Traditionally Tallinn Day is celebrated on 15 May, this year the events will take place on 14–15 May. With Tallinn Day, we celebrate the granting of the Lübeck City Law to the city in 1248, which allowed Tallinn to join the Union of European Cities. The aim of Tallinn Day is to celebrate the history of the city and the Tallinn people, as well as to showcase the city's history and present.
Tallinn Day 2023. Programme
7:00 – Bird watching tour starting from Pikakari beach car parking area, guided by a hobbyist ornithologist Peep Veedla. Register here
Bird and nature tours in Paljassaare nature conservation area are part of Tallinn 2019–2024 CoastNet LIFE "Restoring the Baltic coastal habitat networks" project. One of the project's goals is to revive the Paljassaare coastal meadow.
10:00 Ceremonial opening of the gate on Lühike jalg street by the Prime Minister of Estonia, Kaja Kallas, and Tallinn City Mayor, Mihhail Kõlvart
Event on Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak):
12:00–14:00 Tallinn folk dance groups
Events at Kadrioru Park:
15:00 Live performance by Andreas
16:15 Live performance by Ollie
17:30 Live performance by Ivo Linna & Supernova and guests Kaire Vilgats & Ott Lepland
10:30 – Opening ceremony of Tallinn Day at Raekoja plats. Live music by the Tallinn Police Orchestra.
10:30 – Town Hall (Raekoda) is open to all visitors for free until 18:30.
12:00 – Tallinn Day dictation at Tallinn Zoo (see also event on Facebook)
13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00 – "History tram" will start its tour from stop "Vana-Lõuna". Registration opens in May on Fienta. More info: linnamuuseum.ee
18:00 – Guided tour of the City of Music „Old Town cellars“ with Brigitta Davidjants (tour in Estonian). Registration opens in May. More info: tallinn.ee/kultuur
18:00 – Guided tour “Seven centuries of Pirita monastery”. Tour starts at the gate tower of the Pirita monastery.
Tour talks about the life in monastery in the Middle Ages as well as today. We are looking for a secret underground passage and golden ring belonging to a nun, remind the times of 1980s Olympic Regatta and the beginning of reindependence days, connect "Viimne reliikvia" ("The Last Relic") and Melchior the Apothecary. Register: email@example.com or via phone 683 0955.
19:00 – Award presentation ceremony for City Awardees followed by a concert. This event is invite-only.
On Monday, 15 May, Tallinn City Life Museum and Kiek in de Kök Fortifications Museum will be open with admission fee of €1 for everyone!
ONLINE LITERARY QUIZ
On 15 May, it is again possible to test your knowledge in Estonian literature and literary Tallinn with a quiz at Postimees Book Portal created by the Tallinn Literary Centre.