July is the best time to visit smaller towns, villages or islands in Estonia. They have plenty of captivating events to offer, exciting visitors’ minds with jazzy saxophone melodies, grandeur of American cars and enriching street art. Apart from that the capital city has still much to give, reinvigorating it’s guests with refreshing sea air at Tallinn Maritime Days.
Street Art Festival “Rural Urban Art: Põlvamaa”
In summer 2018 a new street art festival focusing on small towns will kick off! The Rural Urban Art festival in Põlvamaa is a gift for the centenary of Estonian Republic. During the festival 8 wall paintings will be created by professional street artists from Estonia and abroad. These paintings will be created keeping in mind the local surroundings. The purpose is to add variety and colour to the public space and living environment. In addition to the wall painting process, the festival offers a cultural program with activities to the local community: worshops, tour and picnic.
I Land Sound 2018
Orissaare parish, Saare county
A festival I Land Sound will land again on the picturesque Illiku Islet. The aim is to leave troubles aside for some time and to bring together the best that music, art, being together and Estonian summer has to offer. It’s a custom to stay together on the island, and it also happens at I Land Sound, where electronic pioneers of the nightlife, artists and the local community will join forces for the enriching event. Three unique days and unforgettable memories.Activities for the body and soul, workshops and lectures, film screenings and performances are offered. The fire sculptures, artists’ decorated stages, and various installations please the eye. You can take care of your body with a yoga or sauna and enjoy cool sea water.
The Sixth Pärnu International Saxophone Festival will again be marked in Pärnus’ cultural events calender this summer. Concerts will be held in Pärnu Yacht Club, Town Hall and Children’s Park. In addition a joint concert with organ in Eliisabet’s Church will once again take place and for the firsh time visitors can be part of Sun Salutation concert in Pärnu Beach House.
American Beauty Car Show 2018
American Beauty Car Show, which is held since 2001, is the biggest American car event in the Baltics. The main venue of American Beauty Car Show is Haapsalu Castle Yard where a large number of different exhibition cars coming from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Estonia are exhibited. Besides that there will be concerts of different musicians from Estonia and elsewhere and different activities for children: trampoline, face paintings, horse riding, children’s shows, monster trucks, and more. On the last day of the event, there will be a procession through the town. Traditionally, there will also be a drag race where only US-based vehicles will participate.
Tallinn Maritime Days
In July, the biggest maritime and family party in Estonia invites you once again to the seaside to see beautiful sailing boats, ride boats and sailboats. Entertainment in many harbors of Tallinn is provided by the best Estonian musicians. In addition, there will be children’s area, outdoor cafes, fair and many exciting events for festival-goers of all ages.
Heart Music Festival 2018
Roosiku village, Antsla parish
Heart Music Festival is a unique festival full of music and taste experiences for the whole family ‒ top musicians from Estonia and abroad, exciting flavours from Southern Estonian chefs, inspiring workshops, fair of local masters, pure nature and enjoyable, alcohol-free environment. At the fair “From Heart to Heart”, the local masters offer homemade items and delicacies: beautiful handmade items jewelery, clothes, utilities, ceramics, beauty items, health products, garden products and more. Children are welcome to the drawing tent, workshop, music room and playground.
Hiiumaa Chamber Music Days
The chamber music event that was launched in 1999 enriches the summer music life of the second largest island of Western Estonia. Musicians from Estonia and abroad perform on the second weekend of July in historical places like Reigi, Emmaste and Pühalepa churches and Suuremõisa castle as well as other exotic concert venues.