Summer has started once again there are a lot of great events happening. From all the events we have highlighted you’ll be able to enjoy different kind of art exhibitions, music events and also some street food culinary. Enjoy!
Kilometre of Sculpture
July 2nd – 24th
Kilometre of Sculpture is an open-air exhibition that brings contemporary art out of the museum into the outdoors.  This exhibition takes place in its own hometown of Rakvere every other year, otherwise appearing in other cities across Estonia.  Along with the main exhibition, there will be smaller exhibits, speakers, discussions, guided tours, and workshops.  The main exhibition this year, curated by Anna Virtanen, features the work of artists from Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Denmark, and Norway.
Guided Tour around the Estonian National Opera
Saturdays 17:30 (English)
The National Opera is open to the public for guided, pre-performance tours.  The tours last one hour and provide a peek into the life of the National Opera and Ballet, and into what kind of preparations go into getting ready for performances. The tours are only offered on days when there is a performance taking place and involve many stairs and lots of walking, but a truly unique perspective into one of Tallinn’s iconic buildings.
Tallinn Art Week
June 11th- 18th
The first ever Tallinn Art Week will bring art out of the museums into the public, and will also invite the public into Tallinn’s art museums.  The week will start with Art Day on Freedom Square (Vabaduse Väljak), including temporary galleries, speakers, street art, and other activities.  The rest of the week’s program is worth taking a look at, offering a number of exhibitions, performances, and festivals across Tallinn.
Political Dress
Kraam, Madara 22 / Ülase 16, Tallinn
June 2nd – June 30th, Open Thursday – Sunday 12:00-18:00
This exhibit features seven different women who hold refugee status. It is named after the Judyta Fibiger’s documentary Political Dress (2011) and puts the political nature of women’s dress on display.
Fashion Show “Omamood 2016”
June 9th 18:00-20:00
Traditional Music Center, Tasuja 6, Viljandi
The “Omamood” fashion show is the brainchild of collaboration between the University of Tartu and Viljandi Culture Academy.  This show is a creative combination of modern and traditional, displaying Finno-Ugric traditional costumes and accompanied by traditionally-based electronic music.  This show is truly unique among fashion shows and cultural experiences.
International Night of Churches
June 10th 18:00
Tartu will be participating in the wider Night of Churches event happening on the same night across many cities in Europe.  The theme for this year’s event comes from the Bible, “And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.”  With that statement, the many churches in Tartu will open their gates to members and visitors alike and invite all to come inside to have conversations, admire the beautiful art, and listen to inspiring music.
Cyrillus Kreek Days (Nargen Festival)
June 11th-12th 17:00
Toomkirik, Haapsalu
This festival has been popular since its start in 2006.  Different choirs and performers will present beautiful music in a beautiful setting written by composers native to Estonia and to Haapsalu, as well as some traditional folk songs.
3rd Peipsimaa Organ Festival
June 12th-29th
The Peipsimaa Organ Festival consists of a number of concerts throughout the month of June in different churches across Peipsimaa.  Each concert offers high-quality organ and chamber music.  Many concerts will feature Estonia’s best music students, and some of these organs are over 100 years old
Kumu Documentary: “The Birth of Saké”
June 8th 18:00
Kumu (Art Museum), Tallinn
As part of Kumu’s weekly documentary series, the public is invited for a free screening of “The Birth of Sake”, a film in Japanese with English subtitles about the diligent individuals who brave the northern winter conditions to continue the ancient tradition of preparing sake, the rice-based alcoholic beverage of Japan.  There will be a sake tasting before and after the film.
Tallinn Street Food Festival
June 11th-12th 11:00-18:00
Telliskivi Creative City, Telliskivi 60a, Tallinn
For two days, the food trucks of Estonia will come together for a festival celebrating great food and entertainment.  Over 60 different street restaurants from Estonia and abroad will participate, as well as 15 different music groups.  The entire festival is green, serving all food and drinks on reusable or biodegradable dishes.