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JANUARY
1.–7.01., Tartu 5TH TARTU WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL
1.–7.01., Tallinn 7TH TALLINN BACH MUSIC FESTIVAL „BACHFEST“
5.–11.01., Tallinn KORFEST 2018
19.–20.01., Jõgeva 13TH POETRY DAYS „CHILDREN OF THE WIND“ DEDICATED TO BETTI ALVER
20.01., Tallinn INTSIKURMU WINTER FESTIVAL
24.–26.01., Pärnu DRAAMA 2018 SMALL THEATRE FESTIVAL FOR CRITICS
26.01.–4.02., Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Jõhvi MUSTONENFEST
26.01.–14.10., all over Estonia FESTIVAL „SCHOOL DANCE“
31.01.–4.02., Tallinn DOCPOINT TALLINN

FEBRUARY
2.–4.02., Tallinn 5TH JEW’S HARP FESTIVAL
3.–4.02., Tallinn SIMPLE SESSION 18
3.–4.02., Laulasmaa 16TH YOUTH THEATRE FESTIVAL TEENIFEST
5.–10.02., Rakvere RAKVERE GYMNASIUM’S FILM FESTIVAL
5.–13.02., Tallinn 11TH TALLINN WINTER FESTIVAL
9.02., Tallinn ACOUSSION FESTIVAL
10.02., Valga 18TH INTERNATIONAL PIANO ENSEMBLES FESTIVAL
10.–11.02., Tartu 18TH FESTIVAL OF YOUNG CELLISTS
10.–22.02., Tallinn FESTIVAL „ESTONIAN THEATRE IN THE ESTONIAN NATIONAL OPERA“
12.–16.02., Tallinn FESTIVAL „VIRMALISED“
16.–17.02., Kuressaare 4TH NATIONAL A. RAUDKATS DANCE COMPETITION
16.–18.02., Viljandi 16TH STUDENT THEATRE DAYS
23.02., Tallinn INDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL „MADE IN ESTONIA“
23.02., Tallinn WINTER GRIND

MARCH
4.–31.03., all over Estonia THE MONTH OF FRANCOPHONIE
9.03., Tallinn MARCH 9 PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL „SERIOUSLY ABOUT HUMOUR“
9.–10.03., Jõgeva 22ND MUSIC DAYS DEDICATED TO ALO MATTIISEN
9.–10.03., Tallinn ARS FILM FESTIVAL AFF 2018
10.03., Tallinn 11TH PERFORMING ARTS SHORT FORMS FESTIVAL MADE IN ESTONIA MARATHON
10.03., Valga ESTONIAN MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL
15.–18.03., Tallinn EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL „CECILIANA“
19.–25.03., Tartu 15TH WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
22.–24.03., Tallinn TALLINN FASHION WEEK
23.–25.03., Kuressaare NATIONAL SCHOOL THEATRE FESTIVAL „SAAREMAA MINI THEATRE DAYS“
24.03., Tartu SOUND AND DUSK FESTIVAL „NIGHT OF THE ESTONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM“

APRIL
April, Tartu FESTIVAL „VUNK“
2.–8.04., Tallinn TALLINN MUSIC WEEK 2018
9.–29.04., across Estonia GERMAN SPRING 2018 – FOCUS ON HAMBURG
12.–13.04., Tartu STUDENTS SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2018
12.–19.04., Tallinn, Tartu ESTONIAN MUSIC DAYS 2018 „SACRED“
12.–22.04., Tallinn TALLINN OLD TOWN FOOD FESTIVAL
17.–24.04., Viljandi JAZZ FESTIVAL VILJANDI JAZZKAAREKE
19.04., Lehtse MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR SMALL SCHOOLS „MUSIC INSIDE AND AROUND US“
20.–23.04., Tartu, Tallinn POLISH AND ESTONIAN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL „WARSAW SPRING“
20.–29.04., all over Estonia JAZZKAAR
21.–28.04., Tallinn XI HARPSICHORD FESTIVAL
23.–29.04., Viljandi DANCE WEEK
26.–29.04., Tartu 17TH SUPILINN DAYS
27.–28.04., Tallinn TALLINN COFFEE FESTIVAL
27.–29.04., Haapsalu 13TH HAAPSALU HORROR AND FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL (HÕFF)
27.–29.04., Tallinn TALLINN LARP FESTIVAL
27.–30.04., Tallinn TRADITIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL „SABATANTS“
27.04.–5.05., Jõhvi 11TH JÕHVI BALLET FESTIVAL
28.04., all over Estonia ESTONIAN OPEN FISHING PORT DAY 2018
28.04.–5.05., Tartu TARTU STUDENT DAYS: SPRING

MAY
2.–5.05., Tartu AUTHOR’S SONG FESTIVAL „MAILAUL“
2.–6.05., Viljandi VILJANDI COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL „WILKOM“
5.–6.05., Pärnu PROVINCIAL THEATRE DAYS
7.–12.05., Tartu, Jõhvi INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL „PRIMA VISTA“
11.–12.05., Mooste ESTONIAN FOLK MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS FESTIVAL
12.05., Lao 8TH RÄIMEWEST HERRING FESTIVAL
12.–13.05., Kihlepa DANDELION FESTIVAL
17.–19.05., Tartu ULMEFESTIVAL
17.–19.05., Tartu FREEDOM FESTIVAL
19.05., all over Estonia NIGHT OF MUSEUMS: PARTY IN THE NIGHT
19.05., Koigi WEED FESTIVAL
23.–27.05., Tallinn TALLINN LITERATURE FESTIVAL „HEADREAD“
25.05., all over Estonia INTERNATIONAL NIGHT OF CHURCHES
26.05., Abja-Paluoja 5TH MULGI PARTY
26.05., Orjaku WINDFISH FESTIVAL
26.–27.05., Kuressaare KURESSAARE STREET FESTIVAL
30.05.–3.06., Tallinn 37TH TALLINN OLD TOWN DAYS

JUNE
June, Pärnu, all over Estonia and Europe DIVERSE UNIVERSE PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
June–September, Naissaar, all over Estonia NARGENFESTIVAL
1.–2.06., Viljandi VILJANDI HANSEATIC DAYS
1.–3.06., Türi 12TH TÜRI SPRING FESTIVAL
2.06., Haapsalu HAAPSALU ITALIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
2.06., Häädemeeste NORTH LIVONIAN FESTIVAL
2.06., Võru 5TH VÕRO-LANGUAGE SONG AND FOLK FESTIVAL UMA PIDO
2.06., Kohila KAPAROCK 2018
2.06.–1.07., Haapsalu HAAPSALU GRAPHIC DESIGN FESTIVAL
4.–10.06., Tartu ESTONIAN FASHION FESTIVAL
6.–12.06., Tallinn 5TH GUSTAV ADOLF ORGAN FESTIVAL
7.–9.06., Saue, Tallinn 16TH INTERNATIONAL YOUTH RHYTHM MUSIC FESTIVAL „VISIOON“
7.–17.06., Tallinn, Tartu, Narva FESTIVAL „TADAA!“
8.–10.06., Haapsalu INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS FESTIVAL „HOOG 2018“
8.–10.06., Uuri BUSHCRAFT FESTIVAL ESTLAND 2018
8.–10.06., Luige FESTIVAL „SWAN’S BEAK“
9.06., Virtsu ART FESTIVAL „TOORTUUMIK“
9.–10.06., Haapsalu NARGENFESTIVAL’S KREEK DAYS
9.–15.06., all over Estonia TALLINN GUITAR FESTIVAL 2018
10.06., Tallinn THE VERY SHORT MOVIES FESTIVAL 2018
11.–17.06., all over Estonia STREET ART FESTIVAL „STENCIBILITY“
13.–15.06., Saue 21ST DAYS OF CREATION AND IMPROVISATION
13.–16.06., Tartu NATURE FESTIVAL
14.–17.06., Hiiumaa SÕRU JAZZ
16.–17.06., Vastseliina XXIV COUNTRY FOLK FAIR
16.–17.06., Tartu TARTU STREET FOOD FESTIVAL
16.–23.06., Põhja-Sakala Parish 21TH SUURE-JAANI MUSIC FESTIVAL
20.–22.06., Kihnu Island KIHNU KNITTING FESTIVAL
22.–24.06., Tartu 18TH INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SONG AND DANCE FESTIVAL „GAUDEAMUS“
25.06.–08.07., Pärnu, all over Estonia 32ND PÄRNU FILM FESTIVAL
26.–30.06., Peipsimaa V PEIPSIMAA ORGAN FESTIVAL
27.–30.06., Haapsalu HAAPSALU TCHAIKOVSKY FESTIVAL
29.06., Tartu TARTU CITY DAY
29.06., Tartu GYPSY FESTIVAL „ROMANÕ TŠERGEN“
29.–30.06., Vana-Vigala HARD ROCK CAMP
29.–30.06., Värska SETO FOLK
29.–30.06., Kaiavere FESTIVAL „PUNK’N ROLL“
29.–30.06., Pühajärve village RETROBEST FESTIVAL 2018
29.06.–15.07., Ida-Viru County 20TH „THE MUSIC OF SEVEN CITIES“ FESTIVAL
29.06.–5.08., Kabli KABLI SUNSET FESTIVAL
30.06.–1.07., Narva 3RD NARVA MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL
30.06.–7.07., Peipsimaa 3RD LAKE PEIPUS FESTIVAL

JULY
July, Jõhvi INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL „SLAVIC LIGHT“
July–August, Pärnu, Riga PÄRNU PRINTMAKING IN FESTIVAL „HEAVENS UNDERGROUND“
4.–6.07., Tallinn ÕLLESUMMER FESTIVAL
4.–7.07., Rakvere INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS „BALTOSCANDAL“
4.–7.07., Tallinn 8TH HORTUS MUSICUS SUMMER FESTIVAL „IN HORTO REGIS“
4.–8.07., Haapsalu 25TH HAAPSALU EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
4.–8.07., Sänna FINNO-UGRIC FILM FESTIVAL
4.–8.07., Saaremaa FESTIVAL „THE SONOROUS SOUNDS OF THE ORGANS OF SAAREMAA“
5.–7.07., Pärnu PÄRNU OPERA DAYS
5.–8.07., Muhu Island, Kuressaare, Tartu, Tallinn 22ND MUHU FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL „JUU JÄÄB“
5.–8.07., Tallinn 19TH MEDIEVAL DAYS
5.–8.07., Võru 24TH VÕRU FOLKLORE FESTIVAL
5.–8.07., Äksi SAADJÄRV FESTIVAL 2018
5.–9.07., Pärnu PÄRNU HARMONICA FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION „BALTIC-NORDIC OPEN“
6.–7.07., Kohtla-Nõmme FESTIVAL „THE MOUNTAIN SOUND“
6.–7.07., Pärnu BEACH FESTIVAL „BEACH GRIND“
6.–7.07., Toomasmäe SETO MIDSUMMER EVE BONFIRE
6.–8.07., Kihelkonna 23RD KIHELKONNA CHURCH MUSIC DAYS
6.–8.07., Kihnu Island KIHNU SEA FESTIVAL
6.–8.07., Kikkaoja ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL „KÕU“
7.07., Laiksaare VÕNGE 2018. THE TRAVELLING MUSIC FESTIVAL
7.07., Valga VALGA COUNTY FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL CULTURE „SÄDE GARDEN PARTY“
7.07., Lindi village COASTAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL „FEAST OF OUR VILLAGE“
7.–8.07., Tartu TARTU HANSEATIC DAYS
7.–8.07., Tallinn 1ST ESTONIAN PIANO FESTIVAL „CAPTIVATED BY THE PIANO“
8.–14.07., Viljandi NOTAFE 2018
9.–14.07., Põlva County STREET ART FESTIVAL „RURAL URBAN ART: PÕLVAMAA“
10.–15.07., Viljandi VILJANDI VANAMUUSIKA FESTIVAL
10.07.–13.08., Tallinn ALION BALTIC FESTIVAL
11.07.–8.08., Pärnu SUMMER ARIA. SYNTHESIS OF THE ARTS 2018
12.–15.07., Orissaare I LAND SOUND 2018
12.–17.07., Tartu FESTIVAL „GLASPERLENSPIEL“
13.–14.07., Kanepi FESTIVAL „BEER CAMP & ROCK’N’ROLL“
13.–15.07., Haapsalu AMERICAN BEAUTY CAR SHOW
13.–15.07., Kilingi-Nõmme KILINGI-NÕMME TOWN DAYS
13.–15.07., Tallinn TALLINN MARITIME DAYS
13.–15.07., Pärnu 6TH PÄRNU INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE MUSIC FESTIVAL „SAX.FEST ’18“
14.07., Venevere PANDIVERE MUSIC FESTIVAL SUMMER RAGER 2018
14.–15.07., Hiiumaa HIIUMAA CHAMBER MUSIC DAYS
14.–15.07., Roosiku HEART MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
18.–21.07., Narva BALTIC SUN 2018
19.–22.07., Hiiumaa 14TH HIIUMAA FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL „HIIU FOLK 2018“
19.–22.07., Valgeranna SURF CAMP 20
19.–28.07., Kuressaare SAAREMAA OPERA DAYS
21.07., Haapsalu FESTIVAL „ROCK IN HAAPSALU“
21.07., Hingu MOTONOSTALGIA 2018
21.07., Põltsamaa PÕLTSAMAA CASTLE DAY
21.07., Pärnu ESTONIAN VILLAGE MUSICIANS’ REUNION
21.07., Pärnu HAPPY CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
26.–29.07., Viljandi 26TH VILJANDI FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL
26.–31.07., Hiiumaa, Tallinn 13TH HIIUMAA HOMECOMING FESTIVAL
26.07.–5.08. Rapla County 26TH RAPLA CHURCH MUSIC FESTIVAL
27.–29.07., Vormsi Island ST. OLAF’S DAY
27.–30.07., Pärnu PORCELAIN DAYS
27.07.–5.08., Tallinn EUROPA CANTAT XX TALLINN 2018
28.07., Valga 10TH INTERNATIONAL VALGA MILITARY HISTORY FESTIVAL
28.–29.07., Haapsalu YOGA FESTIVAL
28.–29.07., Võru VÕRU CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL „EARTH RINGS OF JOY“
29.07., Tallinn LASNAMÄE PIE FESTIVAL
30.07.–5.08., Hiiumaa HIIUMAA DANCE FESTIVAL
31.07.–4.08., Kuressaare 24TH KURESSAARE CHAMBER MUSIC DAYS
the end of July or the beginning of August, Vormsi Island VORMSI SURFING DAYS

AUGUST
August, Lihula 8TH LIHULA FLOWER EMBOIDERY FESTIVAL
2.–5.08., Haapsalu AUGUST BLUES
3.–4.08., Põlva INTSIKURMU FESTIVAL
3.–4.08., Rõngu ESTONIAN HIPHOP FESTIVAL
3.–5.08., Rummu MOONLAND FESTIVAL
3.–5.08., Tartu TARTU FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
9.–11.08., Kuressaare KURESSAARE MARITIME DAYS
9.–12.08., Haanjamaa SMOKE SAUNA WEEK IN HAANJA
9.–18.08., Tallinn BIRGITTA FESTIVAL
10.–11.08., Paide OPINION FESTIVAL
10.–11.08., Pärnu 21TH PÄRNU GUILD DAYS
10.–12.08., Eivere, Paide 6TH EIVERE PIANO FESTIVAL
10.–12.08., Käsmu VIRU FOLK
10.–12.08., Tartu 13TH INTERNATIONAL WIND BAND FESTIVAL „MÜRTSUB PILL“
10.–12.08., Tartu RIVER EMAJÕGI FESTIVAL
10.–12.08., Tõstamaa TÕSTAMAA DAYS
11.08., Pärnu PÄRNU FIDEOFEST
11.–12.08., Haapsalu CHILDREN’S CULTURE FESTIVAL „CHILDHOOD MAGIC“
12.08., Anija MANOR CULTURE FESTIVAL
13.–18.08., Tartu TARTU LOVE FILM FESTIVAL TARTUFF
14.–17.08., Tartu URBAN FESTIVAL UIT
15.–19.08., Lüganuse parish RIVER FESTIVAL „PURFEST“
15.–20.08., Võru town and Võru County E. TAMM VÕRU WIND INSTRUMENT FESTIVAL
16.–18.08., Pärnu WEEKEND FESTIVAL BALTIC
17.–18.08., Rapla 3RD INTERNATIONAL SENIOR DANCE FESTIVAL „NEIGHBOUR, COME TO DANCE!“
17.–18.08., Ruhnu island RUHNURAHU FESTIVAL
17.–18.08., Võru VÕRU TOWN DAYS
17.–19.08., Põlva County ECOFESTIVAL
18.08., Haapsalu STREET FOOD FESTIVAL „PROMENADE OF FLAVOURS“
18.08., Järva-Jaani FILM ROLL FESTIVAL
19.–31.08., Tallinn 14TH TALLINN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
20.08., Tahkuranna village TAHKURANNA CUCUMBER FESTIVAL
23.–26.08., Tallinn FESTIVAL „TOWERS OF TALLINN“
24.08., Laulasmaa 7TH ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S DAY’S GEMS
24.–26.08., Haapsalu WHITE LADY FESTIVAL
25.08., Tallinn CULTURE NIGHT
25.–26.08., Peraküla NÕVA FLOUNDER FESTIVAL
31.08.–1.09., Tartu FESTIVAL IN APARAADITEHAS

SEPTEMBER
3.–9.09., Tartu ESTONIAN THEATRE FESTIVAL „DRAAMA“
7.–9.09., Haapsalu NOSTALGIA DAYS
8.09., Tallinn LITERARY STREET FESTIVAL
10.–16.09., Tallinn 13TH TALLINN DESIGN FESTIVAL
14.–15.09., Rapla CULTURE FESTIVAL „SÄRIN“ („SIZZLE“)
14.–15.09., Tihemetsa MUSHROOM FESTIVAL
19.–23.09., Lihula, Haapsalu 16TH MATSALU NATURE FILM FESTIVAL (MAFF)
24.–28.09., all over Estonia RESEARCHERS’ NIGHT FESTIVAL
24.–30.09., Tartu TARTU STUDENT DAYS: AUTUMN
28.–30.09., Kihnu Island KIHNU VIOLIN FESTIVAL

OCTOBER
October, all over Estonia PAN-FINNO-UGRIAN DAYS
October, Tallinn AUTUMNFEST
5.–6.10., Viljandi FOLK MUSIC HARVEST FESTIVAL
5.–7.10., Tartu INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR’S SONG FESTIVAL „MUSIC OF THE FALLING LEAF“
6.10., Nõo FESTIVAL OF LIGHT
8.–16.10., Tallinn, Viljandi, Sillamäe, Narva GOLDEN MASK IN ESTONIA
8.–28.10., all over Estonia FILM FESTIVAL „CINEMA TO THE COUNTRY“
9.–13.10., Viljandi VILJANDI GUITAR FESTIVAL
11.–13.10., Tallinn TRADITIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL „SABATANTS“
12.–14.10., Tartu 23RD INTERNATIONAL EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL „ORIENT ET OCCIDENT“
12.–14.10., Tõrva TÕRVA DOKFEST
13.–28.10., all over Estonia CHILDREN AND YOUTH MUSEUM FESTIVAL „OPEN PLAYGROUNDS“
17.–20.10., Tallinn TALLINN FASHION WEEK
20.–28.10., Tallinn VII NU PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
25.–27.10., Tallinn TALLINN FOODFEST
25.–28.10., Tartu ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING AND LIGHT FESTIVAL TAVA 2018
27.10.–2.11., Tartu, Tallinn 17TH INTERNATIONAL MODERN MUSIC FESTIVAL „AFEKT“

NOVEMBER
November–December, all over Estonia CHRISTMAS JAZZ
5.–11.11., Viimsi VIIMSI HAPPY JAZZ FESTIVAL
7.–11.11., Tartu, Narva 8TH TARTU INTERNATIONAL JAZZ AND RHYTHM MUSIC FESTIVAL „IDEEJAZZ“
8.–10.11., Tallinn 22ND ST MARTIN’S DAY FAIR
9.–10.11., Tartu FESTIVAL „CRAZY TARTU“
9.–11.11., Tartu 3RD TARTU YOUTH FOLKLORE FESTIVAL
16.–25.11., Tallinn, Tartu CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL „JUST FILM“
16.11.–2.12., Tallinn, Tartu TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL

DECEMBER
2.12.2018–7.01.2019, all over Estonia CHRISTMAS MUSIC FESTIVAL „CHURCH HOLIDAYS IN ST MARY’S LAND“
2.12.2018–10.01.2019, Tartu CHRISTMAS CITY TARTU
7.–9.12., Rakvere FESTIVAL „DARKLAND FIRE 9“
9.–15.12., Tallinn THEATRE FESTIVAL „MIDWINTER NIGHT’S DREAM“

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