The Tallinn Maritime Days 2015 edition will take place in July 17-19 and treat visitors to lots of exciting sea-themed activities and attractions. One of the highlights of the event will be a big squadron voyage – a maritime parade of ships, to be enjoyed by all of the festival’s visitors. Another unique attraction this year is a National Music Heritage Party that is held first time in Tallinn Maritime Days’ history and takes place in Old City Harbour’s cruise area.
The parade starts from Pirita Harbour and moves towards the Old City Harbour. Visitors can partake in the journey, seeing with their own eyes what a maritime parade is all about. The grandiose event will include more than 80 vessels, including the Swedish and Finnish sailing ships the Gerda, the Tre Kronor and the Linden and our own, Estonian sea beauty, the Kajsamoor.
In addition to the maritime parade, there will also be a Tour d’ÖÖ bicycle ride, which means that several hundred bicyclists will join the parade by land. The boats and bicycles will all start off at Pirita Harbour and finish at the Sea Plane and Old City Harbour’s.
The squadron voyage will be followed by the official opening of the Tallinn Maritime Days 2015. This will be a magnificent opera gala featuring opera stars Jassi Zahharov, Maria Listra and Oliver Kuusik, led by the well-known and beloved Martin Sildos. The musical will be performed by the Estonian National Youth Symphony Orchestra (Ü-ENSO). The opening of the Tallinn Maritime Days 2015, which takes place in Old City Harbour, will finish with a fireworks and laser show on the sea.
First time in Tallinn Maritime Days’ history a National Music Heritage Party is held. The event taking place on July 18th in Old City Harbour’s cruise area brings together national music promoters both, from Estonia and abroad. A dance and drumming troupe from Ghana, The Ghana Star Dance Company, can be considered one of the most exciting performers of the party. People are welcomed to enjoy the National Music Heritage Party with their own picnic blankets and baskets.
Tallinn Maritime Days will take pace in July 17-19, 2015. The event is organized by Port of Tallinn, the City of Tallinn, the Estonian Maritime Museum and the Estonian Historical Ship Society.
See the whole program of Tallinn Maritime Days 2015 here: www.tallinnamerepaevad.ee/uus/en/program