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June 2017
28. June - 01. July Finno-Ugric Festival Meremäe, Võru county

FUFF is a short film festival, developing interest towards Finno-Ugric fiction and experimental films made by Finno-Ugric filmmakers, or films dealing with Finno-Ugric topics. We welcome film entries from all over the world. Independent filmmakers who are not part of mainstream commercial filmmaking are especially encouraged to submit their work. We also encourage the submission of student films.

29. June - 01. July Retrobest festival Otepää, Valga county

Retro music festival held in Otepää.

July 2017
06. July Võru Folklore Festival Võru

Võru Folklore Festival – this means lovely summer days in a small and tranquil Võru town with many splendid dancers, singers and musicians. This is the time of lively events: open-air concerts, handicraft fair, competition for accordion players, theatre performances, church concerts, folk evenings, workshops, night parties.

06.-11. July Klaaspärlimäng festival Tartu

The summer music festival Klaaspärlimäng ('Glasperlenspiel' in German) was inspired by the themes of the Hermann Hesse novel of the same name, which is why every attempt is made to view and present music from unusual angles.

06.-15. July Lake Peipus Festival
07.-09. July Tartu Mill Triathlon/ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup Tartu

The Tartu Mill city triathlon consists of the main event, which is a European Cup stage; an amateurs’ triathlon for non-professionals and a special children’s triathlon for the youngest triathletes. The competition track is challenging for the participants and well viewable for the spectators.

Accompanying events are Kalevipoeg Open Water Swimming (1,5 km and 4 km) and Saucony Tartu Downtown Run (5 km).

07.-14. July NOTAFE 2017 Viljandi

NoTaFe is a week-long festival, taking place annually, where about hundred people dive together into the July in Viljandi, Estonia, all triggered by a common attraction - an active attitude concerning one's body and mind. What's happening on site is a contemporary-wise school, meaning verbal but also physical dialogue; mental, abstract but also operative, actual curiosity, and shared time and space. The proposition, offered by notafe is a fixed seven-day timetable, freedom of choice included. The program contains different workshops, performances, talks and discussions, meetings with teachers and performers etc. The upcoming festival will be its twenty fifth!

08.-09. July Tartu Hanseatic Days Tartu

Tartu Hanseatic Days, taking place in the centre of Tartu on July 8-9, 2017, present an exciting and educational Science City, masculine Iron City, cheerful Children City and delicious Taste Sensations City. Naturally, the festival will be accompanied by a bountiful Hanseatic Fair, where food made of local produce is offered and lively trade take place.

13. July Iloõtak leelo choir concert Värska, Põlva county

It's a warm, genuine night with Seto folk song and dance. Outside the Seto Farm Museum, surrounded by Setomaa history and farm architecture, a leelo choir sings ancient Seto songs –Seto leelo, which is on the UNESCO list of the intangible heritage of humankind. The ornate folk costume and silver jewellery of Seto women can be admired. It gets started at 20:00.

14.-15. July Tartu Rally Tartu
15. July Mulgi Marathon Ruhja (LV) - Karksi, Viljandi county (EST)

A unique running marathon takes the runners from Ruhja, Latvia to Karksi, Estonia. The international sports event offers frequent runners a well-organized marathon experience and a chance to fulfil their athletic ambitions. The Mulgi marathon introduces the interesting and beautiful Mulgimaa to sports lovers.

22. July Põltsamaa Castle Day Põltsamaa, Jõgeva county
27.-30. July Jõgevatreff Kuremaa, Jõgeva county

Motorcyclists meeting since 1992. We have bands on three nights, competitions, prizes, excursions on Thursday and Friday to interesting places in Estonia (on your own bikes, organisers have arranged guides). You'll get additional info on the spot.

27.-30. July Viljandi Folk Music Festival Viljandi

The festival takes place in the castle hills of Viljandi and various venues all across the town. Exciting foreign artists and the best folk music performers from Estonia, Green Stage, Handicraft Yard, Runo Song Nest and a workshop programme to suit every preference are just a few highlights of the festival.

August 2017
04.-06. August IRONMAN 70.3 Otepää / IRONKIDS / SmileRun Otepää, Valga county

This is the biggest triathlon competition in the Baltics, featuring the leading triathletes from around the world. 

04.-05. August Leigo Lake Music Leigo, Valga county
04.-05. August Intsikurmu Music Festival Põlva

Intsikurmu Music Festival attracts people back to the woods in order to find themselves and their predecessors through music. Charged with incredible ancient energy, the festival venue under the tall trees is a beautiful sight for the eyes. A wide-ranging music programme exudes warmth and has a healing effect amidst the hustle and bustle of modern times. The place with long traditions is given a new dimension and life through a forward-looking concept, in which we ourselves and the people around us play a major role. Video installations, international acts and music with meaning is what the festival is all about.

05. August 24th Seto Kingdom Day Värska, Põlva county

On this important day, the people of Setomaa decide who is the earthly representative of the mythical King Peko for the next 12 months – the ülembsootska.

The festival day features pageantry and sticks to a traditional format: the Seto anthem is sung, the people choose the best artists and artisans and the new leader is elected. Improvisational singers and dancers compete against each other, Seto food and crafts are prepared. The Seto military can be seen at the end of the day. Visitors are then invited to a kirmas, a Seto party with instrumental music, leelo singing and dancing.

11.-13. August Power Camp 2017 Otepää

American cars meeting will take place Annimatsi camping ground in Otepää during Aug 11-13, 2017. 

12. August Tartu Food Festival Tartu

Tartu Food Festival, a great celebration of Estonian food, takes place on the 12th of August, in the centre of Tartu.A wide variety of Estonian food and fresh produce will be presented and made available for purchase. The cafes and restaurants in Tartu will be offering attractive snacks and dishes made up of local produce. There will be a family-friendly entertainment programme in addition to the enjoyable food.


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