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Summers in Saaremaa are full of various events: concerts, festivals, sports competitions, workshops – just make your choice!

As a tradition, our summer is opened by the Castle Moat Boat Race, during which you can see funny craft of any shape and size competing. For the week of Saaremaa Opera Days, a huge opera tent appears in the castle yard and a magnificent opera house is ready – red carpets, white chairs, huge chandeliers, in a word, everything that an opera house is.

In a cosier atmosphere, in a true village environment it is possible to listen to music in July. The Muhu Future Music Festival features famous international musicians and attracts jazz fans from far and aside. In July, those keen on clerical music can enjoy the festivals “The Sonorous Sounds of the Organs of Saaremaa” and “Kihelkonna Days of Clerical Music”.

At the beginning of August, Kuressaare as a resort town is celebrated with Maritime Days. Years ago, it started with a couple of days of the sea related events. Today it has developed into a festival lasting for several weeks. During the Saaremaa Maritime Week, preceding the Kuressaare Maritime Days, culture events take place in many small harbours all over Saaremaa.

To those with hearts for more serious music, Kuressaare Chamber Music Days offer splendid experiences in August ( Sports people wait for October as hundreds of car racing fans can gather for Saaremaa Rally then. In October, also the Three Days Running Race and Karujärve Cycling Marathon take place.

Throughout summer, both local people and holiday makers can enjoy folk culture events and summer music concerts in the castle park and yard as well as live music in restaurants.