Tallinn's Kalamaja Neighborhood Holds Annual Street Festival

A concert at Kalamaja Days in 2013. (Mailis Timmi)
5/16/2014 1:55 PM
Category: Society

The Kalamaja neighborhood of the capital will hold a festival for the sixth time this weekend, offering concerts, workshops garden cafés and a 120-meter community dinner table.

The theme of this year’s festival is “Kalamaja of the Future”, selected with a Facebook poll last year.

Events in Tallinn include an open-air fair, various cafés in the gardens of locals, flea markets for books and furniture, concerts and a bike tour of the area. The Telliskivi creative quarter on the border between the Kalamaja and Pelgulinn neighborhoods will host a multitude of events.

The main area of the festival is a section of Vana-Kalamaja street between Niine and Kotzebue streets, with pop-up cafés in various gardens throughout the area. On Saturday evening, the stretch of street will welcome the local community with a 120-meter dinner table.

Kalamaja, the area that recently made the top 20 of "most hipster districts in the world", has been subject to gentrification in recent years and accordingly, community life has become more and more active, complete with new cafés, festivals and street fairs.

The event is organized by Telliskivi Selts (Telliskivi Association), which brings together the active residents of the Kalamaja and Pelgulinn area, and a substantial financial boost came from the crowdfunding site Hooandja.


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