05.01. RUSSIAN FAIR
The fair will traditionally open at midday on Karja street and will last around two to three hours depending on the wather. You will find a selection of festive and farm food, warm driks and handycraft on offer. The mood will be kept up by a highspirited Slavic vulture programme.
26.01. SCOTTISH CELEBRATION
A full day of Scottish Culture: curling, music, whiskey, men in kilts, dancing and poetry by Robert Burns.
30.03. RANNALÕÕTS 2019 COMPETITION PLAYING
A spring event with according playing in Haapsalu. The competition will be held with the accordion and garmoshka playing against each other.
25. – 28.04. HAAPSALU’S HORROR AND FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL
Haapsalus’s Horror and Fantasy Film Festival is the biggest genre film festival in the Baltic Sates. It will bring to you the best, boldest and most original action, fantasy and horror films that have been released in recent years.
31.05 – 01.06. ITALIAN WINE PARTY IN HAAPSALU
During the Italian wine party in Haapsalu you will have an opportunity to taste and rate Italian wines over the course of 2 days.
01.06. ITALIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Festival will bring Ricchi e Poveri and Riccardo Fogli to the resort town.
05.06. LÄÄNE COUNTY’S FOLK PARTY “ILMARATAS”
The party held in the bishop’s castle will hold about 1700 singers, dancers and folk mucisians in honour of the XXVII singing festival.
06.2019 NARGENFESTIVAL’S KREEK DAYS
Nargenfestival has been a memorable event that celebrates people living close to the sea in the local area. The summer party that values music bu Cyrillus Kreek and Veljo Tormis who are famos traditional artists. The artistic director of festival is Tõnu Kaljuste.
26. – 29.06. HAAPSALU’S TCHAIKOVSKY FESTIVAL
The Tchaikovsky Festival returns and this time the concerts take place in historic and cosy avenues which give the festival a boutique like vibe.
07.2019 THE OPENING OF HAAPSALU CASTLE
The castle was founded in the middle of the 13th century and was in use until the end of the 17th century. These days, the Castle has a museum and in July a new customer interactive museum and visitor centre about the middle ages will be opened.
12. – 14.07. AMERICAN BEAUTY CAR SHOW
American Beauty Car Show is an international event that is directed to american cars and culture lovers since 2001. American Beauty Car Show is one of the most unique car events in nearby countries for it’s location and concept. The event consists of car exhibition, reunion, drag race, glorious american car cruising through the city and of course entertainment by local and international bands.
19. – 20. 07. ROCK IN HAAPSALU
The Rock Festival In Haapsalu is held for the third time and will bring jazz and pop star Katie Melua along with the romance king Chris de Burgh to Estonia.
24. – 28.07. HAAPSALU EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
An old music festival that started in 1994 in the beautiful Resort of Haapsalu is known as one of the weightiest in its genre in the whole of Estonia. It has attracted the attention of many famous musicians in Europe.
27. – 28.07. YOGA FESTIVAL
The national Yoga Festival, that is held in Haapsalu for the 8th time, will bring cosiness a magical atmosphere and life in nice tents to Haapsalus’s fortress. The main act is the charming yoga instructor and mucisian Justin Michael Williams from the USA.
02. – 04.08. AUGUST BLUES FESTIVAL
August Bluesfest will transform Haapsalu into a paradise for blues lovers for the 26th year. The main concerts of the festival will be held over two nights on the grounds of the ancient bishop’s castle. During the day workshops are held, a traditional acoustic concert in the railway station and a poetry concert at the Kuusaal.
10.08. RANNALÕÕTS 2019
The summery Rannalõõts concert is held for the 8th time on Haapsalus promenade with vendors from the coastal villages.
10.08. PROMENADE OF FLAVOURS
A fun summery food festival will bring over fifty different street food vendors from Estonia and elsewhere to the streets of Haapsalu for the 4th time. The night will conclude with a traditional midnight retro disco which will get the whole buzzing vibe and the streets dancing.
16. – 18.08. THE WHITE LADY TIME AND HAAPSALU 740
During the closest weekend of August’s full moon Haapsalu’s old town will turn into a buzzing faigound where a colorful culture programme will be held from the early hours of the moring until the crach of dawn. When the darkness hits The White Lady open air show will be played at the Castle grounds. In addition to this Haapsalu’s 740th anniversary celebrations will be held.
18.08. HAAPSALUS’S 8th LACE DAY
A day full of Lace of Haapsalu! A traditional lace day awaits for all of the knitting lovers and the admirers of Estonian cultural heritage. There will be workshops dedicated to lace, exhibitions and a fashion show. The main act of the day will be the knitting competition.
06. – 08.09. XV NOSTALGIC DAYS
A parade with soviet vechicles, trick driving and an outdoor exibition. Different shows, concerts, thematic restnights, filmprogrammes and a other events will be held across the town.
07. – 17.11. LÄÄNE COUNTY’S FOOD WEEK
During the dark nights of November the streets will be lit up in the lights of cosy food places. During the West County’s food week different restaurants, cafe’s and other food providers will offer special menus put together with quality produce.
Photo: Hele Otti
Photo: Vendo Jugapuu
Photo: Gunnar Laak
Photo: Rock in Haapsalu
Photo: Arvo Tarmula
Photo: Ivar Soopan