Grand Race around Lake Viljandi

This event, one of the biggest on the sports calendar in Viljandi County and a symbol of the continuity of sporting life in the region, is popular among runners throughout the country. It offers a stunning course with diverse scenery that makes the fun run even more memorable.

Over the years the race has attracted some of Estonia's very best runners. Competitors must complete a circuit of Lake Viljandi - choosing their own route around it. An enjoyable springtime event, it is eagerly awaited every year.

White Lady Festival

The White Lady Festival has been one of the highlights of the summer in Haapsalu for three decades. During the weekend closest to the August full moon, the Haapsalu old town transforms into a buzzing marketplace, where the vibrant culture programme lasts from dawn to dusk, and upon the setting of the sun, open air performances of the White Lady take place in the bishop's castle.

Bluesfest "Augustibluus"

In 2018 the Augustibluus Festival will take place for the 25th time. The main stage is nestled in the beautiful surroundings of the ancient Episcopal Castle, featuring both big names from the United States – the cradle of blues and Europe as well as exciting projects from the local performers. The daily program offers workshops, exhibitions and traditional acoustic concerts in the old railway station. Club 56 Blues in the Haapsalu Cultural Center will keep the jam going till the early hours.

International contemporary circus festival HOOG

The contemporary circus festival is a comprehensive story, which includes circus elements like juggling and acrobatics, but also dance, dramatics, music, audio-visual elements, etc.

HOOG festival in Haapsalu connects these different performing arts while focusing on contemporary circus. Artists are from Germany, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, and England. In addition to Haapsalu Cultural Centre, the performances will be held in exciting places, which this charming little town has a lot of.

Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF)

HÕFF introduces to Estonian and foreign audiences the largest possible contemporary range of horror, fantasy, and cult movies. Although a number of horror and fantasy film festivals are organised in the neighbouring countries of Estonia, HÖFF is unique, as it focuses on a high-quality programme and shows the best movies from the world's most prestigious genre festivals. Most of the films have not been featured in Estonia and it is unlikely that they will be shown outside of HÖFF.

Kuressaare street festival

In spring, Kuressaare will close its city centre to cars and make space to pedestrians, cyclists, traders, artists, poets, and soup-makers.

The first Kuressaare street festival welcomes everybody: both from the city and from the countryside, from the mainland and from the sea!

Elva Cafe Day 2018

Most anticipated and popular event during the summer invites you to the nontraditional cafes. During this day locals with culinary talents or idyllic home gardens invite you to their home, offering different types of snacks, meals or products. Some make it as a marathon race hoping to visit each and every café, others choose one or two sticking there for the whole day. As usual, every cafe has some sort of entertainment to keep there longer. Event for your calendars!