More events in Estonia
In case you plan on staying in Estonia for a longer period, find some suggestions for activities here.
Before Craft Camp:
4.–7. July 2019 - the Estonian national Song and Dance Celebration
The Song Celebration tradition began with the first Song Celebration organized by Johann Voldemar Jannsen and the “Vanemuine” society in Tartu on 18.–20. June 1869. 51 male choirs and brass bands encompassing 845 singers and musicians gathered in Tartu. With a few exceptions, the number of singers has been growing gradually, reaching 30,000 singers in 2014. The theme of this year's festival is borrowed from a beloved choire song - My Fatherland is My Love. This is a weekend of a nation-wide celebration when Estonians boost their self-esteem as the "singing nation".
After Craft Camp:
11.–14. July 2019 - Medieval Days in Tallinn Old Town
During the Medieval Days you are able to feel the atmosphere of the flourishing Hanseatic era. A large medieval market is set up in the Town Hall Square with merchants and workshops. Musicians and dancers from near and far take the stage. There are various workshops, excursions and theatre performances.
14.-20. July 2019 - Craft Camp follow-up tour
Heritage Tours has created several different routes with variable activities during the last 10 years. Main theme of these tours has always been using local heritage and nature in producing new qualities for today’s demanding customer. In the coming year they will offer a handicraft themed tour.
To get an even wider insight into Estonian culture, crafts, people and heritage why not take an additional week to gain an insight into traditional men’s and women’s crafts, but with a modern twist and application. The tour takes you to the summer capital Pärnu, Muhu and Saaremaa islands, lace centre Haapsalu and suburbs of Tallinn.