Weekend Festival in PärnuSource: Gert Nõgu

The biggest events in Estonia

Here is a list of the most important events in Estonia. Plan a visit to see one of these spectacles for yourself!

In Estonia, there's always something going on. Throughout the year, Tallinn and Tartu host a variety of events, ranging from cultural to sports, both indoors and outdoors. But other parts of the country also boast a wealth of events. Some festivals and competitions are held annually, establishing beautiful traditions. We've compiled the major ones here in chronological order.

43st Tartu Cycling Rally (Tartu Rattaralli)

26. may 2024

On the last weekend of May, Tartu becomes a real cycling mecca – the legendary Tartu Cycling Rally will take place! The start and finish of the race...

Tartu Cycling Rally

Source: Kiur Kaasik

FIA ERC Delfi Rally Estonia

5. july 2024 - 7. july 2024

The FIA European Rally Championship stage, ERC Delfi Rally Estonia 2024, will be held on the roads of Tartu and South Estonia from July 5th to 7th....

FIA European Rally Championship Rally Estonia

Source: Karli Saul

Viljandi Folk Music Festival

25. july 2024 - 28. july 2024

The festival takes place every July in the castle park and centre of Viljandi. It is the strongest expression of a special mindset originating from...

Source: Martin Kosseson

Bluesfest "Augustibluus"

1. aug 2024 - 4. aug 2024

The main stage is nestled in the beautiful surroundings of the ancient Episcopal Castle, featuring both big names from the United States – the cradle...

Bluesfest "Augustibluus"

Source: Silver Raidla

Tallinn Fringe Festival

18. aug 2024 - 18. sept 2024

The Tallinn Fringe Festival is an annual open-access arts festival that brings together a wide range of international and local artists in various...

Source: Tallinn Fringe Festival

Ironman Tallinn

25. aug 2024

IRONMAN is part of the summer triathlon festival in the capital Tallinn. The main competitions take place on two consecutive days. Over the years,...

Ironman Tallinn triathlon

Source: IRONMAN Tallinn Facebook

Simple Session

21. aug 2024 - 25. aug 2024

Simple Session, the most popular skateboarding and BMX competition of the year, is one of the most important events in Estonia! This extreme sports...

Source: SS22 Viru x VisitEstonia BMX Street Jam by Kertu Kasemets

Light festival ‘ÖÖvalgel’

26. sept 2024 - 28. sept 2024

The annual light festival ÖÖvalgel (In the light of the NIGHT), which takes place on the last weekend of September, is the largest cultural event in...

Source: Autor: Eiliki Pukk Photography

Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF)

8. nov 2024 - 24. nov 2024

PÖFF is one of the biggest film festivals in the Northern Europe. In November each year it brings the newest and most fascinating examples of the...

Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF)

Source: Ahto Sooaru