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Hanseatic Days to offer city residents a diverse programme

Hanseatic Days Foto: Tarmo Haud

4 July / Tartu Hanseatic Days will be taking place from 7-8 July, complete with a number of theme-based towns and the bountiful Hanseatic Fair.


On the concert stage of Children’s Town, located on Dome Hill, a number of musical groups will be performing and Piret Päär will be reading fairy tales. In addition, there will be a number of different workshops for the children to enjoy, such as the SPARK Maker Lab, where the children will be able to craft trivets and balloon cars or instead try their hand at making a sock puppet.


Science Town will be open by the ruins of the Dome Church and by the Tartu Old Observatory, where everyone interested is invited to take part in the many discoveries of science. The complex world of science becomes much simpler, easier to understand and engaging in these workshops, programmes and presentations.


This year, the festival's main stage is located in Poe Street Park, and more than 20 different musical ensembles will be taking the stage over two days. The Festival’s main event is the Liisi Koikson concert on Saturday night, and on Sunday the Salvador Sax Quartet, Tartu Saksikoor and Big Band Tartu will be celebrating their big birthdays with a concert.


The exciting Iron Town will be located around the Tasku Shopping Centre, where one can enjoy the old car show and cheer on Iron Town’s Strongmen while they are testing their strength; also on display will be rescue equipment and time can be spent in the activity room of the sport’s museum.


Along Küüni Street and in the vicinity thereof is where the bountiful Hanseatic Fair can be found, where trade in handicrafts, food products, food dishes and much more will be taking place. A total of 400 traders from every county in Estonia, as well as Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Russia will be coming to the Fair. The Hanseatic Fair will be open from 10-20 on Saturday and 10-16 on Sunday.


A Viking area will be open next to Atlantis; an animal area will be open behind the University’s main building; and blacksmiths and chimney sweeps will be demonstrating their skills near the Skytte Monument, on Dome Hill.


Additional information: hansapaevad.ee



Last changed 04.07.2018