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By  •  11.01.2019

Here are our top picks for February, a month full of festive fireworks, extreme sports and music. On the 24th Estonia celebrates its 101th anniversary so put on your party hat (preferably in blue, black, and white – colours of our national flag) and join in! For more events, check out our event calendar.

Special Events

02.02.2019 12:00-18:00

A big concert, performances, exhibition and ice-sculptures wait for you at Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak) on February 2. Everyone from children to adults are welcome to celebrate the Chinese New Year together with international artists.

On 09.02.2019, the Kalaranna beach in Kalamaja will celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Pig with fireworks and a 3D fire sculpture made from old Christmas trees collected from the locals. The event starts at 18:00.  


Candles cast on Candlemas burn with the brightest flame! Come and see how candles were traditionally made on the farms of Estonian Open Air Museum. Candlemas is the day that divides the winter in half and starts a cycle of women’s spring holidays. Do not forget to taste the traditional red drink at Kolu Inn to assure rosy cheeks (a sign of good health and beauty) for the whole year.

Independence Day of the Republic of Estonia

On the 24th, Estonia celebrates its Independence Day and you will have a chance to take part in anniversary (101!) celebrations throughout the city. Check out our best tips on how to spend the day in Tallinn and not miss out of any of the festivities. 

When visiting Tallinn in February, keep in mind that the 24th is a national holiday so the opening hours of different attractions, shops etc. are subject to change. Every traveller's best buddy, the Tallinn Card, has put together a list of museums and attractions that are guaranteed to be open (and are free with Tallinn Card). 

Concerts and Music Festivals


A long-standing international music festival celebrates its 30th anniversary. It brings to the audience music in different genres from different centuries and exciting musical personalities. The opening concert will include a performance by Vadim Repin, a star violinist. 

Jew’s harp festival 

This festival is all about the jew’s harp, one of the oldest (and probably the tiniest) musical instruments in the world: the programme includes concerts by local and international performers, workshops, seminars, and a dance party.  

Tickets available at Piletilevi.

Intsikurmu Winter Festival
2.02.2019 18:00-02:00

Prelude to the Intsikurmu main event in Põlva in August 2019. This pop-up event show-cases some of the most interesting local artists in the field of electronica, indie rock, rap, electronic folk and more.  

Tickets available at Ticketer

Festival “Virmalised”

Virmalised is Northern lights in Estonian. The festival will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Association of Estonian professional musicians and, during four nights, bring you the performances of more than 80 instrumentalists and singers. 

Tickets available at Piletilevi.

The Neighbourhood (THENBHD) (USA)
11.02.2019 20:00
Saku Suurhall

American indie-rock group’s first concert in Estonia in the framework of their world tour supporting the band’s third self-titled studio album. 

Tickets available at Piletilevi.

Howls of Winter VI underground black metal festival

15 black metal bands from different countries take the stage at Rockclub Tapper when sixth Howls of Winter festival takes place.

More information and tickets available at the festival's homepage

“Eesti laul”, Estonian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 
16.02.2019 18:30

Estonia will choose its national representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Israel. The competition will include performances by Estonian top musicians and many surprises.    

Tickets from Piletilevi.

Ólafur Arnalds' Re:member 2019 Tour
18.02.2019 19:00

Enchanting concert by Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and producer Ólafur Arnalds. 

Tickets available at the concert hall's website


Classical music by renowned Estonian and foreign musicians perform. The concerts are part of a charity campaign to raise money for schools to acquire music instruments for teaching children to play. Traditional concert places include the House of the Blackheads, Hopner House, Swedish St. Michael’s Church and the National Library. 

Plácido Domingo and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
19.02.2019 20:00

Concert by one of the best-known and loved opera singers in the world, Plácido Domingo, accompanied on stage by the Estonian National Syphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jordi Benácer. Sopranos: Ana María Martinez, Micaëla Oeste and Elina Nechayeva.  

Tickets available at Piletilevi

Disco Tallinn – Kraak & Smaak live
22.02.2019 20:00 
Vaba Lava

Disco Tallinn organises a dinner party, with live music from Dutch musicians Kraak & Smaak. After the dining experience by one of Estonia’s leading chefs Peeter Pihel, the party continues with various local DJs.

Tickets are available at Piletilevi.

Made in Estonia
23.02.2019 22:00

The indoor music festival “Made in Estonia” brings you Estonia’s top DJs and dance music producers, who perform on two stages through the night. The line-up includes our export wonders Madison Mars and Syn Cole.

Tickets available at Ticketer.

20 years of Metsatöll
23.02.2019 20:00

The flagship of Estonian folk-metal, Metsatöll celebrates its 20th anniversary with a concert involving the Grammy-awarded Estonian National Male Choir, world’s first musical drone-instrument and, most importantly, the band itself at its finest.  

Tickets available at Piletilevi

Sports' Events


Prepare for the greatest of all the BMX and skateboarding events! Starting out as just as local hangout, Simple Session has now become one of world’s premier skateboarding and BMX contests. Over the years, Simple Session has hosted most of the top BMX and skateboard athletes. Expect some insane, mind-blowing action from top athletes from all over the world.

Tickets available at PiletileviTicketmaster (Finland), BiļešuServiss (Latvia), and BilietųPasaulis (Lithuania). 

Estonia - Serbia, FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 qualifiers
21.02.2019 19:00

Estonia plays in group L against Serbia in FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 qualifiers.

Tickets available at Piletilevi.

Performances, shows and stand-up

Fire Artists’ World Cup 2019
09.02.2019 17:00-20:00

The annual Fire Artists’ World Cup brings together international performers who compete and perform under the theme "The meeting place cannot be changed". 

Stand-up by Ciarán Dowd: “Don Rodolfo”
14.02.2019 20:00-21:20

Ciarán Dowd is a character-comedian and member of the critically acclaimed sketch group BEASTS. The show “Don Rodolpho“ won him the “Best Newcomer” title at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2018.

Tickets available at Piletilevi

Classical music meets stand-up: Igudesman & Joo “And Now Mozart”
21.02.2019 19:00

Igudesman and Joo’s shows combine classical music with comedy and popular culture. The violinist-pianist duo has been performing in concert halls and festivals all over the world. 

Tickets available at the concert hall's website

Fairs and Food Events

Sommelier’s Wine fair
07.-08.02.2019 12:00-22:00

Whether you are looking to complement your wine list, want to find a new house wine or simply wow your friends with some fabulous vintage, this is the place to be. 

Tickets available at Piletilevi

Eesti näituste messikeskus

The biggest travel trade fair in Estonia presents exclusive offers from Estonian travel agencies and tourism industry. Get to know the best spas and culinary areas in Estonia, start to plan your next trip and meet the team of VisitTallinn!

Tickets 5 euros at the door, or print a free entrance ticket from Tourest’s website.

Sweets’ festival
10.02.2019 10:00-18:00

Held for the first time, the Sweets Festival will bring together largely local sweets producers to present their sugary delights to children and adults alike. 

Tickets available at Piletilevi

New Exhibitions

Exhibition about Langebraun, Estonian porcelain maker
15.02-Dec 2019

Nikolai Langebraun’s factory was the main producer of decorated porcelain in Estonia in the 1920s and 1930s. Estonians still very much love and cherish its products, many of them becoming collectors’ items.  


Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978) was an American conceptual artist who fundamentally changed the way we see architecture. Curators: Sergio Bessa, Jessamyn Fiore (Bronx Museum) and Anu Allas.