International Valga Military History Festival is a unique festival in Baltics. Every year many history reenactment clubs travel to the Festival. We hold reenactment battles from different periods, have a military parade through the city with historical uniforms, and have a big fair. Also, at night there is a big concert where all quests can listen to Estonian best artists.


  1. August 2023
    Town stadium (Ernst Enno 15. Valga)
    09:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00 Police and Border Guard Board Service Dog Championships 12:00-13:00 performance by a military orchestra
    Military history museum (Pikk 16, Valga)
    14:00-14:20 opening of the XV Festival of Military History
    14:20 – 16:00 opening of the touring exhibitions hall, tributes, yearbook presentation and speeches
    Valga Jaani church (Kesk 22, Valga)
    17:30-18:00 commemoration of Forest Brothers and their supporters
    Military theme park (Pikk 16, Valga)
    20:00-23:30 Festival concert: SMILERS and TERMINAATOR
    Pre-sale tickets (at the museum): general admission 15€, child(<18y)/senior 12€. Same-day tickets (at the gate): general admission 20€, child(<18y)/senior 15€.
  1. August 2023
    Military theme park (Pikk 16, Valga)
    08:00-15:00 antiques and crafts market by the Military Museum.
    Adults 3€, children 2€. Price includes entry to the museum!
    11:00 – 12:00 and 12:15 – 13:00 musical performances by PÕLDSEPP JA POJAD
    Town park and avenues (J. Kuperjanovi st, Valga)
    11:00 – 15:00 presentations by Estonian Defence League, Estonian Rescue Board, Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association, Estonian Defence Resources Agency, Estonian Red Cross, Estonian Police and Border Guard, Women’s voluntary defence organization (Naiskodukaitse), Young Eagles (Noored Kotkad), Home Daughters (Kodutütred), Tartu centre of prehistory, and others
    13:30 – 14:00 introduction to the history of the Estonian War of Independence
    14:00-14:30 mock battle “Estonian War of Independence”
    Hargla church (Hargla, Valga Parish)
    16:00-16:30 commemoration of the people who lived and died by Estonia
    Eesti Kodu mälestuskompleks/The Estonian Home Memorial Complex (Mõniste, Rõuge parish, Võrumaa).
    assembly and thematic lunch
  • opening of the “Rukkilille päev”
    memorial service for the fallen Forest Brothers and their supporters
  • prearranged speeches
  • live music
  • different cafes
  • farmer’s market with local produce
    Organizers: Murtud Rukkilille Ühing, MTÜ Eesti Endiste Metsavendade Liit, MTÜ Mehkamaa Kultuuriselts, MTÜ Vaidava and Valga sõjamuuseum.

August 27 @ 12:00
12:00 — 15:00 (3h)