Haapsalu Bluesfest “Augustibluus”
Location: Haapsalu (Estonia)
Augustibluus continues to attract with its absolutely positive atmosphere turning the small town of Haapsalu into a musical paradise. It is a must for everyone who loves good music. The main stage is nestled in the beautiful surroundings of the ancient Episcopal Castle, featuring both big names from the United States – the cradle of blues and Europe as well as exciting projects from the local performers. The daily program offers workshops, exhibitions and traditional acoustic concerts in the old railway station. Club 56 Blues in the Haapsalu Cultural Center will keep the jam going till the early hours. There will be over 30 concerts altogether on 7 stages, music can also be enjoyed in streets and open-air cafes.
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Take also the opportunity to discover the beautiful city of Haapsalu.Known as the ‘Venice of the North’, Haapsalu is a wonderful seaside spa town on the west coast of Estonia with warm waters and an abundance of curative mud. The first Haapsalu mud spa opened its doors in 1825 and Russian aristocracy were among the first guests. The town’s narrow streets, miniature town hall and romantic wooden dwelling houses line routes that seem to always take visitors back to the sea. One of the most beautiful wooden buildings in Estonia, the Kuursaal, stands on the seaside promenade and now houses a fine restaurant. The Dome Church of Haapsalu is the biggest single- naved church in the Baltic States and the most important historical and cultural monument of the town. In the baptistery window of the church Estonia’s most famous ghost, the White Lady, is said to appear each August when there’s a full moon. Legend says that she is the ghost of an Estonian girl, the illicit lover of a Canon, who was entombed in the wall.