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May 2016
05.-26. May Seto Lace Days Värska, Põlva County

The products of the 23rd Seto Lace contest are on display and the “Üte talo naputüü” (‘Needlework by One Farm’) exhibition will be opened. Using workshops and exhibitions, the main techniques that are exhibited in Seto needlework traditions will be presented to the public, with training being provided so that anyone interested will be able to use these skills in contemporary needlework.

27.-28. 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. 

 
27.-28. May Võrtsjärve Suvefest (SummerFest) 2016 Ulge recreation area, Viljandi County

Come and take part in the biggest beginning-of-summer festival in Estonia!

28. May Uma Pido Põlva Intsikurmu song festival grounds, Põlva County

Uma Pido is a song and folk party in the Võro dialect. You will find a handicraft market, performances on the free stage, and a runic song workshop. The party’s repertoire includes well-known folk songs, runic songs, and music work that has been especially composed for the Uma Pido event.

28. May Valgamaa dance festival (Valgamaa tantsupidu) Valga, Valgamaa
29. May 35th Tartu Rattaralli (Road Cycling Race Tartu

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.

29. May Suviste Handicraft and Farm Products Market Värska, Põlva County

The keywords of this market are handicrafts, farm products, food from Seto, plants, and cultural programme. This is an excellent opportunity to acquaint yourself with Seto handicrafts and local entrepreneurs, as well as being able to listen to and watch Setoleelo-chant choirs, folk dancers, and musicians. The event is scheduled for a 9.00am start.

June 2016
03.-05. June Otepää Running Tour Otepää

 

The goal of the marathon spanning three days is to promote healthy and active lifestyles, cross-country running, and to intro- duce people to the beautiful scenery of Otepää. 

 
04.-05. 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.

04. June IV Mulgi Fair Paistu
04.-05. June Blues Festival "Emajõe Bluus 2016" Tartu

The festival "Emajõe Bluus" takes place for the fifth time. In these years, it has grown into a remarkable music event, belonging to the top 5 of Baltic blues festivals.Up to 20 bands will perform – 10 on both days. The artists will come from all over the Baltic countries, Poland and Finland. The programme also includes workshops, exhibitions and night jam on both days.Warm-up concerts, organised by Tartu Blues Club, take place in Tartu’s pubs. There will also be music in the streets and open-air cafés.

04.-05. June Estonian Aviation Days Tartumaa

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!

04. June Pop-up Café Day in Tõrva Tõrva
08.-11. June Finno-Ugric festival Meremäe, Võrumaa

 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.

08.-12. June Twin town Valga-Valka festival "The Sound of Livonia" Valga, Valka

 In June it will be 431 years from the day the Polish king Stefan Batory gave Valga-Valka city rights.The festival offers something for everyone: a traditional boat race on Pedeli River, Livonian Fair, county dance festivity and party etc

10. June Churches Night 2016 Tartu
11. June Wow Run 2016 Tartu

Wow run is 5 km long running event in Tartu.

12. June II Estonian women folk dance festival „The Story of a Man“ Jõgeva
17.-19. June Otepää Tour 2016 Otepää

International motorcycle meeting, June 17th-19th 2016. In Otepää City and Annimatsi camping area.

17.-23. June XVIII Suure-Jaani Music Festival Suure-Jaani

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


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