This week offers a lot for all the  senses.  You can enjoy the literature festival or walk around in a flower garden or  enjoy art or why not enjoy the fish festival.
Tallinn Flower Festival 2017
19 May – 25 Aug
Towers Square Park
The Flower Festival in its respectable age will continue to decorate the city space with 31 themed gardens, which are created by both home and foreign teams. In 2017, the teams can choose between two topics: “family garden” and “monochrome garden”. The topics were chosen by the experienced jury of the Flower Festival to again give a new face and look to this year’s festival and offer all the visitors a feast for the eyes through the whole summer.
German press photography exhibition “Leap in Time / Zeitsprung”
04 May – 28 May
Tartu Art House
Exhibition is organized by the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) and is dedicated to photo journalism and German photographers Erich Salomon and Barbara Klemm. Photography that is used in illustrated magazines reflects the specifics of a historic situation better than any other medium.
Karel Koplimets’s “Case 11: Talsinki”
20 May – 18 Jun
Tallinn Art Hall Gallery
The artist makes a sharp detour from landscapes that have become bleak and shadowy to the everyday world of people – with little artistic intensification. Using photography and video, Case 11: Talsinki tells the story of the exhausted workers and partying tourists on the ships travelling between Tallinn and Helsinki.
Tallinn Literature Festival “HeadRead”
24 May – 28 May
The festival organised by writers, publishers and translators is a party, a conversation, and a pure pleasure. This year, the HeadRead literary festival will feature 75 events over five days, and 112 literary performers from Estonia and abroad.
Foreign guests of the festival come from all across Europe, the most distant guest hails from Malaysia. According to an established tradition, a special place in the programme is reserved for Russian-language events, and the children’s literature programme features both Estonian as well as foreign authors.
Kumu Documentary: “Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine”
24 May
Kumu auditorium
The 2008 documentary about Louise Bourgeois deals with a brilliant artist born on Christmas Day 1911. She exhibits her sharp mind and brilliance via astounding witticisms and astute observations on art and life. The film will be screened in the Kumu Contemporary Art Gallery on the 5th floor as part of the public programme linked to the exhibition “Anu Põder. Be fragile! Be brave!.
Watergate Regatta
26 May – 28 May
Pärnu Yacht Club
Watergate Regatta is the longest regatta in Estonia, which welcomes visitors from home as well as yacht clubs from the neighbouring countries. The regatta is a long tradition.
Tuulekala Festival
27 May
Hiiu County
Tuulekala Festival will bring together all those who are constantly facing the sea and those who appreciate good food, dancing, and the stories of fishermen. Guests of the festival can see trolley rigs set up for garfish, select the best dish made from fish, and see who was the most successul fisher. The evening will end with dancing as the band “Untsakad” will perform.
Haapsalu Graphic Design Festival 2017
27 May – 01 Jul
Haapsalu City Gallery/Haapsalu Community Centre
The annual festival focuses on the author’s creative hand-writing in graphic design. 100 best culture posters will be exhibited and the 10 best poster designers will be selected. At the opening day of the festival, an open seminar will be held.
Stove-cooking festival Take a Look into the Kitchen 2017
27 May – 28 May
Narva Castle
Visitors will be able to try barley-bread and perhaps something cooked in a krambude. You might also be able to leave with some leaven or a tasty meat bread recipe.
Kuressaare Street Festival
27 May – 28 May
Kuressaare kesklinn
The first Kuressaare street festival welcomes everybody: both from the city and from the countryside, from the mainland and from the sea! In spring, Kuressaare will close its city centre to cars and make space to pedestrians, cyclists, traders, artists, poets, and soup-makers.
Budding Choral Composers’ Programme
27 May
Estonian National Museum
Budding Choral Composers’ Programme collects and introduces for the first time choral music from people who have not graduated music composition at a higher education level but who still have found writing it beautiful and necessary for their inner self.
A lot more than one could have predicted – 100 music pieces were submitted and among the authors music composition students, active conductors, instrumentalists, choral singers, music teachers and other enthusiasts were participating. The pieces were judged by 3 juries, in each of them at least one conductor, one professional young composer and – one non-professional choir singer.