Tallinn is famed for its culture and entertainment. This autumn is no exception and will bring traditional and new events to the town. Come and see how Tallinn gears up for the Culture Capital year in 2011!
Autumn Jazz, until November 12
Jazzkaar's Autumn Jazz 2010 brings exciting concerts from many international and local stars to the stages of different locations.
Nargen Festival, until September 17
Nargen Festival 2010 is mainly dedicated to world famous Estonian composers: Veljo Tormis and Arvo Pärt.
Arvo Pärt Festival, August 17 - September 17
The music world celebrates Arvo Pärt's jubilee in 2010! World famous, Estonian composer Arvo Pärt will celebrate his 75th birthday (Sept 11 1935) with numerous concerts throughout the year.
Design Night, September 23 – 26
The fifth design festival Design Night (DisainiÖÖ) promotes creative activity in modern lifestyles to develop a better physical and social environment, cultural tourism and cultural entertainment. The events encompass design, architecture, art, cinema, music, etc.
The International Festival of Orthodox Sacred Music CREDO, September 23 – October 3
The festival is scheduled for the Orthodox feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God. A unique festival program will be witness to some of the finest examples of Orthodox music, from early Christian liturgical chants to compositions by modern-day composers.
Golden Mask in Estonia, October 1 – 10
The festival brings the best theatre performances from Russian stages to Tallinn. This year's event also celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of Anton Chekhov.
Black Nights Film Festival, November 19 – December 5
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is a prestigious film festival showcasing feature, animated, student and children/youth films. The festival will show audiences a comprehensive selection of world cinema.
STING, September 11
The British superstar who has worked in a wide variety of genres performs songs rearranged for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert is a part of world tour called "Symphonicity".
Opera season begins at Estonia, September 5 – June 2011
The National Opera Estonia starts the season with new productions on the main stage. This season offers premier performances; Die Csárdásfürstin, an operetta by Imre Kálmán, La bohème, an opera by Giacomo Puccini, The Nutcracker, a ballet by Pjotr Tchaikovsky plus many other performances.
“Light is walking in Kadriorg”, September 28
www.kadriorupark.ee (Estonian only)
Traditional event bringing music, rhytms, dance, fire and fireworks together into one evening. The program starts in Kadriorg Park at 7pm and ends with an impressive fireworks show at 9pm.
YOUSSOU N'DOUR, November 2
One of the best known African musician in the world brings his magic to Estonia.
TONY ALLEN, December 9
As drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti's band, Tony Allen was one of the primary co-founders of the Afro-beat genre of music.
Estonian Art in Exile, September 3 – January 11, 2011
The two-year-long comprehensive study of Estonian exile art concludes with a large overview exhibition.
John Constable. From the Collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, September 24 - beginning 2011
A collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum provides a unique insight into the work process of one of England's finest Romantic landscape painter, John Constable. The exhibition presents the artist's lasting influence.
SEB Tallinn Marathon, September 12
Take part in the first full length marathon in Tallinn! Anyone can take part in the biggest and the most prestigious run in the Baltics – the SEB Tallinn Marathon and SEB Tallinn City Run.
Estonian food- and handicraft market on Rotermanni Quarter, until September 30
www.rotermanniturg.ee (Estonian only)
The autumn brings to the Rotermanni Quarter of downtown Tallinn an authentic food market. The market sells Estonian goods from different farms and producers from all over the country. You can expect high quality, organic and fresh meat and fish; pastry and diary produce and seasonal fruit and veg.
Fish market at Kalaranna, every Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
The market specialises in Estonian fish produce. The fish are caught in local waters by local fishermen. Different sea foods are also on offer.
More events available on Tallinn' event calendar.