estonia, then check out this list of sports events, festivals and concerts. From opera on a medieval island to the biggest electronic dance musicians on the beach, these events are for the holiday lovers.

Tallinn Restaurant Week

Harju maakond, Tallinn

01.11.2019 - 07.11.2019

Tallinn Restaurant Week declares this week the week to celebrate great food and great restaurants. This is a week full of discoveries, pleasant experiences, and the opportunity to visit and compare a lot of different restaurants at a great price. Tallinn Restaurant Week wishes for both local residents and tourists visiting Tallinn to feel welcome to enjoy the professional quality and hospitality of Tallinn's restaurants.

Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF)

Harju maakond, Kesklinna linnaosa

15.11.2019 - 01.12.2019

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival aka PÖFF is an annual film festival held since 1997 in Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. PÖFF is the only A-category film festival in Northern Europe, sharing that status with world’s leading festivals including Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Karlovy Vary, Warsaw, and San Sebastian. With over 600 films, over 1200 attending film professionals and journalists and attendance of more than 80,000 PÖFF is the largest annual cultural event in Estonia.

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Tallinn Christmas Market

Harju maakond, Kesklinna linnaosa

15.11.2019 - 07.01.2020

Tallinn Christmas Market with a touch of a fairy tale will be held at the Town Hall Square of Tallinn. Everything is possible at the Christmas Market! The star of the market is the Christmas tree, which is the most important Christmas tree in Estonia and has been set up in Town Hall Square since 1441, making it the first Christmas tree ever to be put on display in Europe. The Christmas land is decorated with trees, Christmas decorations, and Christmas lights. Local merchants will offer Estonian Christmas cuisine, from black pudding and sour cabbage to gingerbread and hot Christmas drinks, as well as various handicrafts. Our younger guests can enjoy merry-go-rounds and there is a diverse Christmas programme. The real gem of the Christmas Market is Santa Claus, who will greet children in his own house!

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Black Food Festival in Tallinn

Harju maakond, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa

23.11.2019 - 23.11.2019

The Black Food Festival is coming to Estonia for the first time this year. Having set out its stall in Berlin, London and New York in the last 12 months, it’s be coming to the Põhjala factory in Tallinn. The aim is to open the door to culinary creativity and experimentation and to do so under the umbrella of an enjoyable city festival during some of the blackest nights of the year. Taste-wise, there’ll be something for everybody!  

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JÕULUJAZZ 2019

Harju maakond, Kesklinna linnaosa

29.11.2019 - 12.12.2019

Taking place for the 24th time, Jõulujazz 2019 festival will take place from 29 November to 12 December at various concert halls and churches.  The main performer of Jõulujazz 2019 festival is an emotional American jazz singer Kurt Elling, performing with his band on 10 December at Alexela Concert Hall. Tickets are available from 12 June. The entire festival programme will be made public on 1 October.

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Christmas City Tartu

Tartu maakond, Tartu linn

01.12.2019 - 10.01.2020

We might have white Christmas, we might not be that lucky. There is no knowing even when it comes to old university towns in this matter of great importance.  But one thing is certain – every year Tartu will become a Christmas City, snow or no snow. This joyous transformation will always take place on the first Sunday of Advent. A candle is lit on Town Hall Square and this officially kindles the season in the city and all its Christmas lights. People in Tartu meet up at the very heart of the city on all four Sundays before Christmas Day and at noon on 24 December. They also enjoy the festive season activities and treats offered by the city`s unique set of museums and great concert halls. To name a few of the surprises available – one might even meet a folk dancer or two, in fact couple of hundreds of them, in the middle of winter right at Town Hall Square in Tartu. 

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Simple Session

Harju maakond, Haabersti linnaosa

08.02.2020 - 09.02.2020

Simple Session, the most popular skateboarding and BMX competition of the year, is one of the most important events in Estonia! This extreme sports competition attracts more and more foreign visitors and famous competitors every year. Thanks to the media, millions of viewers follow it. The exciting weekend is full of unprecedented spectacles, as several hundred BMX riders and skateboarders from all over the world compete in the massive competition area. The atmosphere is exciting and pleasant. In the evening, however, it turns into a wild party programme.

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Tartu Marathon

Throughout Estonia

09.02.2020 - 16.02.2020

Tartu Marathon is the largest ski marathon in Eastern Europe, which brings together nearly 10,000 participants each year. The Tartu Marathon tracks are located in the beautiful Southern Estonia and it is possible to choose between distances of 63 and 31 km. Foreign visitors have said that this trail is one of the most beautiful and interesting ones in the world. Tartu Marathon is part of the international Worldloppet cross-country skiing series.

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Kallaste Karakatitsa

Tartu maakond, Kallaste linn

29.02.2020 - 29.02.2020

Kallaste Karakatitsa is an event for our local vehicles that are called karakatitsa: vehicles with enormous tires made for ice ride and for fishing on the ice. This day we have a parade of Karakatitsa and a cultural program.

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Last updated : 14.08.2019
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