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27. - 29. Sep

Street Games Festival

10:00 - 21:00

Tartu city | Tartu

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Do you remember how to play? In September 2024 we will run, jump, hide, seek and explore in the beautiful city of Tartu during the games prepared by game designers from all over Europe. Street Games Festival is a part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.

Street Games Festival strikes back! This time we will run, jump, hide, seek and explore in the beautiful city of Tartu – European Capital of Culture 2024.
Phenomenon of street games (urban games, pervasive games) became interesting for many players across the globe in the last 20 years. Yet, it is still fresh and inspiring to play games in public spaces.
Playing is the first activity that humans experience. In adult life we become focused on “serious things” and tend to forget how to play. However – playing brings benefits that are hard to achieve in other way – connection with other people and generations, spirit of adventure, pleasure of exploring new places and joy of winning. Street games are focused on playing in the public spaces as well using its elements in the games’ stories and mechanics.

We invite you to join our celebration of play – Street Games Festival in September 2024 in Tartu. Experience a really unique urban adventure with us!

Main topic of the festival is: INTERSPACES.
Interesting things often happen in between – between people, cultures, different spaces. In this festival we would like to explore these areas of meeting and blending.

Where?
Main festival venue will be created in the city centre of Tartu. Most of the games will start there, however we will also explore other districts of the city.

What games?
In the beginning of 2024 we will announce an open call and invite game designers from Estonia as well as from the rest of Europe. We will carefully select games and work with designers to adapt them to Tartu conditions.
Full programme of the festival will be announced in the summer 2024.

Who can come?
We don’t know yet what exact games we will choose for the festival, however we will try to select varied and diverse games that might interest people of various age, interests, views.
Usually our games are played by adults, but kids (sometimes together with their parents) are also welcome for most of them. We would love to see senior citizens playing our games as well!
After choosing the games we will also give our recommendations concerning participation of people with special needs.

Project Street Games Festival is a part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.

If you want to grab a bite or need a place to stay, see what the Tartu 2024 hospitality network offers in the area: https://tartu2024.ee/recommendations-tartucity

Languages

  • EST
  • ENG

Accessibility

  • Partially accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Partially accessible for the visually impaired
  • Partially accessible for the hearing impaired
  • Partially accessible for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Family friendly with a toddler
  • Visitors with well-behaved pets

Organiser

Departament Gier

Location

Tartu, Eesti

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