The maritime days held in various seaside locations are usually events for the entire family, offering maritime-related activities and contests, concerts and meals prepared outdoors. You are welcome!

Maritime festivals – for those who like big and cheerful public events

In the summertime, Estonians like to relax at maritime-themed festivals, which are also becoming increasingly popular among tourists.

The maritime days held in various seaside locations are usually events for the entire family, offering maritime-related activities and contests, concerts and meals prepared outdoors.

Between May and September, you can visit:

–  Räimewest in Tõstamaa (Pärnu county), 14 May;

–  Watergate festival in the city of Pärnu, end of June;

–  Party of the Sea on the island of Kihnu (Pärnu county), 8−10 July;

–  Tallinn Maritime Days, 15−17 July;

–  Kuressaare Maritime Days on the island of Saaremaa, 11−13 August.

For Estonians, the Midsummer Day is the most important summertime holiday but the Night of Ancient Bonfires, ending the summer, has become increasingly popular. In olden times, fires were lit up on the coast in order to show those at sea a safe way back home. Nowadays, folks gather in Estonia, Finland and Latvia in order to renew awareness of the unity of peoples living on the coasts of the Baltic Sea. This year, the bonfires will be kindled on 28 August.

For enthusiasts of sea sports, we recommend:

– the Moonsund Regatta, 9−16 July;

– the surf camp at Roosta holiday village (Lääne county).

 

In 2016, sea winds will blow in everyone’s sails, welcome!