Estonians from San Francisco and West Coast invite you to join us for the West Coast Estonian Days (LEP) and the world-wide ESTO joint festival from June 28th to July 1st 2013.
Over the years LEP and ESTO goals have always been to connect Estonians in foreign countries and to preserve Estonian culture and language. The keyword of the event in 2013 is “connect” which means to connect everybody and everything related to Estonia. The official program starts with a gorgeous and formal evening gala show. The guest performer will be our beloved Principal Dancer of San Francisco Ballet, Tiit Helimets, who will promote our event goals and will introduce Estonia to San Francisco. On the same day everyone can also participate in the business conference in Silicon Valley, the world’s technology and electronics center, with its information and research opportunities for visitors with technical interests.
The festival center will be in the Grand Hyatt hotel in the heart of the city, close to many unique sightseeing attractions and public transportation. At the same time we are planning to offer both traditional and contemporary Estonian music, dance, theater and the creative arts. We definitely will not miss the habitual speakeasy nights. There will be general interest lectures and seminars, meetings of affinity groups, a ball as well as the Song and Dance Festival familiar to all Estonians.
On the last day there will be a blessing ceremony of our festival, continued by traditional folk picnic at the picturesque Diablo Foothills Regional Park. We are going to be organizing gripping sports events, offering swimming opportunities, education workshops and joint singing and dancing. Also, there will be morning and evening activities for children so that their parents can have fun and a good vacation
Get more information on our evolving web site LEP-ESTO2013.COM and on Facebook. If you have questions please don’t hesitate to ask Evelin Kasenõmm via email .
One of the world’s favorite tourism cities, San Francisco, is expecting all of you to come to meet old friends and find new connections!
Press release. 3/19/2012. Dear Estonians and our friends all over the world!!