Big events in Tallinn this autumn

Tallinn offers events for the body and soul during the long dark evenings of autumn.

SEB Tallinn Marathon, 8–10 September

The SEB Tallinn Marathon, taking place in the second weekend of September, has a new programme and a completely new course.

Light walks in Kadriorg, 20–21 September

The annual festival, taking place in Kadrioru Park, celebrates the end of summer and beginning of autumn. Thousands of candles are lit and light installations are placed all around the park. Traditionally, local artists give concerts, and the evening  ends with a firework display.

For the first time, the festival takes place over two days, to mark the celebrations of Kadriorg's 300th anniversary in 2018.

Tallinn Handicraft Fair, 27–29 October

This great autumn sale of Estonian handicraft takes place at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds.

Tallinn Restaurant Week, 1–7 November

Tallinn Restaurant Week offers a great opportunity to visit the various restaurants of Tallinn, which have created special menus for this event. Enjoy delicious experiences at different participating restaurants, each of which have their own style. The event has become so popular, that as of 2017, it takes place twice a year – in spring and autumn.

St Martin`s Day Fair, 16–19 November

St Martin's Day Fair is Estonia's largest handicraft and folkloric lifestyle event. Estonia's best handicraft items are presented and sold at the fair. Schools teaching crafts, museums and other related organisations offer specialist workshops to handicraft lovers and craft activities to children. St Martin's Fair is held on the weekend closest to St Martin's Day, from Thursday to Sunday. By the way, this is a great place to get Christmas presents!

Black Nights Film Festival PÖFF, from 7 November until 3 December

PÖFF is among the 15 most influential film festivals in the world, bringing world cinema in all its colours to the Estonian public and offering food for thought to a variety of tastes and ages. The festival consists of the main programme, three sub-festivals, and film and co-production markets.

Christmas Market on Town Hall Square, from 17 November until 7 January

The fairytale atmosphere of the Christmas market, which is held on Town Hall Square in Tallinn, makes anything possible! At the heart of it all – apart from Santa and his reindeer, who are eternal favourites with the kids – is Estonia's most famous Christmas tree, surrounded by little huts selling their wares. Here you will find handicraft specialists, alongside seasonal Estonian food and drink.

Source: VisitTallinn