ESTONIA: BEER SUMMER
July 4 - 8
If you've never been to Estonia's biggest summer event, this is your year to try. Despite the name, this massive festival held in the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds is more about music than it is about beer. The nation's best-known acts, as well as about 100 up-and-coming groups, play throughout the week on the festival's ten stages. There's also games for the kids, plenty of roasting pork and other attractions.
More info: www.ollesummer.ee
LATVIA: FISHERMEN AND SEA FESTIVAL
July 13 - 14
There are a lot of "fisherman festivals" going on in Latvia this month, but the one in Pavilosta, a coastal town where the old fishing traditions and ambiance of times past never quite died out, claims to be the most authentic. The festival has been held here each year since 1936. Breaks from the traditional activities include a beach disco, volleyball, a pirate show and fireworks.
More info: www.notikumi.lv
LITHUANIA: DAYS OF LIVE ARCHAEOLOGY
July 6 - 8
Visitors to this international festival of experimental archaeology in Kernave will have the rare chance to get in touch with the archaic crafts of centuries past. The solemn peace of the Kernave hill-forts will be broken 's temporarily 's as visitors are surrounded by the sounds of clanging warriors' weapons. Visitors will also be able to see wares made by skillful craftsmen from Lithuania and neighboring countries and listen to the sounds of archaic music.
More info: www.kernave.org