Talinn Old Town Days – more than 300 event in three days!

As of today, the program for the 41st Tallinn Old Town Days, taking place from June 2nd to 4th, is available on the website. Over three days, there will be more than 40 free concerts and over 300 events.

This year’s festival focuses on sustainable urban space, environmentally friendly and community-oriented culture. Under the theme “Fresh View,” cultural institutions, collectives, museums, theatres, artists, communities, and guests will come together on festival stages and in their surroundings.

The opening concert will feature Rita Ray, and the event will conclude with a joint concert by Estonian Voices, Vaiko Eplik & Eliit. Throughout the three days, well-known names such as Regatt, Sissi, Jarek Kasar and Jaan Pehk, Duo Ruut, Mari Jürjens, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Littorina Saxophone Quartet, and TTÜ Wind Orchestra will perform on the festival stages.

In addition to a packed music program, the Old Town Days include numerous workshops, museum tours, and activities on the streets and parks of the old town. One of the focuses of this year’s festival is the unique urban space and living environment of the old town. There will be guided tours in the bastion zone of the old town to introduce the biodiversity of the urban environment, and led by the Estonian Museum of Natural History,  a guided tour, “Nature with all the Senses”, which focuses on urban nature and discusses ways to make Tallinn even greener. The festival program includes several architectural tours focusing on the old town’s architecture.

The Old Town Society invites visitors to their community garden in Towers Square, where there will be a tour of Hildegard’s herb garden and workshops on plant knowledge and Hildegard’s healing methods. Additionally, the Old Town Society welcomes everyone to the community cinema, where a nearly twelve-hour film day will showcase chronicle footage of Tallinn’s Old Town, as well as screenings of several feature films.

For the first time, there will be a community street picnic on Vene Street as part of the Old Town Days, bringing together residents of the old town, representatives of cultural institutions in the area, and guests. A friendly French petanque picnic will also take place in collaboration with the French Institute. The Nunne Street side of Toompark will host a pets area during the festival, where the charitable event “Paw Walk” will be held, raising funds to help homeless, abandoned, distressed, and mistreated animals.

Furthermore, Toompark will traditionally host Lahela, a section dedicated to children and families, offering exciting activities for all ages over the three days. Towers Square will house the folklore village of the Old Town Days, where the 35th international folklore festival, Baltica, will take place.

You can check the schedule on vanalinnapaevad.ee.

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