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European Capital of Culture recommends: This summer’s best experiences in Tartu and Southern Estonia

This year, Tartu 2024 will spend the summer travelling around Tartu and Southern Estonia. Summer in the European Capital of Culture is colourful and full of exciting events for both locals and visitors. See what we have planned this year and come visit us!

Rahvamass Tartu 2024 suure postri juures.
13. Jul Kaidi-Lisa Kivisalu

“Tartu 2024 presents” programme at the Car-free avenue brings concerts from soul star Rita Ray to Horoskoop to the public. Southern Estonia invites people to the Sisevete festival in Räpina and the Estonian Movement and Well-being festival in Elva, among other events. Technology and art farm MAAJAAM opens its doors to everyone during the Open Farm Days.

Exciting concerts in the heart of Tartu

For the third year in a row, the European Capital of Culture brings a cultural programme to the Car-free avenue in the centre of Tartu in cooperation with the Tiigi society house and the City of Tartu. From the beginning of July until the middle of August, everyone can participate in concerts, dance nights, a food market and many other events.

Rita Ray (16.07), Horoskoop and Heidy Tamme (23.07), Raul Ojamaa (29.07) and Ewert and the Two Dragons (14.08) will perform as part of the “Tartu 2024 presents” programme. On June 1, Justament and Stefan opened the Car-free Avenue.

Experiences in South Estonia

Summer in South Estonia is full of events highlighting the local uniqueness. This summer, Tartu 2024 will visit all 19 municipalities in Southern Estonia, which together with Tartu hold the title of European Capital of Culture. In the coming weeks, we will be present at the Sisevete festival in Räpina (16.07), the Manor Days in Luunja (29.07), the Estonian Movement and Welfare Festival in Elva (31.07) and the Ökofestival in Karilatsi Open Air Museum (21.08).

Meet us this summer!