Most Anticipated Events of Tartu 2024

This blog post was written by our student ambassador Connor, a Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society program student at University of Tartu.


Another year down in the 21st century, and the city of Tartu, Estonia, could not be more excited for this year as Tartu is the European Capital of Culture for 2024.

What is the European Capital of Culture?

The European Capitals of Culture (ECOC) is an initiative under the European Union (EU) designed to promote cultural diversity on the European continent and foster an environment where people can share their experiences and learn from one another.

Tartu was selected as the representative for 2024. The economic impact is an essential undertone of the initiative. With the spotlight on Tartu, more visitors are expected to come, meaning more mouths to feed and heads for beds—the financial additives to being the cultural capital increase significantly.

Why was Tartu selected?

Tartu 2024


Like Bodo, Norway, and Bad Ischl, Austria, Tartu represents European communities often overlooked for more popular and well-known destinations.

Tartu is an open and welcoming city. With hundreds of international students and thousands of Estonians flocking to Estonia's intellectual capital yearly, the community offers a vibrant, happy-go-lucky yet informed and romantic atmosphere.

(I actually don’t know the exact reason, but if you ask me, that’s the correct answer)


Best Tartu 2024 Events

Tartu court

The Supreme Court of Estonia. Photo: Visit Tartu

Now that we covered the basics of Tartu 2024 let’s jump into the events. Keep in mind this list is highly biased, according to me. You can skip to the next section if you’re looking for the most popular anticipated events.

Here are the events I’m most looking forward to:

Most Anticipated Tartu 2024 Events

Andrus Liivamäe


Photo credit: Andrus Liivamäe

​​​​​*even though the concert is already sold out, it’s important to include it as tickets for popular shows quickly vanish - so don’t wait!

Final Comments

I recommend heading to Visit Estonia for complete list of anticipated popular events by category. Overall, no matter your interests or hobbies, there’s something fun and entertaining here for you.


Feel free to write to any of the student ambassadors or the Study in Estonia team. We’re excited for this year and want to see you here studying and enjoying what Tartu in 2024 has to offer.

See you soon in Tartu!



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