About the Festival

Theme days slideshow

Saturday the May 24 is opening day, starting with a large and spectacular concert on the Town Hall Square. Sunday, May 25 is church day with many of the Old Town churches offering organ music and concerts. The start of the new week brings day of traditions on May 26. This is the day for the traditional Old Town Days’ conference inviting people to think about the vital themes concerning the Old Town. Tuesday, May 27 is health day bringing many different health, sport and movement events. Theater day on May 28 and music day on May 29 are of course included to the celebrations. Expect the streets to be filled with actors and musicians on these days. Friday, May 30 is museum day giving people a chance to educate themselves through the special programs by different museums. Saturday, May 31 is a day of old times with knights competing each other in horse riding, with swords and bows. The crown of the celebrations is taking place on June 1 on children’s’ day with the whole city filled with events for whole families.

Previous Tallinn Old Town Days

Tallinn Old Town Days have been organized since 1982 and they signify the festivities for the Old Town to celebrate the beginning of summer. These celebrations fill yards, squares, streets, coffee shops and halls with music, art, theater and variations of many bigger and smaller activities take place.

Every year Tallinn Old Town Days follows a different slogan , which also inspires the theme of the festival.  This year’s motto is “The Living Streets of the Old Town”.  The streets of the old town are getting even more car-free. As a result it is more pleasurable to spend time and walk on the old town streets. This gives us a chance to organize performances in the streets that were important in the old town history. We will bring the visitors to the streets which are not known that well.

Throughout the event days, the streets are filled with people who are wearing ancient clothes to create an ancient environment. The visitors of the old town can take part of that tradition by buying costumes from local market in Harju street which will be held throughout the event period.

We hope to see tourists from all over the world and make coming to Tallinn Old Town Days an activity that will become a habit! We recommend booking the transportation and accommodation beforehand, because the need for such services are highly demanded at our event period.

Ooh, we almost forgot to mention, most of the events are free for everybody – you just need to get here! See you in Tallinn Old Town Days!