Maikrahv recommends: things to do in May
May – the most beautiful time of the year! See what Maikrahv recommends to help you enjoy springtime in Tallinn!
- The City Day of Tallinn, May 15
The City Day of Tallinn was initiated to value the history of the city and being the citizen of Tallinn, as well as to introduce the present and the past of Estonian capital among us and aborad. This day has been celebrated since 2002 and is this time dedicated to the Estonian language. The City Day opening ceremony takes place at 12.00 in the Town Hall Square. Later that day Estonian film classics are shown at the Freedom Square and the day ends with a concert.
- Literary Festival HeadRead, May 22–26
The Tallinn HeadRead literary festival, like Tallinn itself, is small but perfectly formed. Run by Estonian writers, publishers and translators, the festival is a feast, a conversation and a joy, as the beautiful city opens up to interesting writers from all over the world. Winter has fled, the Summer is full of promise, and the festival unfolds as a marvellous party, held by the wittiest hosts, who look after their guests wonderfully well, engaging with them off, as well as on, the podium. Don’t forget to step in to some of Tallinn’s coolest shops of used books such as Raamatukoi, a few stepsd from Maikrahv and REaD – a fascinating escape in Pikk Street.
- Tallinn Old Town Days, May 30– June 2.
Tallinn Old Town Days mark the beginning of summer. Town Hall Square is the main venue of the festival that will soon celebrate its 40th anniversary. The days are filled with concerts and medieval program. A popular local band Ewert and The Two Dragons opens the festival on May 30th. Mark the dates to your calendar and read more about the programme here.
- Telliskivi Creative City
As the 21st century landed, the former Kalinin factory was an impenetrable colossus at the intersection of Kalamaja and Pelgulinna districts. Commoners had no business here.
In 2009, the dozy region started to wake up – Telliskivi Creative City was born, which became the pulse of the creative power at the city. Our first tenant, the HQ of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival were followed by a weekly flea market and a skate park called Haigla, or Hospital.
Today Telliskivi Creative City is a self-sufficient city that overflows with culture, design, street art, eateries and innovative businesses. On the other hand, Creative City is the largest creative business center in Estonia, which is home to 250 creative companies and organisations.
- Adventure Golf
We are expecting you to the first and only adventure golf centre in the Baltics. You can hold the best company event, birthday party and golf tournament with your friends in a jungle in the middle of Tallinn, right in the Freedom Square.15 mini golf courses equipped with never-before-seen special effects on three separate levels await you. Three courses are equipped with special effects, for which you need courage and a cool head to pass. The best visual effect is given by colour schemes, which glow inUV light.
Adnevture Golf Center guarantees a good time and memorable experiences to big as well as small.
And don’t forget that Maikrahv is aleays a good idea!
(Photo: Maret Põldveer-Turay, Toomas Volmer and Kadri Palm / Visit Tallinn)