June 23, 2017
at 19:00 - 00:00
In the shortest night of the year, bonfires are lit in gorgeous places and their light is gleaming all over the land. No one may miss the Midsummer Day’s bonfire, otherwise they’ll be haunted by laziness and drowsiness for the whole year; those who fail to show up by the swing in Midsummer Day will be fading away at home and moulding by the fence. Let’s come together and celebrate the most beautiful time of the northern summer with a great party, music, dancing, singing and games! Tuulelõõtsutajad and Leigarid are inviting you to dance, passion is brought in the air by Svjata Vatra, romance by Trio Romansid.
It is the Estonian Open Air Museum where you might find your very own fern blossom!
7:00 p.m. The Midsummer Day’s bonfire lighting procession starts from the main gate. Bonfires are lit by the stage by Nätsi windmill, on the swinging ground and on the village green. Everyone is welcome!
7:45 p.m. Pritsu Brass perform
9, 10, 11 p.m. Tuulelõõtsutajad perform
11:45 p.m. The meeting of Dawn and Dusk
7:45 p.m. Trio Romansid perform
9:15 and 10:15 p.m. Svjata Vatra perform
The village green
7:45 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
On the village green you can take part in the Midsummer Day party just like in the end of the 19th century!
The folk art ensemble Leigarid would like to invite you to dance, sing and play.
It’s the year of 1817 and the family is gathered to celebrate the biggest summer holiday. Sauna is heating up, table is full of different festive dishes and singing, dancing is heard from around the bonfire.
Midsummer Eve on the year of 1917, right before the elections of council, is bringing together all the county people. Brass-wind instrument music, colorful performances, singalongs, tests of strenght but also intrigues… Lottery!
At 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. Pritsu Brass is performing.
The people of the farm are heating the sauna, making birch bath whisks and talk about brewing the beer.
Making of the fern blossom which brings eternal happiness.
Kolga farm sauna
All about magical beliefs and traditions of Midsummer Eve. Do you want to know what brings you Midsummer Eve?
In the 1930s quitar playing came more popular next to psaltery and consertina music. Enjoy the evening, sing beautiful Estonian songs along with quitar on the porch of Härjapea. Take an instrument or song with you!
The lady of Köstriaseme farm is telling stories about manual hay-making. She also teaches how to mow the lawn which has grown tall to Midsummer Eve.
Introduction of festive Midsummer Eve dishes: making of butter and sõir, instructional words of wisdom.
Delicious Midsummer Day dishes are served in Kolu Inn, by ÖKU Food Track and Maizipoisid by the stage by Nätsi windmill, by Rommel catering on the village green and by Amps and Street Pizza on the swinging ground and at Kuie school.
• Free buses with signs “Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Open Air Museum” leave from Sokos Hotel Viru in the city centre at 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 and 21:00. The buses return to the city centre at 22:30, 23:30, 00:30; departures from in front of the museum. On-demand stop at Kristiine Keskus shopping mall on return route. Free special bus from Väike-Õismäe at 18:00 and 19:00. Back to Väike-Õismäe from the Open Air Museum at 23:15 and 00:15.
• By car: Drive from city center along Paldiski road. Turn right (look for the sign „Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum“) before you reach Rocca al Mare shopping mall. Drive
along Vabaõhumuuseumi street to the gates of the museum. Free parking for museum visitors.
• Public transport: buses 21 and 21B leave Balti (central) Station and Vabaduse väljak in the centre of Tallinn and stop at the museum’s main gate (stop Rocca al Mare). Or take bus 22, 42, 43 from the city centre, get off at the Zoo stop. The museum is a 15 minute walk away along the seaside road. Back to the city centre takes bus nr 41 or 41B. For public transport timetables, visit soiduplaan.tallinn.ee
• City Tour: blue route buses stop by the museum’s main gate. Times: www.citytour.ee