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6.2.2014 | Culture

February Highlights

February Highlights

01 PEA SOUP AND LONG SLOPES

Shrove Tuesday (Vastlapäev) is traditionally celebrated on the slopes in Estonia, often with the entire family. The sledding hills of the Song Festival Grounds and Nõmme are filled with people. Culinary delights include Lenten buns and pea soup.

02 WINTER JAZZ

Listen to some great jazz this winter when the Winter Jazz Festival (Talve Jazz) brings talented international artists to Tallinn from 18 January to 23 March. This year’s headliner is the Vincent Courtois Trio.

03 WHO WILL SING IN COPENHAGEN?

Estonia will choose their Eurovision contestant at the Eesti Laul 2014 finals, which will take place at the Nokia Concert Hall on 1 March. Ten artists will take to the stage and the jury as well as the audience will choose their favourite.

04 ICY ACTIVITIES

The winter swimming festival, Pirita Open will take for the fifth year in a row on 22 February. Challenges include 25 and 50 metre lengths, as well as a 450-metre endurance swim.

05 SIMPLE SESSION 2014

Extreme sports enthusiasts will meet from 22-23 February at the Saku Suurhall to watch top international indoor skaters and BMX cyclists compete. After the competition, on 24 February, visitors can try the skate park for themselves.

2.8.2017 | Leisure

Summer folk

Summer folk

Viru Folk takes place every year at the beginning of August in Käsmu, which is located about 80 km from … Read more

21.7.2017 | Leisure

Summer Event Calendar 2017

Summer Event Calendar 2017

July 30.6.-7.7. World Championships for Racing, Tartu 5-8.7 Õllesummer Music Festival, Tallinn 5.-9.7. Haapsalu Old Music Festival, Haapsalu 5.-9.7. Võru … Read more

17.7.2017 | Leisure

Summer Gig Guide 2017

Summer Gig Guide 2017

There are many reasons to be excited about the schedule of concerts and performances around Estonia this summer. That’s because … Read more

27.6.2017 | Culture

12th Estonian Youth Song & Dance Celebration

12th Estonian Youth Song & Dance Celebration

Over 30,000 singers sing together as one choir on the stage and almost the same number of spectators listen. 10,000 … Read more

17.6.2017 | Culture

KOPLI SONATA. THE RUSSO-BALTIC SHIPYARD

KOPLI SONATA. THE RUSSO-BALTIC SHIPYARD

Kopli, perhaps the most intriguing municipal district in Tallinn, appears to be at the threshold of important changes. This year … Read more

4.3.2017 | Leisure

An Animated History of Times Past

An Animated History of Times Past

National Registry of Cultural Monuments - an almost fossilised teacher talking about something incomprehensible from half a million years ago. … Read more

4.2.2017 | Nature

Otepää, Estonia’s Winter Capital

Otepää, Estonia’s Winter Capital

It’s worth a trip outside of Tallinn to Otepää and its neighbouring village, Pühajärve in the very southeastern corner of … Read more

28.1.2017 | Culture

Estonian Music Awards Capture the Moon and the Stars

Estonian Music Awards Capture the Moon and the Stars

The Estonian Music Awards for 2017 did not present major surprises, but did give some of the cream of the … Read more