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Augustiunetus (August Insomnia) is a phenomenon never seen before. Initiated by a bunch of enthusiasts from Pärnu who all believe that summer nights cannot be wasted on sleeping. 
In nine years, Augustiunetus has become the second largest and one of the most popular festivals in Pärnu. For one night and one night only the streets of the old town become alive and are fulfilled with never before seen art, music and dance created on the spot. In order to experience this special something, you need to be herer yourself.
The programme consists of different timely performances, workshops and lectures, but something will definitely happen spontaneusly, whether you like it or not, right here and right now. So be ready to just walk into something you did not expect. In addition to this, there will be cafés and art and craft salesmen all around the festival to treat your needs and lust for spending.
Wear your best smile. We will be waiting here for you.

Programme 2018


at Kuninga and Hospidali crossroad

5 pm Estonian Suzuki Association violinists
8 pm performance by Vesi Päästab
9 pm Swing music on vinyl by Valter Parve
10 pm to 11.15 pm performance by Puuluup 
11.30 pm Fire Dancers 
At midnight Pärnu BodyPaint Festival show


7.45 pm Augustiunetus’ Pyjama Run


6 pm Siim Arusaar’s Drum School’s drum parade
8 pm
Dance Walk
9 pm Siim Arusaar’s Drum School’s drum parade


in Brackmann Park

5 pm to 6 pm La Clave Dance Workshop “Bachata and Salsa”
6 pm to 7 pm Actor Andrus Vaarik speaking about creatively doing nothing (in Estonian)
7 pm to 7.45 pm Psychiatrist and sleep specialist Dr Hion speaking about the importance of sleeping well (in Estonian)
8 pm to 9 pm
Dj Muki Mai playing tracks of different world music
9 pm to 10.30 pm Nude Art Painting Symposiom 
10.30 pm to midnight 
TØm vs. Atompunk: House Showdown
Midnight to 2 am Midnight Hike(priced, preregistration required)


3 pm Imatra Concert Band (FIN)
9.30 pm
Fire Dancers


4 pm Children’s Flea Market


6.00 pm Qigong workout 
6.30 pm folk dance group Tuurit-Tuurit’s performance
7.00 pm performance by Pärnu Djembering
7. 30 pm 6.00 pm Qigong workout

8.00 pm Eva-Lotta Vunder & Madis Meister


6 pm Dj Karl Kallas
8 pm Steven Ilves
9 pm Dj Karl Kallas.


Hospidali Street 3

11 pm to 2 am Performance by Pätikiisud

Akadeemia Street 7

Augustiunetus´ official afterparty!

At midnight Sibyl Vane
1.15 am DND

Doors open at 10 pm. Tickets EUR10/EUR15



Pop-up dance performances by Anna Raudkats’ Folk Dance Group
Miniature gardens
inspired by fairytales at Kuninga Street 32 
12 pm to 3 pm – multicultural Pärnu – “Estonia 100” celebration – different minority groups in Estonia and abroad will take the stage. At 4.45 pm to 8 pm the same groups will take stage at the Cultural Association of Ingrian Finns in Pärnu’s courtyard (Lõuna Street 18)
2 pm to 8 pm Pop-up cafe “Mona” (Hommiku Street 9) – Pärnu Music Fair. 5 pm – Pärnu music Quiz (in Estonian, no preregistration required)
2 pm Guided tour about the people and buildings of Kuninga street (in Estonian, EUR3)
2 pm to midnight TÜRMi Pargipõks at Koidula Park Cafe (Kuninga Street 38)
4 pm and 5 pm Guided tours in Pärnu Citizen’s Home Museum (Nikolai Street 8) (in Estonian)
4 pm to midnight Dj PhilGood in front of Mon Ami Restaurant (Kuninga Street 11)
5.45 pm Tango Flashmob at the corner of Rüütli and Hommiku Street
6 pm
Fashion and Food at Villa Ammende (priced)
6 pm Argentine Tango Cafe (Rüütli Street next to Jakobson Park) – introduction of Argentine tango and the milonga culture. 6.30 pm to 12.30 am Augustiunetus’ Milonga
9 pm Performances by professional Argentine Tango dancers. 
6 pm to 2 am Champagne tasting and sabrage at Cafe Grand (Kuninga Street 25). 
6 pm Bus “Üks” (Hommiku Street 6) – performance by Hingepande, 8.30 pm performance by Anett Tamm, 10 pm DJ Kriimsilm. At midnight performance by Karl-Kristjan Kingi & Co.
7 pm Night Quiz at Pärnu Museum (Aida Street 3/EUR3/in Estonian)
Augustiunetus at The Museum of New Art in Pärnu (Esplanaadi Street 10) – foreign literature book fair, best documentaries of the XXXII Pärnu Film Festival, the 25th nude art show “MAN & WOMAN”
Pärnu Finnish Organisation’s programme at Alex House Courtyard (Kuninga 20): Äänekoski Piccolo Club, crossfolk ensemble SYSMÄ from Finland, Scandinavian folk music by Pärnu Spelmanslag. Charity cafe.
8 pm nightclub Sugar car park (Vee Street 10) – Tallinn Disco and Dj Tom Lilienthal
11 pm 
nightclub Sugar terrace (Vee Street 10) Chalice and Dj Cortés. Free of charge.
At midnight at nightclub Sugar (Vee Street 10) Chalice/Jarek KasarDj Tom Lilienthal, Dj Möls.