Enjoy a wonderful summery week full of cultural events all over Estonia!
13th Hiiumaa Folk Music Festival “Hiiu Folk 2017”
Hiiu County
On July 20–23, 2017 Hiiumaa Folk Music Festival takes place for the 13th time. The programme includes concerts, workshops, film screenings, nature hikes, etc. The little ones can tinker in children’s nests! The best folk musicians from home and abroad will perform, among them Melanhoolsed Meestelaulud, EstBel, Jaak Johanson and Krista Citra Joonas, Untsakad, VLÜ, Torupilli Juss duo and Schönberg quartet and many others.
Ostrova Festival 2017
Again, the folk music lovers have a reason to take the weekend off and travel to the farthest end of south-eastern Estonia, Meremäe, where already the 7th Ostrova Festival takes place. The festival takes place on July 21–22, 2017, in the village of Ostrova, bringing together performers from Setomaa and elsewhere.
Tõrva Spell Festival 2017
Veskijärve, Tõrva
The greatest spectacle of fire, water, and music in open air! Tõrva Loits 2017 will take place on the edge of Lake Veskijärv in Tõrva, Valga County. This year, the event will take place for the tenth time and will certainly be remembered as a grand anniversary celebration with its outstanding musicians, a spirited show, and the beautiful nature.
Old music ensemble Rondellus
St Catherine’s Church
Rondellus performs and promotes medieval and renaissance music. Rondellus was formed by Maria Staak and Robert Staak in 1993 to perform and promote medieval and renaissance music. Depending on the specific programme, the ensemble varies between two and six singers and instrumentalists, who perform on replicas of period instruments. All members of the group are professional musicians with years of experience in Estonia’s finest early music groups.
Rõuge Ancient Day
Rõuge Nightingale Valley (Rõuge ööbikuorg)
A theme day devoted to the ancient everyday life and experimental archaeological activities will be carried out here on 22 July 2017. There will be a lot of fun activities, including: learning about various ancient handicraft techniques, holding competitions as ancient warriors did and getting to know the site of a Viking settlement and farm.
Happy Children’s Festival
Happy Children’s Festival is dedicated exclusively to children and families. The event is free and takes place at the Pärnu beach park in midsummer. The festival offers discovery and emotions for children and their parents and grandparents alike.
Yoga Festival 2017
The international yoga festival takes place on July 22–23, 2017, in Haapsalu, for the sixth time already. The best yoga teachers from Estonia and abroad conduct classes at the yoga festival. Guests can try over ten yoga styles, listen to the lectures, and take part in workshops.
Two Sides of the Herb
Narva Museum: Northern Yard
On July 22–23, 2017, the apothecary of the Northern Yard of Narva Castle holds the herb days for the ninth time already. Traditionally, different herbal teas are offered, a competition on the knowledge of herbs takes place, and floral wreaths are woven. A topical exhibition is also open.