July TOP 5
01 ÕLLESUMMER 2013
The Õllesummer festival celebrates its 20th anniversary from the 3rd to the 6th of July.
Featuring both international and local talent, the festival has managed to attract some of the biggest names in pop in previous years, with 2013 promising to be no different.
The Pet Shop Boys are set to headline the Friday slot, but don’t forget about other great Estonian acts including Ott Lepland, Koit Toome, and Tenfold Rabbit, just to name a few. www.ollesummer.ee
02 TALLINN MARITIME DAYS
The annual maritime festival takes to the high seas and the ports of Tallinn from the 12th to the 14th of July. The programme holds something for everyone. Visitors can enjoy the Grand Sea Battle in Tallinn Bay with five historic ships, a fish-gutting and soup-making competition, as well as evening concerts. www.tallinnamerepaevad.ee
For those who like their indie music and fine cuisine, Schilling on the 6th of July is a must-visit. Situated just south of Pärnu at Kilingi-Nõmme, this small festival will see performances from Krautrockers Camera, Finnish lo-fi merchants Melting Hearts and Estonian indie legend Pia Fraus. Along with some enchanted woodlands, fine cuisine and enough pinecones for everyone to share. www.schilling.ee/2013
04 TARTU HANSEATIC DAYS
The Hanseatic Days festival (19-21 July) revives the vision of Tartu as an old trading town on the border between east and west. The heart of the festival resides in the Town Hall Square and park areas where visitors can browse a huge handicraft and produce market. www.hansapaevad.ee
05 ENERGY DISCOVERY CENTRE
Underneath the Freedom Square in Tallinn, visitors can enjoy over 160 interactive exhibits, participate in science theatre, or admire a virtual space show. In other words, this is not your average museum. The Discovery Centre took over the old location of the Tallinn Ahhaa Centre earlier this year and is set to move again, back to its old home on