KURESSAARE MARITIME FESTIVAL August 9-11th 2018

See you at the 22nd Kuressaare Maritime Festival on August 9-11th 2018 at Raiekivi säär and Kuressaare beach. The festival consists of the Fair, the Maritime area, Children’s Republic, great food&drink, amazing ships and thrilling attractions. Concerts and other performances take place on the Maritime and Beach stages, in the Chamber of Ideas and at the Folk square. In addition to that, there are many other fun activities, games, etc.

Last year, the festival was opened in the evening of August 10th 2017 at the grand Maritime stage. The opening ceremony was followed by a festive Swingers band concert with Tanja Mihhailova, Birgit Sarrap and Pearu Paulus. The opening evening was free! As were the programs of the Beach stage (Marek Sadam, Toomas Anni, Lõõtsavägilased, etc), the Chamber of Ideas (Vahur Kersna, Igor Mang, Mallukas, etc) and the Folk square.

Tickets included the Maritime stage evening concerts on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, we had the opportunity to see the legendary Anne Veski, the energetic Daniel Levi and of course the timeless Terminaator. On Saturday, we heard the retro Regatt and one of the most promising male singers in Estonia Jüri Pootsmann. This was followed by the grand closing ceremony and the high point of the festival – the main act KERLI!!!

Kerli Kõiv: „The island of Saaremaa is one of my favorite places in Estonia. This is where every part of the forest and each wave of the sea is full of magic. And this is why I am thrilled to bring my fairy tale land to Kuressaare Maritime Festival. Each of my performances is unique and this time I will be looking for inspiration from the old Estonian sea mythology. See you in Kuressaare!“

Odd news about the fire of the Sun falling into a sacred lake spread quickly. It all happened on an island, an island far-far away. Where could it be? When Pytheas from Massalia arrived here 4th century BC, it was clear, this was the island he’d been looking for. He made it to Thule. (inspired by the works of Lennart Meri)

The magic of waves, the spirit of time, the inherited force. Saaremaa, Ultima Thule.

Main sponsors: Kuressaare, Coop Saaremaa, BalbiinoGOSPA, Avision, Cramo

Organiser: Kuressaare Kultuurivara

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PROGRAMME 2017

Kuressaare Maritime Festival 2018 takes place on August 9-11th. The programme is not yet public.

Take a look at last year’s programme here.

SPONSORS

FESTIVAL AREA

Kuressaare Maritime Festival area is open on Friday from noon and Saturday from 10.00 AM. The opening evening (Thursday) activities take place by the Maritime stage, the rest of the area will be open on Friday.

 

STAGES

MARITIME STAGE – a powerful stage in a shape of a ship at the end of Raiekivi säär. Come and experience the free concerts during the day and/or buy a ticket for the evening programme.

BEACH STAGE – located at Kuressaare beach. There are concerts, games for prizes and street artists. This programme is free.

THE CHAMBER OF IDEAS – focuses on the subject of the festival. There are different lectures and other activities. This programme is free and in Estonian.

FOLK SQUARE – there are mainly folk dance performances. This programme is free.

 

AREAS

MARITIME AREA – the Maritime area enterprises introduce sea-themed activities, the subject of the festival and local entrepreneurship.

FAIR – there are a lot of different vendors offering sea-themed goods, eco friendly and natural products, domestic raw produce, toys and other goods for children, handicraft and design, etc.

ATTRACTIONS – attractions are for everyone, who likes a bit of adrenaline (both children and grown-ups).

CHILDREN’S REPUBLIC – offers fun activities (workshops, games, etc) and entertainment for children. This programme is free.

FOOD – there is great food offered by the Maritime stage and the Beach stage.

STREET FOOD – the Folk square food trucks offer a different variety of street food.

SHIPS – there are many powerful ships and other boats. Several offer rides.

ANTIQUITIES – as a traditional part of the festival, there is one part of the fair just for antiquity vendors.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration 2018 (fair, maritime area, food&drink, attractions) has not yet started. Keep an eye on the website!

To register antiquities, contact Andrus Aumees +372 5661 4155

EML Admiral Cowan Kuressaare coat of arms ship

Cowan

Kuressaare coat of arms ship is EML Admiral Cowan (mine hunter commanding officer is kaptenmajor Tanel Leetna).

The Treaty of Friendship between Kuressaare and EML Admiral Cowan was signed on May 9th 2008  at the Port of Roomassaare.

TICKETS

2018 ticket information is not yet public.

Tickets include the main stage (Maritime stage) evening concerts on Friday and Saturday.

The entry to the festival area, the opening night and many other concerts and activities are for free.

FRIDAY

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SATURDAY

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VOLUNTEER

Last day of registration was July 24th 2017. Come again next year!

GALLERY

MEDIA

Organisers

Tiiu Tammoja

TIIU TAMMOJA

main organiser

452 0701 / 505 9937

tiiu.tammoja@kuressaare.ee

Kristiina Maripuu

KRISTIINA MARIPUU

pr

455 0548 / 5745 0071

kristiina.maripuu@kuressaare.ee

Inga Merioja

INGA MERIOJA

sponsors

512 0849

inga.merioja@meediavork.ee

 

Liis Koppel

LIIS KOPPEL

maritime area,
the chamber of ideas

452 0705 / 5393 4494

liis.koppel@kuressaare.ee

Merle Vaha

MERLE VAHA

the fair

518 7614

merepaevad.kuressaare@gmail.com

Mati Talvistu

MATI TALVISTU

administrative management

452 0702 / 504 6059

mati.talvistu@kuressaare.ee

Heli Jalakas

HELI JALAKAS

boats

455 0557 / 569 15554

heli.jalakas@kuressaare.ee

location

Raiekivi säär
Kuressaare
Saare county

 

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Main Sponsors

Avision        Coop Saaremaa UUS  Cramo

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Organiser

Kuressaare Kultuurivara