Special Events in Tallinn 2017/18

Events in Tallinn

Tallinn Christmas Market

17.11.2017 – 06.01.2018

Open every day 10:00 – 20:00
Hot and heating drinks are offered by many sellers on Sun.-Thu. until 22:00 and on Fri. and Sat. until 23:00.
Christmas program On Fridays 17:00 – 19:00
On Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 – 14:00

Traditionally, the Tallinn Christmas Market offers a wide selection of gifts and delicacies, most of which are made in Estonia.
Here you can also have a meal and various refreshments. Selection is large: from well-known Christmas dishes, such as sauerkraut and blood sausages, to fish and duck. Hot and heating drinks are offered by many sellers on Sun.-Thu. until 22:00 and on Fri. and Sat. until 23:00.
Visitors will enjoy the cultural program on Fridays and Saturdays from 17:00 to 19:00 and on Sundays from 12:00 to 14:00.

Jõulujazz – The Christmas Jazz Festival – 12.12.2017

Location: Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu etc.

The Christmas Jazz Festival organises numerous concerts with varied programs at churches, clubs and concert halls.
The artistic director of the festival is Anne Erm.

Tallinn Bach Music Festival

01.01.2018 – 07.01.2018

Location: Niguliste Museum (St. Nicholas’ Church)
Niguliste tn 3, Tallinn

The Tallinn Bach Music Festival is an original and beautiful New Year’s greeting from Tallinn to all its inhabitants and visitors with music by the greatest German composer of all time. Top Estonian musicians and guest performers will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s timeless organ music, instrumental works and choir pieces as well as large-scale works. The artistic director of the festival is Professor Andres Uibo.

The world premiere of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Symphony No. 9

16.01.2018 19:00

Location: Estonia Concert Hall
Estonia pst 4, Tallinn

One of the pivotal musical events of Estonia’s upcoming centenary. This evening includes the first performance in Tallinn of the Estonian Festival Orchestra, founded by Paavo Järvi, the world premiere of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Symphony No. 9, the performance of Brahms’ concerto by star violinist Viktoria Mullova. An evening where Estonia takes centre stage in the world of music.
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Estonian Music Days

12.04.2018 – 19.04.2018

Location: Different Places

For over 30 years, Estonian Music Days (EMD) has been one of the most important festivals to focus on the recent compositions of Estonian composers; most of the programme consists of world premieres. EMD strikes a balance between domestic and foreign, intimacy and grandeur, and the programmes of the festival include increasingly more crossovers between genres and styles.

Tallinn International Festival Jazzkaar

20.04.2018 – 29.04.2018

Location: Different Places

Tallinn International Festival Jazzkaar is the biggest jazz music event in the Baltics held from 1990. Combining interesting and unique programme with bold solution Jazzkaar’s team brings the biggest and most interesting findings of the world’s jazz scene to Tallinn and Estonia.

Tallinn Old Town Days

30.05.2018 – 03.06.2018

Location: Tallinn Old Town

The main venue of this traditional festival is the Old Town of Tallinn. The event held since 1982 is celebrating the beginning of glorious summer. The courtyards, squares, streets and coffee shops will fill with music, art and theatre, and they become the venues for other fun activities. Visitors can peek into the courtyards of the Old Town and learn about the long and impressive history of Tallinn through festive events.