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May 2017
04.-25. May 24th Seto Lace Days Värska, Põlva county

Annual exhibition featuring the winning entries from the competition highlighting the intricacy and beauty of Seto lace. Various handicraft workshops will take place during the colourful Seto lace days. Visitors have a good opportunity to have a go at Seto crafts, admire masterpieces of Seto crafts and exhibitions on current events. The workshops and exhibitions introduce Seto lace making techniques and participants learn to use them in modern crafts.

26.-27. May Tour of Estonia

Tour of Estonia is an international cycling race for professional cyclists, starting in Tallinn and finishing in Tartu, which takes the participants and spectators to several beautiful and interesting locations in Estonia. The race is in the competition calendar of the UCI. 

28. May 36th Tartu Rattarally - road cycling race Tartu, South-Estonia

This is the biggest road cycling race in Eastern Europe, one in which both professional road cyclists as well as amateur cyclists of any age can participate, whether they are from Estonia or further afield. Tartu Rattaralli children’s races have become the biggest cycling event in the world for children.

June 2017
02.-04. June Hanseatic Days in Viljandi 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. Viljandi is still a member of the Hanseatic League.

03.-04. June Estonian Aviation Days Lange, Tartu county

The largest outdoor aviation event welcomes aviation fans both young and old on June 4-5, in (and up above) the territory of the Estonian Aviation Museum in Tartu County. It is possible to see parachutists, or go on a sight-seeing flight. Different attractions are open, e.g. simulators, a catapult, a parachute simulator, trampoline beds etc. Two days filled with state of the art aviation equipment and an interesting programme both on land and in air!

16.-18. June Otepää Tour 2017 Otepää and Annimatsi, Valga county

International motorcycle meeting, June 16th-18th 2017. In Otepää City and Annimatsi camping area.

17.-23. June XX Suure-Jaani Music Festival Suurr-Jaani, Viljandi county

The Suure-Jaani Music Festival is dedicated to the composers from the Kapp family and is traditionally held each summer before the Midsummer Night.

17. June Sõir Festival at Seto Saatse Museum Saatse, Võru county

The traditional Sõir Festival introduces Saatse area as a 'curd cheese neck of woods' as the folk expression goes. At the museum, we are going to boil sõir (a type of cheese) and hold a community sõir-making competition. Visitors can taste sõir made in Saatse area and vote for the best sõir-maker of the year.

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

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