Cultural in Tallinn

Baltica International Folklore Festival

One of the largest cultural festivals in the Baltics showcases music, dance and displays focusing on local and wider folk traditions. This festival is shared between Rīga, Vilnius and Tallinn; it’s Tallinn’s turn to…
Cultural in Tallinn

Culture Night

The long, hopefully warm last Saturday night of every August sees Tallinn taken over by Culture Night, a diverse programme of music, cinema, exhibitions and workshops in venues across the city, both indoor and outdo…
Music in Kadriorg


This extremely popular ale-guzzling, sausage-eating, rock-music extravaganza takes place over four days in early July at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. Alongside the cover bands and local singer-songwriters ther…
Performing Arts in Tallinn

Estonian Song & Dance Celebration

This is the big one – a tradition stretching back to 1869 and Estonia's foremost cultural celebration. This immense nationwide gathering convenes in July during the fourth and ninth years of every decade and culmina…
Cultural in Tallinn

Old Town Days

Kicking off Tallinn's summer each year, this free week-long festival in late May/early June features themed days (Music Day, Medieval Day, Children’s Day etc), with dancing, concerts, costumed performers and plenty …
Film in Tallinn

Black Nights Film Festival

Featuring movies from all over the world, Estonia’s biggest film festival brings life to cold winter nights for two weeks from mid-November, attracting over 80,000 attendees. Sub-festivals focus on animated, fantasy…
Music in Pirita

Birgitta Festival

An excellent chance to enjoy the intersection of music and theatre in a variety of genres, including opera, ballet, modern dance. and choral and classical concerts held at the atmospheric 15th-century convent ruins …
Music in Tallinn


Jazz greats from around the world converge on Tallinn in mid-April during this excellent 10-day festival, which stages over 90 performances at venues around the city. Tallinn also hosts smaller jazz events in autumn…
Music in Tallinn

Tallinn Organ Festival

Ten days of pulling out the stops in some of Tallinn's great historic churches, starting in late July.
Cultural in Tallinn

Medieval Days

Old Town hosts a parade, a carnival and a jousting tournament, and Town Hall Square is covered in craft stalls from Thursday to Sunday in the first full week of July. The kids' area, on Niguliste hill, offers tourna…