In 1249 Tallinn gained Lubeck city rights, giving it admission to the league of European cities. Tallinn Day commemorates this significant historical event. The day was first held in 2002. The organisation's goals were to raise Tallinners sense of their own city and to offer both citizens and visitors all sorts of free, cultural happenings in the spring Tallinn.
Tallinn Day this year takes place on the same date as Museum night. After official closing hours museums are putting on lots of exciting after hours events - all for free. This year Museum night’s theme is “stories in the night”.
Further information (in Estonian): www.muuseum.ee
Tallinn Day is also the official launch of Tallinn 2011 full program with the theme “Stories of the Seashore”- when the city becomes European Capital of Culture. The whole of Freedom Square will be filled with cultural capital activities.
Tallinn Card - all inclusicve city card is offering a 30% discount on May 15!
Further information: www.tallinncard.ee
Tallinn Day program:
9:00 Fish market opening. Go to the Fish port, Kalaranna street 1.
10:00 Chimney sweep sculpture opening. The crossing of Vana Post and Suur-Karja streets.
13:00 Tallinn Day opening, Town Hall Square.
13:10 Parade “Reval meets Tallinn“, Town Hall Square through Harju street to Freedom Square.
15:00 Planting the Chopin roses – Chopin Year 2010. In front of music school named for noted Estonian composer George Ots, Vabaduse väljak 4.
18:00 Museum Night 2010 Stories in the night!
Tallinn’s museums and the Lutheran churches in the central town have free entry from 6-10 pm. Take in the exciting sights and exquisite concerts. For additional information visit www.muuseum.ee
19:00 Concert “Spring Evening with Mozart”, Tallinn Philharmonic Society and Eri Klas at the House of Black Heads. For additional information www.filharmoonia.ee.
20:00 Procession “In the tracks of Lubeck Rights”
The medieval procession begins in front of Town Hall and ends at the Town Hall Pharmacy. Performances are by theatres operating at the Tallinn Toom Club.
Culture Capital Tallinn 2011 program “Stories of the Seashore”, at Freedom Square:
13.00 Circus studio Folio presents: Circus tree.
13.30 Welcome ceremony by Tallinn's Mayor and Tallinn 2011 representatives.
13.45 Drum-It presents: Youth drum orchestra.
14.15 Theatre Treff presents: High school musical.
14.45 Simpel Session presents: extreme sport show.
15.05 Tallinn 2011 presents: Stories of the seashore.
15.25 Greetings from Culture Capital 2011 city Turku.
15.30 European cultural capital mixed choir presents: The XI Youth Song and Dance Celebration.
16.00 Roof cinema presents: KINO (Cinema)
16.10 Estonia Ballet presents: Pure beauty
16.40 New World Society presents: Community Tools
17.00 Russian Theatre presents: P. Handke “An hour in which we didn’t know each other” public casting.
18.00 Ensemble MAHAVOK concert.
Tallinn Day, May 15