Hanseatic Days

Hanseatic Days

In midsummer, Tartu celebrates its heritage as an important trading city in the commercial and defensive confederation the Hanseatic League during the Middle Ages. The medieval past is brought back to life through various festivities in different thematic areas – Children’s Town, Science Town, Iron Town, Hansa Market, Hansa Cafés and Starman’s Night Cinema. Take part of live concerts, playful performances, Hanseatic fair and a lot of other joyous events!
 

Street Art Festival "Stencibility"

Street Art Festival "Stencibility"

Did you know that the city government of Tartu supports street art projects in the city centre? Tartu is renowned for its outstanding street art and for the festival Stencibility that unites the artists and the anticipating audience, raising the community's awareness and bringing attention to urban art. The festival, which enriches the cityscape with high-quality art, is not only creating new street art but also promoting it through active participation via photo contests, lectures, film programmes, city tours and workshops.
 

Estonian Aviation Days

Estonian Aviation Days

Tartu is flying exceptionally high at the beginning of June, during the largest outdoor aviation event – the Estonian Aviation Days which brings together the greatest daredevils. The two-day event is filled with performances of aerobatic celebrities, flights of Air Force and PPA aircrafts and helicopters, wingsuit fliers, motorised hang gliders and parachutists. There are also primary presentations of aviation technique, numerous attractions and playrooms.
 

Christmas Tree Lighting Festival and Christmas Town

Christmas Tree Lighting Festival and Christmas Town

The Christmas event marathon starts in the town square with lighting of the Christmas tree. Every year the main city Christmas tree offers surprises with unusual and non‑traditional decorative ideas. The lighting of the Christmas tree is only the beginning of the Christmas period because the City at Christmas is full of handmade souvenirs and delicacies - and, of course, Santa Claus welcomes visitors throughout December.
 
 

International Kaunas Film Festival

International Kaunas Film Festival

The Festival shows recently released and widely acclaimed films which reflect the current developments and trends in cinema. Today, Kaunas IFF is one of Lithuania’s most appreciated film festivals and the main film event in Kaunas. The main priority of Kaunas IFF is a combination of the artistic and social statements in film. The festival maintains a strategy of presenting exclusively Lithuanian or Baltic premieres.