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Estonians know that the heart of the Estonian sea beats in Saaremaa. The Maritime Festival is based on the small Baltic Sea and highlights the long voyages and explorations of Estonians and the trips across the ocean by the Saaremaa seamen.

You can watch the traditional marine festival regatta and demonstrations of different vessels in the yacht marina. Kids can have fun at the Kuressaare beach and park. The Marine Festival also includes the handicraft and haakrik fair at Tori inlet.

Saaremaa Maritime Week 2014

PROGRAM

1. August Laimjala Short Nights’ Film Festival a.k.a. LLÖÖFF 2014. Ticketed event.


1.-9. August Coastal People’s Sea Food Week in Loona manor.

The guided walking tours through water start from Loona manor, the centre of Vilsandi National Park, to the island of Vilsandi, also the boat trips to Vilsandi and to see the seals. You can also go to the island of Abruka! Please see more at http://parimusmatkad.ee/ Ticketed
2. August Saaremaa Surf village in Mändjala beach; organiser Mändjala Surf Club.
2. August Maritime party in Kaldu harbour in Tornimäe.
2. August Coastal people’s day in Veere harbour; organisers Kihelkonna community centre and Veere Harbour Pub.
2.-3. August TRADEHOUSE CUP Estonian Championship in beach volley and CREDIT 24 Summer Volley Festival in Kuressaare beach.
3. August Kõrsikud „Tule ja jää“ (‘Come and stay’) in Sõrve Visitor Centre’s party house. Ticketed event.
3. August Ain Anger’s concert in Kihelkonna church; organiser Kihelkonna congregation.
5. August Porcelain and glass paintings’ workshop in Wine&Art Gallery in Veere harbour. Participation fee.
7. August Sea paintings’s workshop in the coast next to Veere harbour; organiser Wine&Art Gallery. Participation fee.
7. August Concert by Silver Sepp and Kristiina Ehin in Abruka harbour. The concert is free, possibility to make donations, tickets needed for ferry ride.
7. August
12:00 Orienteering for motor boats in Muratsi and Sepamaa gulfs. Minimum numbers of contestants is 2. Time limit 1.5 hours in Muratsi harbour. Information and registration – phone no. 527 6033 or on site as of 10:00. Great prizes. NB! Boats can be launched on site.
19:00 Maritime carneval, director Tõnis Kipper, dance music by VIRVIK.
People in maritime costumes, also children can attend for free, ticket for others € 5. Dancing continues until the last person drops.
7. August 19:00 Kärla Triip (Kärla Stripe) main performer Singer Vinger. In Kärla Park. Ticketed event.
7. August 20:00 Big Ship comes again! LE GRAND BATEAU from Belgium. In Arensburg Hotel & Spa. Ticket € 12 in pre-sale, on the date € 14.
8.-9. August Kuressaare Maritime Festival.
9. August Karaoke Night Song Festival with beloved artist in the yard of Veere Harbour Pub (organiser Veere Harbour Pub).
9. August Lõunaranna (South Coast) Harbour day in Muhu. Ticketed event.
*10. august 11:00 4. Sõrvemaa heritage day ‘Let’s build a boat’ in Salme coast park.

18th Maritime Festival of Kuressaare

PROGRAM
Friday 8th August
11.00 – visionary seminar of small vessel building “Serious talks in the mess” – New solutions in small vessel building, in the conference hall of Meri Spa. Additional information and registration!
14.00 – Raiekivi Peninsula – old and new ships, sea area, sea fair, handicraft fair, youth area, etc.
14.00 – opened yards of Marine Street along Lossi Street to the Castle yard – literature yard, children’s yard, yard of children’s theatre, jazz yard, gymnastics yard, history yard
Boat parking opened in the central square
14.00 – Jaan Roose’s workshop of slack-line on Raiekivi Peninsula
14.00 – Saaremaa People’s Theatre – family performance “Jänes Lontkõrv,” based on the motifs of Sergei Mihhalkov in the YARD OF CHILDREN’S THEATRE (address). Ticket 5€
15.00 – public discussion „How to preserve the memory of Bellingshausen in Kuressaare?“ IN HISTORY YARD, in the Festive Refectory of Kuressaare Castle.
Everybody is welcome!
15.00 – animation workshop “Life in Sea Waves” in the big tent
15.00 – a journey to maritime places from Kuressaare to Salme. (Guided bus tour).
Bus leaves in front of Meri Hotel. Tickets available on site, one ticket 7 €.
16.00 – Jaan Roose’s workshop of slack-line on Raiekivi Peninsula
16.00 – Saaremaa People’s Theatre – family performance “Jänes Lontkõrv,” based on the motifs of Sergei Mihhalkov in the YARD OF CHILDREN’S THEATRE (address).
Ticket 5€.
16.00 – Margus Kadarik’s exhibition of medals and sculptures “The Story of the People by the Sea” opening in the Town Hall Gallery
17.00 – a journey to maritime places from Kuressaare to Salme. (Guided bus tour).
Bus leaves in front of Meri Hotel. Tickets available on site, one ticket 7 €.
19.00 – opening of the Maritime Festival at sea, in the air and on land! Participants: squadron of Saaremaa Sea Sport Union, slackliners of Jaan Roose & Co, parachutists of Parasummer.
Concert of Estonia Brass, conductor Andres Peetson, soloist Pirjo Levandi
22.00 – Sea Party – Captain Padar and cabin boy Lepland with the band The SUN.
Party continued with the band ONUD in the big tent. Ticket 8 €
Afterparty of the Maritime Festival in Club DIVA. Entrance with the handband(ticket) of the Maritime Festival free
During the Maritime Festival visit the research vessel “Salme“, Muhu sailing boat, old and new wooden boats and vessels by Estonian small vessel builders –
Saturday 9th August
10.00 – Raiekivi Peninsula – old and new ships, sea area, sea fair, handicraft fair, youth area, etc.
10.00 – opened yards of Marine Street along Lossi Street to the Castle yard – literature yard, children’s yard, yard of children’s theatre, jazz yard, gymnastics yard, history yard
10.00 – Saaremaa Open Championship in beach volleyball – Cup of the Golden Flat Fish in Titerand
11.00 – workshop of the art of coastal people in the big tent
11.00 – parade of warriors in the town centre
11.20 – improvised battle of World War II HISTORY YARD (Castle yard)
11.30 – folk show of different nations on Raiekivi Peninsula
12.00 – conference of maritime history “Saaremaa and Muhu fish industries yesterday, today and tomorrow“ in the conference hall of GO Spa
12.00 – Jaan Roose’s workshop of slack-line on Raiekivi Peninsula
13.00 – Eduard Kanevski’s FLYBOARD show in Roomassaare Harbour
14.00 – Optimists Regatta in the Tori Bay
15.00 – a journey to maritime places from Kuressaare to Salme. (Guided bus tour).
Bus leaves in front of Meri Hotel. Tickets available on site, one ticket 7 €.
15.00 – Jaan Roose’s workshop of slack-line on Raiekivi Peninsula
16.00 – sing-along of sea songs together with Meremälukas in the big tent
17.00 – a journey to maritime places from Kuressaare to Salme. (Guided bus tour).
Bus leaves in front of Meri Hotel. Tickets available on site, one ticket 7 €.
22.00 – Harbour party with the young and restless – KINGI SIX, SIERRA BLACK, dance music by KEKSI, best Latvian rock’n’roll band. 11 hot men on the stage! / Ticket 8 €
24:00 Video performance on the wall of Kuressaare Castle together with fireworks. (Graphics: Taavi “Miizu” Varm, music: Sven Grünberg)
24:20 Afterparty with Keksi continued…

Afterparty of Maritime Festival in Club DIVA. Entrance with the Maritime Festival handband(ticket) free
During the Maritime Festival visit research vessel “Salme“, Muhu sailing boat, old and new wooden ships and vessels by Estonian small vessel builders

Source: http://www.visitestonia.com/en/kuressaare-maritime-festival