Events 2017

2 weeks in Haaapsalu 14.07. - 27.07.2017

 

JANUARY

21.01 SCOTTISH PARTY IN HAAPSALU 

http://www.kultuurimaja.ee

A recurrent theme of the Scottish Days is the introduction of Scottish culture, which is done in cooperation with the British Embassy, the Scottish Club, the Scottish Culture Society of Estonia and the Whiskey Club. The cultural programme includes film screenings, performances of Scottish dancers and bagpipers, as well as concerts, a whiskey course and an open championship of whiskey connoisseurs.

 

APRIL

HAAPSALU HORROR AND FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL (HÕFF)

28.–30.04 Haapsalu Cultural Centre

www.hoff.ee

HÕFF is a three-day marathon of horror and fantasy films that takes over Haapsalu, the mud capital of Estonia, every spring. The program includes the best horror and fantasy films of recent years, forgotten classics, as well as trash, cult, freak, and extreme cinema. 

 

MAY 

NIGHT OF MUSEUMS 

20.05 Various museums 

www.muuseumioo.eewww.salm.ee

Once a year, on a Saturday evening in May, museums and other memory institutions will open their doors later than usual and for free, to celebrate the Europe-wide Night of Museums. ​

 

"KULLAKERA KANDJAD" DANCE FESTIVAL OF LÄÄNE COUNTY

27.05 Haapsalu Episcopal Castle

 

HAAPSALU GRAPHIC DESIGN FESTIVAL 

27.05–01.07 Haapsalu Cultural Centre

www.kultuurimaja.ee 

The Haapsalu Graphic Design Festival (HGDF) focuses on the developments of poster art and the author's creative handwriting in graphic design. During the festival, various competitive international exhibitions are displayed.

 

JUNE

FAIRYTALE CONFERENCE 

01.06 Haapsalu Cultural Centre

muinasjutt.haapsalu.eu

The conference is aimed at the leaders of children's reading activities – parents, teachers, librarians, recreation workers – and others who are interested in the topic and care about the culture of children, who are actively involved in this, who think that fairy tales are important, and who have taken to heart to spread and pass them on.

 

ITALIAN WINE DAYS IN HAAPSALU 

02.–03.06 Haapsalu 

www.kultuurimaja.ee 

At the Italian Culture and Wine Days, Italian wines are tasted and rated, the home-made wine finals are held, and the mood is set by various musicians and singers. 

 

NARGENFESTIVAL: KREEK DAYS IN HAAPSALU 

10.–11.06 Haapsalu Dome Church 

www.nargenfestival.ee

Nargenfestival has been a memorable overseas and seaside summer festival since 2006, with an emphasis on Estonian music, including the legacy of C. Kreek. 

 

HAAPSALU TCHAIKOVSKY FESTIVAL

28.06–01.07 Haapsalu 

http://www.concert.ee

The Tchaikovsky festival, which is a great event of classical music, includes a wide spectrum of academic music: symphonic and opera music, ballet, chamber concerts, exhibitions, lectures, walks, and a children's concert.

 

JULY 

HAAPSALU EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL 

05.–09.07 Haapsalu Dome Church 

www.studiovocale.ee

First held in the beautiful West Estonian resort town of Haapsalu in 1994, the festival is one of the most considerable festivals in its own genre in Estonia and has caught the attention of many outstanding foreign artists. 

The aim of the festival is to bring professional Estonian musicians and the audience closer to the masterpieces of musical culture through high-level performances. 

 

AMERICAN BEAUTY CAR SHOW

14.–16.07 Haapsalu Episcopal Castle 

www.american.ee

The biggest car show, convention, and drag race for American cars in the Baltics. 

 

YOGA FESTIVAL 

22.–23.07 Haapsalu Episcopal Castle 

www.joogafestival.ee

The Yoga Festival features Estonia's best yoga teachers and special guests from abroad. You can try dozens of yoga styles, from the classical to the modern ones, listen to talks, and participate in workshops. In the mornings and evenings, you can attend concerts and join in the singing of mantras. 

 

ROCK IN HAAPSALU 

28.07.–29.07 Haapsalu Episcopal Castle 

www.rockinhaapsalu.ee

Rock In Haapsalu is held from 28 to 29 July 2017 at Haapsalu Castle. The two-day rock festival will bring the best of legendary rock classics to the wooden-laced resort town: Suzi Quatro (UK) and Bonnie Tyler (UK)Haapsalu Chamber Choir and Raul Vaigla BandPaul Young (UK); Gary Brooker, the vocalist of Procol Harum (UK)Tõnis Mägi and Ivo Linna.

 

"CHILDHOOD MAGIC" CHILDREN'S CULTURE FESTIVAL

30.07 Haapsalu Old Town 

See information on the Children's Culture Festival on the Facebook page: Laste kultuurifestival Lapsepõlvemaagia (Children's Culture Festival Childhood Magic)

Childhood's Magic focuses on the traditions and customs of Lääne County, as well as the stories and activities shared by grandparents and their grandchildren. The festival aims to establish a connection between the childhood games, music, activities, and actual daily tasks of different generations. 

 

AUGUST

"AUGUST BLUES" BLUES FESTIVAL

04.–06.08 Haapsalu Episcopal Castle, various venues in Haapsalu

www.augustibluus.ee

The festival turns Haapsalu into nothing less than a musical paradise for blues fans over two days. The festival's main concerts take place on two nights in the courtyard of the ancient Episcopal Castle, while the daytime programme includes workshops, a traditional acoustic concert at the old railway station of Haapsalu, and a blues jam until the early hours at the nightclub to be set up in the culture centre. 

 

WHITE LADY FESTIVAL

11.–13.08 Haapsalu Old Town 

www.valgedaam.ee

The White Lady Festival has been one of the most important summer events in Haapsalu for thirty years already. During the August weekend closest to the full moon, the old town of Haapsalu turns into buzzing fairgrounds, the diverse cultural program lasts from morning to night, and at nightfall you can enjoy the open air performance about the White Lady at the Episcopal Castle. 

 

LACE DAY

13.08 Haapsalu Old Town 

www.haapsalusall.ee

The meeting point of sundry laces. The activities include workshops, knitting together, and sale of materials and handicraft tools.

 

12.08 "RANNALÕÕTS" ACCORDION FESTIVAL

www.kultuurimaja.ee

The festival aims to continually support and develop accordion music in Lääne County.

 

"PROMENADE OF FLAVOURS" STREET FOOD FESTIVAL

19.08 Haapsalu Old Town 

The street food festival is already being held for the third year in a row. On this day, the entire Karja street will become a promenade of flavours.

 

SEPTEMBER

NOSTALGIA DAYS

08.–10.09 See Theatre, Haapsalu Episcopal Castle

See information on the Nostalgia Days on the Facebook page: Nostalgiapäevad (Nostalgia Days)

A vintage car parade and exhibition, stunt rides and races, a fair and a flea market, various performances, concerts, film screenings and thematic evenings all over the town. 

 

MATSALU NATURE FILM FESTIVAL 

20.–24.09 Lihula, Haapsalu 

www.matsalufilm.ee

The festival aims to introduce and acknowledge new nature films and their makers, as well as promote the distribution of nature films. Traditionally, the festival also features nature photography exhibitions.