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During summer months, cultural and nightlife of Pärnu becomes vibrant!
In the three months of the year, Pärnu can be compared to major cities in the world, where the hustle and bustle never ends. Find your favourite event or festival and pack suitcases, because you have to visit Pärnu at least once every summer.

Events in Pärnu
Summer 2019

1 June at 12–16 Seasonal Festival in Rüütli Street, Pärnu

1 June at 11–18 Kalamehe Community Festival in Pilli Park and Kalamehe Street, Pärnu

1 June at 16 Pärnu County Gymnastics Party in Pärnu Vallikäär

1 June Northern Livonian Festival (Häädemeeste municipality)

1–2 June Kihnu island
Kihnu Keretäus café days
Pop-up cafés open in villages on Kihnu island. Come to Kihnu to enjoy good food, local produce, as well as a unique cultural programme. Saturday evening will end with an island celebration, organised by Kihnu Cultural Space.

2, 16, 23, 30 June at 12 Villa Ammende
Sunday brunch
Chef de Cuisine creates a separate menu especially for each brunch. www.ammende.ee

5, 12, 19, 26 June at 17 Villa Ammende
Afternoon Tea
A timeless ritual of British charm. www.ammende.ee

7–8 June Meadow of Vallikäär
Good Food Festival – Grillfest
Food culture festival is held on the meadows of the picturesque Vallikäär. For two days, more than 300 caterers from Estonia and abroad serve their best fare. We have outdoor restaurants, cafés and even a pet restaurant. You can enjoy food fair, national fishing championships and food preparation competitions; a large and exciting play area is available for children. The festival has performances by excellent artists on various music styles. Both days of the festival end with magnificent fireworks. Everyone is welcome to the Grillfest; the entrance is free of charge! www.grillfest.ee

7–9 June Pärnu
Bubblefest
You will meet different local producers and importers presenting their products. There is a variety of bubbles from alcohol free drinks, simple ciders and sparkling wines to the king of bubbles - the champagne. The products introduced are accompanied by good offers. Drinks are served on the terrace and at the bubblebuffet of the Café Grand inner court. Sparkling wine and delicious food is available with special prices in many restaurants of the town all through the festival. There will be special events every day. Children and young people will have suitable events for their age. www.mullfest.ee

7 June–30 August St. Elisabeth’s Church
Pärnu Organ Festival
Concert series on Fridays at 20.00. Programme in June:
7 June LAUDATE DOMINUM Kersti Petermann (organ), Choirs of Viimsi Jakobi and St. Mary’s Cathedral
14 June ORGAN DUO Hille Poroson and Tiia Tenno
21 June Indrek Vau (trumpet), Ines Maidre (organ). Anne-Liis Kogan video projections
28 June SURZYNSKI – POOLA ORELILEGEND Przemyslaw Kapitula (organ, Poland)
www.eliisabet.ee

8 June at 10–15 Tamme Farm (Malda village)
Open Doors Day in the Herb garden of Tamme Farm
Tamme Farm opens its doors to guests every year on the second Saturday of June. Herb enthusiasts can go on walks in the garden, during which the hostess introduces the most interesting and plants in her collection. The walks start at 11.00 and 13.00 and they are free of charge. FB Tamme talu ürdiaed

8 June Pärnu City Orchestra and soloists Susanna Aleksandra, Lauri Liiv. Concert“C’est si bon” at Villa Ammende garden

9–11 June in Pärnu County
Coming of the Fire of the XXVII Song and XX Dance Celebration
‘My Fatherland is My Love’
Coming of the Fire is the opening ceremony of the anniversary celebration which carries the values and power of the song and dance festival to every corner of Estonia. The fire torch of the song and dance festival travels through Pärnu County between 9 and 11 June. Evening concerts:
9 June at 19.00 Garden of Koidula Museum (Pärnu town)
10 June at 19.00 Courtyard area of Tori Horse Breeding Farm (Tori municipality)
11 June at 19.00 C. R. Jakobson Farm Museum in Kurgja (Põhja-Pärnumaa municipality)

8 June–1 Sept at 10–18 Lottemaa Theme Park (Häädemeeste village)
Lottemaa SUMMER
In Lottemaa, over a hundred attractions, thematic houses, pleasant culinary experiences, souvenir shops and a beach are waiting to be discovered. www.lottemaa.ee

10 June Paul Neitsov and Jaan Pehk. Concert at Villa Ammende

10 June–1 Sept Museum of New Art
International Nude Art Exhibition “Man and woman”
The international nude art exhibition "Man and woman"is as inseparable a part of the Pärnu summer as the golden sun and the sandy beach by the warm sea gulf. www.mona.ee

12 June–31 July (except for 3 July) on Wednesdays at 18.00 Children’s park. Traditional folk concert. Open-air concerts with performance by Pärnu County folk groups.

13 June Fingerstyle masterclass Tom Lumen (Hungary) at Villa Ammende

14 June Ensemble Terminaator at Nightclub Sugar

15 June Ensemble Metsatöll at Nightclub Püramiid

18 June–8 Sept Pärnu Museum
Exhibition “Great beauty” by Nicola Bertellotti
For the first time, the Estonian audience will be able to get acquainted with the works of Italian photographer Nicola Bertellotti at the exhibition ”Grande Bellezza”, which is dedicated to the aesthetics of decay and loss. The photographer brings the beauty of the abandoned churches, manor houses, and other forgotten places through his camera lens. www.parnumuuseum.ee

29 June–3 August Pärnu City Gallery (locations: Pärnu Town Hall and Artists’ House)
Summer of ART
Summer exhibition. Both galleries are open from Tue–Fri at 11–17 and Sat 11–14. Free admission. www.linnagalerii.ee

21 June Pärnu Yacht Club
Opening of Pärnu Summer
Grand opening of summer season. According to traditions, Tallinn gives Pärnu the title of summer capital.
at 17.00–18.15 Clowns Piip and Tuut
at 18.45–19.00 Ceremony of the title of Summer Capital
at 19.00 Concert. Lenna
Free admission
www.visitparnu.com

21–23 June Pärnu
Midsummer bonfires and celebrations
21 June at 20.00 Lindi village
22 June at 19.00 Pärnu Vallikäär
23 June at 19.00 Nooruse Maja summer garden
23 June at 18.00 Fishing Village Kaluriküla on the banks of the Sauga River
23 June at 18.00 Valgeranna
www.visitparnu.com

22 June Pärnu city and county
Pärnu County Victory Day Marathon
The “blue-black-white” marathon gives a possibility to complete a unique distance as it takes the participants along the important historical monuments and presents beautiful nature of Pärnu County.  www.2silda.ee

24 June – 7 July Pärnu
XXXIII Pärnu Film Festival
The Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, founded in 1987, is the oldest of its kind in the Baltic countries. The aim of the festival in general is to support cultural survival of peoples. www.mona.ee

25 June–27 August every Tuesday at 18.00 from Pärnu Yacht Club
Come on-board a yacht!
Sailing trips on Pärnu Bay. Enjoy and be mesmerized by beautiful sunsets, sounds of the sea and panoramic views of Pärnu and the gulf. www.jahtklubi.ee

27–30 June Pärnu
Summer Cup
International Youth Football Festival
More than 100 teams take part of the tournament, from Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and other countries. www.summercup.org

28 June Marko Matvere & Väikeste Lõõtspillide Ühing jubilee tournee at Beach Bandstand

28 June Ensemble Vennaskond and The Tuberkuloited at Nooruse Maja summer garden

28–30 June Meadow of Vallikäär
Pärnu Hanseatic Days
Mediaeval Times and Heritage Festival welcomes visitors with a handicraft and culture market. There are performances by troubadours, presentations of mediaeval habits and customs, as well as knight, bow and crossbow tournaments.  hansa.parnu.ee

29–30 June auto24ring racetrack
Estonian Grand Prix
Estonian Grand Prix is an international car race, which is a stage of both Nordic, Baltic, and Estonian championships. www.estoniangrandprix.com

29 June – 3 Aug villages between Häädemeeste and the Latvian border
Kabli Sunset Festival
The four week festival at the heart of Estonian summer invites everyone to spend their evenings with the best choice in music, mesmerizing sunsets and pleasant atmosphere. The festival programme has everything from jazz to folk, cosy lounge nights, authentic village dance parties, movie events and beach parties for those eager to dance. The festival takes place in the most beautiful locations on this sunset coastline. www.kablifest.com

In July
I’m a local
Pärnu Guided Tours in English
Every Saturday in July. Tours starts from Pärnu Visitor Centre, Uus 4
at 11.00 Family tour
at 15.00 lifestyle tour on bicycles
at 22.00 evening tour
www.visitparnu.com

6–7 July Beach Volleyball Festival

10 July – 10 Aug St. Elisabeth’s Church
Summer Aria
Pärnu Opera presents: Synthesis of the Arts concerts every Wednesday and Saturday.

11–15 July Pärnu
Pärnu Harmonica Festival
The biggest and best-known music festival in the Nordic countries and Baltic States at which the main instruments are the harmonica and the diatonic button accordion. www.piccolo.ee

12–13 July Pärnu
Pärnu Street Artists’ Festival WALK
WALK is a two-day street festival on the streets of Pärnu, which will bring together different street artists, including artists, musicians, (fire) dancers, live sculptures, circus performers, lyricists, and other entertainers. The festival is a walk-by festival, meaning that the performing artists will have a ‘hat’ in front of them. Spectators can put money there if they want. There will also be local cafes and pop-up shops selling delicious food. Come and enjoy good food and support your favourite street artists! www.walkfest.ee

12–14 July Kihnu Sea Party

13 July Garden of Nooruse Maja
Rääma Local People’s Day Community Festival
Community Festival in Rääma district and at the Garden of Nooruse Maja Cultural Centre.

13–14 July Weekend in Varbla

15–21 July Pärnu
Pärnu Music Festival
Festival is primarily focused on orchestral music and the main carrier of this concept is the special world-class Pärnu Festival orchestra. The musicians of the orchestra are high-level professionals from all over the world. Furthermore, the festival presents brilliant soloists, who will perform with orchestra and also as chamber musicians.  The other important aspect of the festival is the teaching - Järvi Academy offers musical education for young musicians via master classes. Festival’s artistic adviser is Paavo Järvi. www.parnumusicfestival.ee

18–20 July Pärnu
Moonsund Regatta
The regatta, which has been carried out in Estonia since 1958, is for open sea sailors. The Muhu Strait Regatta will take place on 12–20 July, beginning in Kärdla and ending in Pärnu. www.muhuvain.ee

20 July Pärnu Beach Park
Happy Children’s Festival
The festival offers discovery and summery emotions for children and their parents and grandparents alike. At the festival, children can learn new things, listen to music, sing, eat well and healthy, experience new things, make something with their own hands.

20 July Mihkli village Fair

22–31 July Pärnu
Summer UNIversity
Prof. Arbo Valdma’s master classes for pianists
Professor Dr. h. c. Arbo Valdma, who teaches master classes for pianists all over the world, welcomes pianists from Estonia and other places once again to his birth town Pärnu. He started teaching master classes in Pärnu already in 2002. In addition to open lessons at the Pärnu Town Hall, participants can perform in many studio concerts and the best have the honour to perform with the Pärnu City Orchestra. You are welcome to enjoy diverse piano music at the hall of the Town Hall. www.suveuni.com

23–27 July Pärnu Blues Days

27 July Pärnu Beach Park
Pleasure Festival Tunne
Unknown and well-known musicians and dancers will take over the stage. There are street artists, art, good food, interesting lectures, and workshops. Bring your picnic blanket and friends and come to Rannapark to enjoy different arts. The programme includes dance, music, poetry, yoga, and food. There is a chilling area, a food area, a children’s area, and a stage. www.tunnefest.ee

27 July Uulu Lamb Festival

2–4 Aug Pärnu Porcelain Days

2–4 Aug Pärnu Sea Days

9–10 Aug Steiners’ Garden
Pärnu Guild Days
Pärnu Guild Days in the garden of Steiner and nearby small streets feature authentic handicraft as well as art. The handicraft market is completed by musical performances and culture programme. www.maarjamagdaleenagild.ee

10 August Pärnu
IN August
Street Festival

Street Festival at Pärnu downtown, corner of Karusselli and Supeluse Streets, Artists’ House, Jakobsoni Park, Rüütli Street, etc. Street concerts and street musicians, poetry, art, guided tours, street fashion show, DJ’s, body painting and more and more and more.

10–11 Aug Tõstamaa Days

10–11 Aug Summer Festival Multicultural Pärnu

20 Aug Tahkuranna Community House (next to Via Baltica road)
Tahkuranna Cucumberfestival
Crafts, fish, and cucumbers reflect the activities of the coastal people. All of this can be found at the Cucumber Festival! www.rannatee.ee

23–25 Aug Pärnu Slavic Cultural Festival Svetoch

24–25 Aug Pärnu beach
Classic. Equestrian Highlights
New and exciting showjumping competition in Estonia. Show programmes, Expo area, pony and carriage ride for children. www.clc.ee

31 Aug – 1 September Pärnu
Jüri Jaanson Two Bridges Run
The Two Bridges Run named after rowing legend Jüri Jaanson is probably Pärnu’s most famous public amateur sporting event. Every year since 2001 sports enthusiasts have gathered in Pärnu in the beginning of September to run or walk the 10 km course along the Pärnu River. There is plenty to do for the whole family. The programme includes the run, walk and Nordic walk, wheelchair ride, children’s races and the sports market. www.2silda.ee

Summer exhibitions
Museum of New Art
10.06–1.09 International Nude Art Exhibition “Man and woman”

Pärnu City Gallery at Town Hall
29.06–3.08 Summer or ART

Pärnu City Gallery at Artists’ House
29.06–3.08 Summer or ART

Pärnu Museum
18.06–9.09 Photo exhibition “Abandoned Beauty” by Nicola Bertellotti

Different galleries in Pärnu
10.–30.08 IN Graphics. Printmaking IN

Issued by: Pärnu City Government. Data issued on 17.05.2019. Dates and programme may be subject to change. Follow www.visitparnu.com

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