Children's Run / Night Run Estonia 2018

Night Run Estonia is the most distinguished running event in the Baltic region. A running festival which focuses on the experience itself and simply exercising, not the result.

The aim of the series is to promote regular physical exercise in the Viru County region and provide motivational opportunities for this.

It is possible to register separately for each event or as part of the series.

XXVI Viljandi Folk Music Festival

The festival takes place every July in the castle park and centre of Viljandi. It is the strongest expression of a special mindset originating from the early 1990s. This mindset values tradition, heritage, and a local identity and tries to adapt the spiritual values collected over hundreds and thousands of years with the modern way of living – all of this to keep the traditions alive and thereby strengthen our national characteristics. 
Viljandi Folk Music Festival has become one of the largest festivals of this kind in the Baltic and Nordic countries over the years. 

Viljandi Old Music Festival

Viljandi Old Music Festival is the oldest such festival in Estonia. It first took place in 1982 and has been combining the beauty of the ancient town with centuries-old music ever since. Performers over the years have included Paolo Pandolfo, Jane Gingell, Trio Mediaeval, Egidius Quartet, Conrad Steinmann, Paul Hillier, the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Tõnu Kaljuste, Andres Mustonen and Hortus Musicus.

Hanseatic Days in Viljandi

Viljandi is an ancient town full of youthful vigour. If today Viljandi can be called the export capital of Estonia due to the numerous innovative companies located here, then in the Middle Ages, the city was the centre of activity due to the trade route that passed through the city. Viljandi Hanseatic Days take place annually in order to commemorate the golden age of Viljandi. In early summer, this small town gives itself over to medieval customs and looks back on how the membership of the Hanseatic League brought riches and bold ideas to the town over the course of time.

International Puppet Theatre Festival 'Theatre in a Suitcase'

International Puppet Theatre Festival 'Theatre in a Suitcase' offers memorable theatrical experiences and a creative atmosphere. The programme of the festival follows established traditions: shows at Viljandi Puppet Theatre and other cultural venues of the city, followed by discussions led by stage directors. At the end of each day, the Surprise Act of the Day is nominated by the audiences, and experiences are shared in master classes. Viljandi Old Town hosts a Puppet Theatre Fair.

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.