So what to do in Tartu while you are here? We are assembling links to help you find your way around.
First, a few web resources
Kultuuriaken – This is a calendar of cultural and entertainment events taking place in the city. You can switch the site to English, though most of the events disappear. What to do? Don’t be shy about asking for help with translation. Most people in Tartu speak English very well.
Kultuurikalendar – This is a second resource, giving just a list of events
Our Calendar — We are just getting started with this. So keep coming back as we fill this out.
- Tartu Maraton – for skiiers
- Student Spring Days
- Jaanipäev (St. John’s Day) – One of the biggest holidays of the year that takes place between June 23 and 24. It is very important but also a relatively relaxed sort of holiday where everyone finds a place to share an outdoor fire, sauna, grill, singing, drinking, talking … you get the idea. There is a catch. The partying generally goes on until the next day.
- Hansa Days – July 22 to 24. During these days, the whole town takes a break to come to the center of town, walk around, shop, eat and drink. Lots of arts and crafts and all sorts of things for sale. Very low key and lots of fun.