Jüri Jaanson Two Bridges Run

The Two Bridges Run named after rowing legend Jüri Jaanson is probably Pärnu's most famous public amateur sporting event. Every year since 2001 sports enthusiasts have gathered in Pärnu in the beginning of September to run or walk the 10 km course along the Pärnu River. There is plenty to do for the whole family. The programme includes the run, walk and Nordic walk, children's races and the sports market.

More information:
https://www.2silda.ee/en/two-bridges-race/

 

August Insomnia – Night of Pärnu Arts

August Insomnia is open to everyone (to both contribute and attend) for whom the white nights of summer are simply too short to bother sleeping. On this one night you will enjoy art and culture spread in the city centre. There will be something for everyone - lovers of literature, art, music, theatre and food and all sorts of cafes and eateries will be keeping their doors open. Everyone's welcome!

More information:
http://www.augustiunetus.ee/en/about/
 

Pärnu Guild Days

The Guild Days showcase the vitality of the handicraft tradition. Genuine and true handicraft is sold in the centre of Pärnu, and craftspeople from many local and international guilds demonstrate their work and skills. At the same time you will find the Farmer's Market where farmers and small producers sell produce in season. Entertaining musicians add to the atmosphere. Workshops are held for both children and adults.

More information:
http://maarjamagdaleenagild.ee/en/
 

Pärnu Music Festival 2018

The Pärnu Music Festival and Järvi Academy will continue the fine tradition of musical festivals in Pärnu that has been established over the decades. Pärnu music festival is primarily focused on orchestral music and the main carrier of this concept is the special world-class Pärnu Festival orchestra. The musicians of the orchestra are high-level professionals from all over the world.

Pärnu Film Festival

The Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, founded in 1987, is the oldest of its kind in the Baltic countries. The initiators of the festival was the writer and president of the Republic of Estonia Lennart Meri and documentary film maker Mark Soosaar. The aim of the festival in general is to support cultural survival of peoples. Only documentary films and videos of high value and quality, recording human activities in social, historical or ecological context are accepted for competition screenings.

Pärnu Hanseatic Days

History is a storyteller of long ago times. Pärnu’s Hanseatic Days Festival gives us a look back into the past. Let’s go back to our roots. We’ll go to the wisdom filled rocks. Medieval customs, ethnic crafts, ancient skills and spiritual wealth! Come to buy and sell, to learn and to teach. Listen to enchanting musical rhythms, dance crazy dances during a medieval celebration.

More information:
http://hansa.parnu.ee/index.php?id=40
 

Good Food Festival – Grillfest

Grillfest takes place on the beautiful meadow by Vallikääru in Pärnu in June, every year. For two days, 300 caterers from Estonia and abroad serve their best fare. We have outdoor restaurants, cafés and even a pet restaurant. You can enjoy the Good Food Fair, the national fishing championships and food preparation competitions; a large and exciting play area is available for children. The festival has performances by excellent artists on various stages; music styles offer something to every taste. Both days of the festival end with magnificent fireworks.