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Tallinn Day culminates on May 18 with the "Diverse City" concert-performance

Tallinn Day culminates on May 18 with the "Diverse City" concert-performance

This year, Tallinn Day celebrates the 776th anniversary of the granting of Lübeck rights. The festivities began on May 15 and will peak on Saturday, May 18, with several major events including the street festival Ghetto Games, the recycling festival UK Fest, the concert-performance "Multifaceted City," and much more. For the first time, Tallinn Night will also be celebrated as part of Tallinn Day.

"The granting of Lübeck rights in 1248 marks a historic moment for Tallinn, connecting us centuries ago with the legal, cultural, and economic space of European cities. Tallinn Day is a reminder of this important event and a tribute to our city's rich cultural and historical heritage," said Mayor Jevgeni Ossinovski. "I invite all fellow citizens to celebrate Tallinn Day together. The program is rich and offers activities for every age and taste."

Saturday, May 18, promises to be eventful with activities from morning until late evening.
From 10:00 to 17:00, the largest recycling festival in Tallinn, UK Fest, will take place in the Telliskivi Quarter, where people can give items a new life, both buying and selling. Traders include Uuskasutuskeskus, the Estonian Red Cross charity shop Punane Ristik, and the recycling organization Humana.

From 10:00 to 23:00, Nõmme district day will be celebrated in Vabaduse Park. A memorial bench for the speed skater Ants Antson will be unveiled on Kalda Street in Pääsküla at 10:00. Raised-bed gardening and pine seedling distribution will take place in the park at 12:00. At 14:00, a free concert will feature the band Põhja-Tallinn. The newly renovated Hiiu Stadium will open at 19:00. The full schedule is available here.

From 11:00 to 15:00, Citizen’s Day will take place at the Haabersti Tegevuskeskus (Activity Center), featuring performances by the center’s groups, a café, and a flea market. Ennetaja Kiirabi (The Rapid Response Ambulance), Health Board Poison Center, and Prügihunt will participate, with activities for children provided by the Väike-Õismäe library (event link here).

From 12:00 to 16:00, citizens young and old are invited to the Kesklinn District Family Day at Kadriorg Park near the Apollo statue. The event is free and will feature various performances, including a science theater and a singing studio, and a children’s play "UMKA the Polar Bear." The main act, Jarek Kasar, will perform at 15:00.
From 12:00 to 19:00, the energetic street sports festival Ghetto Games will take place at the Seaplane Harbour. The day will be filled with captivating street sports competitions and entertaining performances suitable for all ages (see the program). Admission to the festival is free.

From 13:30 to 16:00, various dance groups will perform at Vabaduse väljak. Highlights include the TalTech Cheerleaders’ dance and acrobatics routine and the performance by Estonia’s oldest Irish dance group, Solas. To conclude, folk dance groups and the Seto ensemble Kiiora will get the audience dancing. The day will be hosted by renowned dance leader Kalev Järvela.

From 18:00 to 21:30, music lovers and families are invited to Männi Park in Mustamäe, where DJ Andres Aljaste will set the mood, followed by Siim Koppel with a drum show.

From 20:00 to 22:00, enjoy the grand concert-performance "Diverse City" in Toompark, which tells the story of the city’s different eras, its people, and the cultural richness that together form the face of modern Tallinn. Special musical arrangements will merge the past with the present and various musical styles and cultures. Soloists include Heidy Tamme, Mihkel Raud, Tanel Padar, Synne Valtri, Tanja Mihhailova-Saar, and Reket. The performance is directed by Veiko Tubin and musically led by Siim Aimla. For Tallinn Day, the respectable Old Thomas will descend from the tower to see how the city folk are doing (portrayed by Mart Toome). The concert venue gates will open to visitors starting at 19:00.

From 20:00 to 23:00, the Tallinn Day afterparty takes place at Patarei Sea Fortress. Doors open at 20:00 with DJ Fieldz kicking off the party, followed by Púr Múdd and Grete Paia taking the stage at 22:00. Food and drinks will be available on-site; no outside food or drink is allowed.

Tallinn Night begins with the 74th Tour de'ÖÖ group bicycle ride (see additional info). Participants gather at Tondiraba Park at 19:30, and the ride starts at 20:00. After a relaxed 12 km, the destination is Vabaduse väljak, where at 21:30 the indie band Röövel Ööbik will perform.

All events of Tallinn Day are free. The full program can be found online and on Facebook under the keyword "Tallinna päev 2024."